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Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki / Soul of Shiva!!




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English Title: Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki / Soul of Shiva!!
Japanese Title: 長崎しぐれ坂 / ソウル・オブ・シバ!!
Romanized Title: Nagasaki Shigurezaka / Soul of Shiva!

Troupe: Star
Year: 2005
Performances: Grand Theater, 5/13 - 6/20; Tokyo Theater, 7/8 - 8/14
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 5/31; Tokyo Theater, 7/26

Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki:

Based On: Enomoto Shigetami's Edo Mushuku (The Expelled from Edo)
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Composer: Yoshida Yuuko
Choreographer: Hanayagi Yoshijirou, Wakao Risa
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo): Izawa Ichirou
Shinjin Kouen Director: Suzuki Kei


Soul of Shiva!!:

Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Saitou Tsuneyoshi, Aoki Tomoko, Oota Takeshi
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, Hirasawa Satoshi, ANJU, Wakao Risa
Conductor (Takarazuka): Misaki Megumi
Conductor (Tokyo): Izawa Ichirou

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 8/5/05)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: Yes
In Soul of Shiva!!: The sound was replaced in "Copacabana" (singer: Todoroki Yuu), and "Broadway Baby" from scene 21 (singers: Suzumi Shio & Yuzuki Reon) was cut.

Cast

RoleMain CastShinjin koen cast
Isaji (Expelled from Edo)Todoroki Yuu Yuzuki Reon
Unosuke (Low-ranking Nagasaki police officer)Kozuki Wataru Mahiro Shun
Oshima (Geisha in Sakai)Dan Rei Hisaki Seara
Woman S (Geisha who participates in the rites of seeing off the dead)Matsumoto Yuri Hizuki Hana
Rasha (Isaji's follower)Aran Kei Amao Keika
Shobei Izumiya (Merchant of Sakai)Ritsu Tomomi Ginga Ami
Suigyu (Tavern keeper of the Chinese Quarter)Ema Naoki Amagiri Mayo
Rika (Isaji's mistress)Mari Yuzumi Minami Mari
Tateoka (constable of the magistrate's office)Tatsuki You Ayami Haya
Bora (a spy for the magistrate's office Takao Rio Aomi Rima
Sasori (Isaji's follower)Matobu Sei Yumeno Seika
Rakko (Isaji's follower)Suzumi Shio Kazuki Shin
Gyokuran (Suigyu's wife) Asamine Hikari Hanami Yuuka
Horen (Suigyu's daughter)Shirahane Yuri Aono Yuki
Anpe (Isaji's follower)Yuzuki Reon Kisaragi Ren
Ryurei (Horen's friend)Hizuki Hana Hazakura Shizuku
Okichi (waitress at the Maruyama Hizenya) Shinobu Murasaki Kosaki Hiyori
Satou (constable of the magistrate's office) Nishiki Ai Tsurumi Mayuu
Hatano (constable of the magistrate's office) Shiran Masumi Mizuki Ryou
Suzuki (constable of the magistrate's office) Mine Keito Ichijou Azusa
Ishihama (constable of the magistrate's office) Ayaka Rei Miya Rurika
Yu-fa (Horen's friend) Momoka Sari Umezono Sachi
Momoha (Horen's friend) Koto Marie Mashiro Fuari
Chibi Sendou Kaho Shirotae Natsu
Isaji (as a child) Tsurumi Mayuu Nanakaze Umi
Unosuke (as a child) Mahiro Shun Kurenai Yuzuru
Oshima (as a child) Hisaki Seara Hanasono Miyuu


Other Cast: Miki Chigusa, Ayame Hikaru, Marino Yui, Suzuno Katsuki, Hoshikaze Erena, Aozora Yahiro, Yuuho Satoru, Mashio Shin, Ooma Miran, Mishiro Ren, Ryouma Tomo, Taiga Mutsumi, Kawai Mizuho, Hatsuse Yuka, Mikoto Sanae, Otohana Yuri, Minaho Sari, Junka Marii, Hana Nonomi, Yashio Yuumi, Naruka Marin, Hasagi Tsubasa, Haruna Hitomi, Maiya Riri, Aono Yuki, Minakaze Rina, Asato Mao, Naoki Jun, Kai Hayato, Shiotsuki Shuu, Hanakaze Mirai

