Takarazuka Dance / Guide to the Future / Takarazuka Flower Poems 100
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English Title: Takarazuka Dance / Guide to the Future ―The Ship's Log of the Vessel "Century"― / ―TAKARAZUKA Flower Poems 100!!
Japanese Title: 宝塚をどり / 明日への指針 －センチュリー号の航海日誌－ / TAKARAZUKA 花詩集100!!
Romanized Title: Takarazuka Odori / Ashita e no Shishin ―Century-go Koukai Nisshi― / TAKARAZUKA Hanashishuu 100!!
Performances: Hakataza, 07/12 - 08/04
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Composer: Yoshida Yuuko
Choreographer: Hanayagi Jusuke, Yamamura Tomogorou, Hanayagi Juraku, Wakao Risa
Guide to the Future
Author/Director: Ishida Masaya
Composer: Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Miori Yumino
Takarazuka Flower Poems 100!!
Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer: Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Jeff Calhoun, Hayama Kiyomi, Shou Sumire, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa
Available on DVD: No
|Jake (chief communications officer aboard the Century)||Ryuu Masaki|
|Leila (passenger aboard the Century, wife of Donald)||Manaki Reika|
|Captain Connelly (captain of the Century)||Asuka Yuu|
|Sergei (movie director; Dora's husband)||Seijou Kaito|
|Simon (an actor)||Saou Kurama|
|First Mate Albert||Kouzuki Ruu|
|Dora (president of a movie production company)||Kagetsu Miyako|
|Second Mate Ernie||Mishou Kazuki|
|Third Mate Willy||Hibiki Reona|
|Lucas (a temporary communications officer)||Uzuki Hayate|
|Madame François||Remi Kurea|
|Madame Accu||Shirayuki Sachika|
|Assistant Director Seagal||Arise Sou|
|Fourth Mate Ed||Akizuki Saya|
|Nigel (a communications officer, Jake's friend)||Tamaki Ryou|
|Fifth Mate Oscar||Kirami Ruise|
|Sixth Mate Karl||Asami Jun|
|Captain Rostron / Donald||Kizuki Yuuma|
|Young Jake||Urara Senri|
Special Appearance (Takarazuka Dance only): Matsumoto Yuri
Other Cast: Shouga Tsubaki, Yumeha Miyu, Samomo Satsuki, