Revolt of a Gallant Poet / Southern Cross Revue II
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English Title: Revolt of a Gallant Poet / Southern Cross Revue II
Japanese Title: 花の業平 / サザンクロス・レビューII
Romanized Title: Hana no Narihira / Sazan Kurosu Rebyuu II
Performances: Tokyo, 11/16 - 12/23
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Tokyo, 12/4
Revolt of a Gallant Poet:
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director/Choreographer: Onoe Kikunojou
Music: Yoshida Yuuko
Shinjin Kouen Director: Fujii Daisuke
Southern Cross Revue II:
Author/Director: Kusano Akira
Music: Takahashi Kuni, Kuratomi Shinichi, Miyagawa Akira
Choreography: Hayama Kiyomi, Shou Sumire, Nakura Kayoko, Ueshima Yukio, Iga Yuuko
Available on DVD: VHS only
|Ariwara no Narihira (a poet, a refined man)
|Fujiwara no Takaiko (falls in love with Narihara)
|Fujiwara no Mototsune (Takaiko's older brother)
|Fujiwara no Yoshifusa (Takaiko's father)
|Umewaka (a former nobleman, Narihara's friend)
|Abe no Kiyoiki (Narihira's friend)
|Fujiwara no Nobuko (empress dowager)
|Fujiwara no Yoshimi (Yoshifusa's younger brother)
|Fujiwara no Tokitsura (Yoshimi's son)
|Fujiwara no Kunitsune (Mototsune's younger brother)
|Fujiwara no Tamiko (Yoshimi's daughter)
|Yoshino (Takaiko's nurse)
|Wakaba (Takaiko's handmaiden)
|Tomo no Yoshio (chief councillor)
|Tomo no Nakatsune (Yoshio's son)
|Minamoto no Makoto (minister of the right)
|Naishi no Kami
|Haruge (Narihira's servant)
|Akimune (Narihira's servant)
|Shinshin (Kiyoyuki's friend)
|Shibi (town merchant)
|Tone (Shibi's wife)
|Hitachi (city merchant)
|Eguchi (city merchant)
|Ariko (Dancing girl of the Five Festivals)
|Yoshiko (Dancing girl of the Five Festivals)
|Sawako (Dancing girl of the Five Festivals)
|Ise Imperial Priestess Yasuko
|Leader of Thieves
Other Cast: Sawa Manaho, Hanamori Mayuri, Mashiro Fuari, Umezono Sachi, Kawai Mizuho, Hanami Yuuka, Hatsuse Yuka, Tsurumi Mayuu, Otohana Yuri, Minaho Sari, Yumeno Seika, Maiha Megumi, Matou Kanata, Junka Marii, Otomi Yuuma
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Revolt of a Gallant Poet
The beginning of the Heian Era (around 851), there was a young nobleman named Ariwara no Narihira serving in various government posts, such as Keeper of the Archives. This gentleman had great poetic ability, a handsome honor, was valorous, and was generally of an open and natural nature.
Narihira's grandfather was Emperor Heizei, and his mother and father were also of imperial blood, but he himself was not so high. This is because at that time the power and influence of the Fujiwara clan was running rampant in the palace, and they suppressed the eminence of the other noble families.
This Narihara meets the beautiful Princess Takaiko, who is working as a dancing girl at one of the imperial flower banquets. Takaiko is Grand Minister Fujiwara no Yoshifusa's niec and adopted daughter. Yoshifusa intends to increase the influence of the Fujiwara clan by introducing Takaiko to one of the imperial princes.
Takaiko, who has discerned her uncle's secret motive, and under pressure from her brother Mototsune, who is in sympathy with the plan, refuses to participate in the dance. Narihira sees her angry face in profile from nearby, and later sees her dancing beautifully, and he is won over by her. Narihira, who is well-known for being a refined man, but this is the first time that he has gotten such a strong impression as he did from his meeting with Takaiko. With this beginning, Takaiko begins to think more of Narihira, and the two have secret trysts as they make deep pledges to each other.
The townsfolk immediately begin gossiping about Narihira's movements, so that Yoshifusa and Mototsune eventually find out and move Takaiko from her aunt's house in Gojo to Yoshifusa's in Ichijo. Stymmied, Narihira goes to have casual words with his friends Umewaka and Abe no Kiyoyuki, who live in the east of the city. Unable to have hs way in either power or love, and with his mother having passed away, Narihira sets out on a journey.
On his return, he meets for the first time in a long time his distant relative, the imperial princess Yasuko who serves as a priestess at the Ise Shrine. Only a girl when she left the capital, she has now grown into a beautiful woman. She is awakened to love when she sees Narihara and his sad circumstances. She holds him as if in comfort.