Other Cast (Tokyo only): Tenju Mitsuki, Yuuka Riko, Ooki Makoto, Kitori Mariya, Otoha Minori, Aimi Serena, Senju Haru, Kotoshiro Manaka, Masabuki Minori, Shingetsu Saku

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki


In the late Edo period (the mid-19th century), Nagasaki is still the special place which is open to the outside world. Other than Nagasaki, the Tokugawa shogunate has kept Japan in isolation since the mid-17th century. Dejima, a fan-shaped artificial island used as a trade post and a place of residence for the Dutch, is in Nagasaki Harbor, while the immense Chinese Quarter is located at Juzenji in downtown Nagasaki. Although the magistrate to Nagasaki officially administers the Chinese quarter, the Chinese Quarter enjoys certain kinds of extraterritorial rights. Therefor the magistrate cannot actually interfere in its affairs without good reason.

Isaji burglarized many residences of feudal lords in Edo and killed quite a few people along the way. Five years have passed since he ran away down to Nagasaki and took sanctuary in the Chinese Quarter. As long as he is in the Quarter, he is out of the reach of policemen of the magistrate's office of Nagasaki. Unosuke is one of the policemen. He had been a detective of the magistrate's office in the northern part of the city of Edo. He has come down to Nagasaki in the pursuit of Isaji and is still looking for him. He publicly declares that he will arrest Isaji at all costs.

One day, Unosuke happens to come across his childhood friend Oshima on the beach and invites her to go with him to the chinese Quarter. He talks Isaji into coming with him to Shigure (late autumn shower) Hill Road where Oshima waits for them. Three friends from childhood, who had parishioners of Kanda Shrine in Edo, meet again for the first time in 20 years in remote Nagasaki. Expelled from the census register of Edo and wanted by the police, Isaji drifted down to Nagasaki. Unosuke now serves the magistrate of Nagasaki as a low-rank policeman. Oshima became a geisha in Sakai, and has come to Nagasaki accompanying her patron on a business trip. They think back about the paths they each have followed and wonder where they each took the wrong turn leading to where they stand.

Isaji longs for the sight of Edo ever since he met with Oshima, so much that he comes to wish to leave the enclosure of the Chinese Quarter. Then, he learns that one of his followers Rasha has not come back since he was called out of the enclosure by Bora who works as a feeler for Isaji. Unosuke dissuades Isaji from rushing to the rescue warning that he would also be killed if he went outside the enclosure. Isaji manages to deliver Rasha. However, Rasha is severely injured and dies shortly afterward. In fact, Rasha became a victim of a scheme invented by the policemen of the magistrate's office. According to the scheme, Isaji should have lost his wits and gone out of the enclosure.

Isaji wanders and comes across Oshima again on Shigure Hill Road. They smell a fragrance of Edo from each other, which makes them feel homesick. They remember the days they had spent together with Unosuke just like brothers and sisters. Isaji mutters in spite of himself that he feels like going back to Edo. Oshima proposes returning to Edo and starting a new life together.

Unosuke tells Oshima's patron Shobei Izumiya a rumor. It is that Izumiya is a smuggler who uses Oshima as she frequents the Chinese Quarter. He also reveals that he suspects there is an affair going on between Oshima and Isaji. Shobei says that he will sail out to sea ahead of time and that it is up to Oshima whether to go back to Sakai with him or not. Oshima reproaches Unosuke for having told on her. Unosuke says she might as well go to hell as go with Isaji to Edo. He doesn't want her to undergo a series of hardships. Oshima is the very woman he once loved. At last, he tells her that Isaji would be killed once he leaves the Chinese Quarter. After due consideration, Oshima decides to go with Shobei.

