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Hanago / The Lion Dance / The Tales of Hoffmann



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Picture Credit: program cover (Kasugano Yachiyo)


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English Title: Hanago / The Lion Dance / The Tales of Hoffmann
Japanese Title: 花子 / 鏡獅子 / ホフマン物語
Romanized Title: Hanago / Kagamijishi / Hofuman Monogatari

Troupe: Snow
Year: 1950
Performances: Nagoya Takarazuka Theater, 04/08 - 04/17
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a

Hanago:

Based On: The Kyougen comedy of the same name
Author/Director/Choreographer: Mizuta Shigeru
Composer: Oda Hajime
Conductor (Takarazuka): n/a
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a

The Lion Dance:

Based On: The kabuki dance of the same name
Author/Director/Choreographer: Mizuta Shigeru
Composer: Sakai Kyou
Conductor (Takarazuka): n/a
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a

The Tales of Hoffmann:

Based On: The opera of the same name by Jacques Offenbach
Author/Director/Choreographer: Shigyou Masatoshi
Composer: Sakai Kyou, Yamane Hisao
Conductor (Takarazuka): n/a
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a

Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a

Cast

Hanago
RoleCast
The LordAmatsu Otome
His Lady WifeTougou Haruko
Tarou-kajaFujino Takane
Female Servant 1Aoba Shigeru
Female Servant 2Asakura Itoko
Female Servant 3Kunishima Katsuyo
Female ServantsChiyo Kaoru
Chiaki Mitsuru
Suzukari Mayumi
Miyama Hanako
Hanaoka Natsumi
Aya Nishiki
Tachibana Akiyo
Oomi Chihiro
Ibuki Yukiko
Suzuya Miki
The Lion Dance
RoleCast
Yayoi / The Lion SpiritAmatsu Otome
Female ServantsOtowa Nobuko
Tougou Haruko
Hitomi Urara
Fujishiro Ayako
Toyo Harue
Aoba Shigeru
Butterfly (Kochou)Tachibana Akiyo
Oomi Chihiro
Buttefly (Chou)Wakazakura Kaoru
Miyama Hanako
Asakura Itoko
Kunishima Katsuyo
Chiaki Mitsuru
Momo Chitose
Butterfly (Kochou)Aoba Shigeru
Asakura Itoko
Kasugai Akemi
Naniwatsu Mifune
Fumino Rie
Aozora Hitomi
Kunishima Katsuyo
Chiyo Kaoru
Suzukari Mayumi
Miyama Shinobu
Hanaoka Natsumi
Aya Nishiki
Ibuki Yukiko
Misaki Kayoko
The Tales of Hoffmann
RoleCast
Hoffmann, a poetKasugano Yachiyo
Stella, a singerOtowa Nobuko
Olympia, a mechanical or an animatronical doll Masami Aiko
Asakura Itoko
Giulietta, a courtesanTougou Haruko
Councillor Lindorf, Hoffmann's nemesis / Spalanzani, an inventor / Captain Dapertutto, Hoffmann's nemesisAmagi Tsukie
Nicklausse, Hoffmann's muse in the guise of his closest friendFujino Takane
Hermann, a student / Hoffmann's ReflectionKawaji Tatsumi
Nathanaël, manager / Coppélius, Olympia's co-creator; Hoffmann's nemesis / Pitichinaccio, Giulietta's servantAjiro Makoto
Andrès, theater worker Wakazakura Kaoru
Ebhart, a student / Peter Schlémil, in love with GiuliettaMomo Chitose
Luther, bar ownerToyo Harue
Elena / Giulietta's ReflectionChiaki Mitsuru

Other Cast: Somekawa Sahoko, Sayuri Emi, Misuna Hikaru, Mayumi Hikari, Kashiwagi Momoyo, Chiharu Takako

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Hanago


The lord of the manor has a lover named Hanago, but he also has a deeply suspicious and overbearing wife who never lets him get away to visit her. So he concocts a plan to have his servant Tarou-kaja take his place. Tarou-kaja reluctantly agrees, worried about what will happen if he is discovered. Sure enough, the lady wife arrives to talk with her husband and eventually discovers that it is Tarou-kaja. She gets the truth out of him and is incensed. She takes his place in the master's clothing. Eventually, the master returns home and, thinking he is talking to Tarou-kaja, tells him all about his lovely evening with Hanago. His wife reveals herself, furious!

The Lion Dance


Once a year the lord brings the lion head out of the treasure house to use in a dance. This year the young Yayoi is chosen to dance with the head. At first she dances carefully, aware of how important the dance is, but as time passes her movements become stronger and more forceful as the spirit of the lion head possesses her.

The Tales of Hoffmann


Hoffmann is a poet and playwright in love with the opera prima donna Stella. He tries to meet with her but is rebuffed and drowns his sorrows with some students and her manager at a nearby tavern. Her manager convinces Hoffmann to tell tales of his past loves.

His first story is about the automaton Olympia, created by the scientist Spalanzani and Coppélius. Hoffmann believes Olympia is real because he is wearing magical glasses. He dances with her. However, the truth is eventually revealed.

His second story is about the courtesan Giulietta, who pretended to love Hoffmann because she had been bribed with a diamond to steal his reflection from a mirror.

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