When Narihira returns to the capital, an incident occurs. At the main gate of the great imperial palace, the Outen Gate has burned in an accidental fire. Everyone says that it was set on purpose, by the chief councilor.... There is an eye-witness, and although he doesn't remember doing it, the chief councilor is overthrown. This was all the maneuvering of Fujiwara Mototsune.... Yosifusa, who was a political opponent of the chief councilor, has no scruples, but instead hurries his daughter's imperial bridal party's entry into the court.
Takaiko is now deep in the imperial court.... Narihira determines to make preparations for her escape and to steal her away unaided, when she returns temporarily to Gojo.....
Southern Cross Revue II
Scene 1 - Southern Cross Revue (Prologue)
A Carioca crowd clad in vibrant colors. They begin the intense carnival.
Carioca Man S: Kouju Tatsuki
Carioca Woman S: Nagisa Aki
Carioca Men A: Hatsukaze Midori, Shiokaze Kou, Ayaki Nao, Aran Kei, Yumeki Noa, Asazumi Kei, Matobu Sei
Carioca women A: Mari Yuzumi, Akisono Mio, Kanou Chika
Carnival Queen: Hoshikaze Erena
Duos: Morioka Tomomi
Uno: Nishiki Ai
Carioca Man A (singer): Aran Kei
Carioca Woman A (singer): Akisono Mio
Scene 2 - Caribbean
Cuba, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. Three young men dance heatedly in the carnival night.
Mambo No. 1: Aran Kei
Mambo No. 2: Asazumi Kei
Mambo No. 3: Matobu Sei
Mambo Men: Takao Rio, Yumeki Noa, Suzumi Shio, Ooma Miran
Duos: Morioka Tomomi
Uno: Nishiki Ai
Pipirochi: Ema Naoki
Pupurochi: Asamine Hikari
Peperochi: Kanou Chika
Poporochi: Takuma Saki
Paparochi: Yuzuki Reon
Latin Man S: Hatsukaze Midori
Latin Men A: Aran Kei, Yumeki Noa, Asazumi Kei, Matobu Sei
Scene 3 - Amazon
The mysterious tale of the Lotus and the Beetle, which passes down the Amazon.
Beetle: Kouju Tatsuki
Lotus: Ayaki Nao
Singer S: Narumi Jun
Singers: Chigoto Himeka, Takamiya Chinatsu
Scene 4 - Midsummer Christmas
Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is in Midsummer. A dazzling midsummer Christmas carnival.
Holly Dancer: Kouju Tatsuki
X'mas Singer S: Nagisa Aki
X'mas Singers (men): Hatsukaze Midori, Shiokaze Kou, Ayaki Nao, Aran Kei, Yumeki Noa, Asazumi Kei, Matobu Sei
X'mas Singers (women): Akisono Mio, Takamiya Chinatsu
X'mas Dancer A (woman): Kanou Chika
X'mas Dancers A (men): Narumi Jun, Suzumi Shio, Ooma Miran, Yuzuki Reon
X'mas Kids (boys): Ema Naoki, Takao Rio
X'mas Kids (girls): Mari Yuzumi, Shinobu Murasaki
Duos: Morioka Tomomi
Uno: Nishiki Ai
Fiesta Man S: Kouju Tatsuki
Fiesta Woman S: Nagisa Aki
Scene 5 - Carnival of Butterflies
The butterfly singer arrives and sings a love song. A crowd of butterflies dance.
Mariposa (solo singer): Yumeki Noa
Mariposa (singer): Chigoto Himeka
Scene 6~7 - Patagonia ~ Carnival Fantastic
Tragedy under the sparkling Southern Cross for visiting lovers.
Nonino: Kouju Tatsuki
Juanita: Nagisa Aki
Bernardo: Hatsukaze Midori
Riff: Ayaki Nao
Krupke: Shiokaze Kou
Chino: Aran Kei
Anita: Mari Yuzumi
Graziella: Akisono Mio
Nonino's Shadow: Ayaka Rei
Juanita's Shadow: Mikoto Sanae
Esmeralda (men): Ema Naoki, Takao Rio, Asazumi Kei, Suzumi Shio, Yuzuki Reon
Esmeralda (women: Shinobu Murasaki, Ayame Hikaru, Kanou Chika, Suzuno Katsuki, Hoshikaze Erena, Hizuki Hana
Silver (men): Yumeki Noa, Narumi Jun, Matobu Sei, Mine Keito, Ooma Miran, Ayami Haya
Silver (women): Asamine Hikari, Marino Yui, Koto Marie, Takuma Saki, Hiiro Moe, Sendou Kaho
Frama (men): Hatsukaze Midori, Shiokaze Kou, Ayaki Nao, Ema Naoki, Aran Kei, Takao Rio, Yumeki Noa, Narumi Jun
Frama (women): Mari Yuzumi, Akisono Mio
Scene 8 - Southern Cross Revue (Finale)
The carnival's great parade.
ENAK Sumire Style Stage GRAPH
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