Isaji is exasperated at Oshima who has not shown up on time. Unosuke comes forth instead and tells him that she has gone back to Sakai. This causes Isaji to run outside. Unosuke stops him with all his force. Isaji tells him that he is not about to follow Oshima but just wants to go a step closer to Edo. Hearing Isaji's heart, Unosuke at last reveals to Isaji the true reason why he has come down in pursuit of him. As a matter of fact, Unosuke has been pursuing Isaji not to arrest him, but for an entirely different reason.....



Revue "Soul of Shiva!!" ~The Lord of Dance who puts on a pair of dream shoes~


Act 1: White Shoes


The clatter of tap dance shoes rather noisily invade the stage, followed by silence. The curtain rises to show a pair of white shoes on the stage. A man of Bob Fosse's bearing comes forth and puts on the shoes. As the piano plays ragtime, the man starts dancing.

Nataraja: Kozuki Wataru

Act 2-4: The soul of Shiva


When Shiva sings as if praying in the form of the golden dancing god, Shiva's children squirm, wake up, and slowly start dancing. The Soul of Shiva is born and warmly welcomed by quite a few of Shiva's children. The world turns golden. Shiva's children dance along with the Soul of Shiva.

Shiva: Todoroki Yuu
Shiva's Child/Man S: Aran Kei
Shiva's Children/Men A: Tatsuki You, Matobu Sei, Suzumi Shio, Yuzuki Reon
Shiva's Children/Women A: Shirahane Yuri, Hizuki Hana

Act 5: A Legend


Shiva appears in the corridor of his temple (actually on the passageway running through the audience) and sings dreamily of the Soul of Shiva becoming the truly excellent dancer Nataraja.

Shiva: Todoroki Yuu
Durga: Ema Naoki
Lakshmi: Nishiki Ai
Sarasvati: Shinobu Murasaki
Uma: Takao Rio
Kama: Hoshikaze Erena

Act 6: Adoration


At the rear of a theater in a back street on Broadway, a poor shoeshine boy Lake is busy polishing the shoes of some fashionable people, when Dice, a great actress of the century, leaves the theater through the stage door.

Lake: Kozuki Wataru
Dice: Dan Rei
Orchid: Aran Kei
Jump: Matobu Sei
Cool: Suzumi Shio
Lemon: Yuzuki Reon
Sunny: Hizuki Hana

Act 7: Adoration


Fascinated, Lake admiringly looks at Dice. Orchid, a talent agent, steps in front of Lake and asks him to polish his shoes. As soon as Orchid generously pays Lake, Lake is prompted to dancce in excitement. Seeing his dancing, Orchid recruits him.

Act 8: Love - 1


Lake, now a young man, works hard at his dancing lessons along with his classmates at a prestigious ballet school in New York. Wink, a rather slow female student, is scolded today as usual. She bursts into tears saying that she cannot make it. Lake gently consoles her. He sees Dice's image in her.

Lake: Kozuki Wataru
Fairy: Sendou Kaho
Wink: Shirahane Yuri

Act 9: Love - 2


Orchid sings his heartrending love to Dice. Dice goes into a topnotch nightclub with her entourage of gangsters. Shiva's wives lead Orchid into the nightclub.

Dice: Dan Rei
Orchid: Aran Kei

Act 10: A Development


Lake works in the nightclub to help pay his way through school. Men in tuxedos dance with Lake at their center in a mellow and sexy manner. Orchid dances with Dice. Stun tries to take her away and begins to quarrel violently with Orchid.

Lake: Kozuki Wataru
Dice: Dan Rei
Orchid: Aran Kei
Stun: Tatsuki You
Madame A: Mari Yuzumi

Act 11: A Development


Dice and Orchid promise Lake that they will help him to appear on the stage of a first-class theater.

Lake: Kozuki Wataru
Dice: Dan Rei
Orchid: Aran Kei

Act 12: Aesthetics


Shiva impersonating a consummate star appears from below in Radio City Music Hall, and pompously announces the start of the acts.

Shiva: Todoroki Yuu

Act 13: Aesthetics


Rockette Line Dance.

Rocket Girl S: Yuzuki Reon
Rocket Girls A: Momoka Sari, Suzuno Katsuki

Act 14 A: Aesthetics


Dice acting as a super-ultra star begins some cadenzas and gentlemen try to seduce her.

Dice: Dan Rei
Handsome Men A: Tatsuki You, Matobu Sei, Suzumi Shio

Act 14 B: Aesthetics


Lake who has become a great star spectacularly shows up and sensually dances with some beautiful women. Shortly afterwards, he dancs a duet with the ultimate beauty, Dice.

Lake: Kozuki Wataru
Dice: Dan Rei
Singing Beauty: Marino Yui

Act 15: Aesthetics


The splendor of the night goes on as if it was endless.

Lake: Kozuki Wataru
Dice: Dan Rei
Durga: Ema Naoki
Lakshmi: Nishiki Ai
Sarasvati: Shinobu Murasaki
Uma: Takao Rio
Kama: Hoshikaze Erena
Handsome Men A: Tatsuki You, Matobu Sei, Suzumi Shio, Mine Keito
Rocket Girl S: Yuzuki Reon
Rocket Girls A: Momoka Sari, Suzuno Katsuki

Act 16: Jealousy


Orchid sings in torment of his jealousy for Lake who seems to have caught Dice's heart. Lake and Dice indulge in happiness under the night sky. The three of them violently dance as if they were struggling within a love triangle. The shadows of Orchid in a fit of jealous rage attack Lake, while Orchid takes Dice away and they disappear into the dark.

Lake: Kozuki Wataru
Dice: Dan Rei
Orchid: Aran Kei

Act 17: Darkness


Lake left behind and driven to despair, shows that he can't dance any more, nor does he like dancing anymore.

Shiva: Todoroki Yuu
Lake: Kozuki Wataru

Act 18: Light


Shiva appears on high. As Shiva touches Lake's injured legs, a beam of light streams out. Then, Shiva sends out rays of light to a pair of golden shoes. Lake timidly approaches the shoes and puts them on.

Shiva: Todoroki Yuu
Lake: Kozuki Wataru

Act 19: The Lord of Dance


Shiva's children in white emerge from all quarters of the stage and vigorously dance in order to encourage Lake. Lake executes some dance steps. Shiva majestically sings and the dancing reaches a climax.

Shiva: Todoroki Yuu
Lake: Kozuki Wataru
Shiva's child/Woman S: Dan Rei
Shiva's child/Man S: Aran Kei

Act 20: The Lord of Dance


The reborn Soul of Shiva makes his appearance. A seemingly never-ending heated ball continues with Shiva and the Soul of Shiva at its center.

Shiva: Todoroki Yuu
The Soul of Shiva: Kozuki Wataru
Shiva's child/Woman S: Dan Rei
Shiva's child/Man S: Aran Kei

Act 21: Transmission


Shiva's wives finally sing in chorus. The sublime spirit of dance is transmitted in succession to the stars. The gorgeous finale approaches.

Shiva's child/Man S: Aran Kei
Durga: Ema Naoki
Lakshmi: Nishiki Ai
Sarasvati: Shinobu Murasaki
Uma: Takao Rio
Kama: Hoshikaze Erena
Shiva's children/Men: Tatsuki You, Matobu Sei, Suzumi Shio, Ooma Miran, Ayaka Rei, Yuzuki Reon, Mahiro Shun
Shiva's children/Women: Koto Marie, Sendou Kaho, Shirahane Yuri, Hizuki Hana

Act 22: A Dream


The Soul of Shiva in the form of the legendary Nataraja dances with his true wife Parvati savoring their transient happiness.

Nataraja: Kozuki Wataru, Parvati: Dan Rei

Act 23-24: Eternity


When Shiva sings of the splendor of dancing, the supreme dancers join the parade one after another.

Shiva: Todoroki Yuu

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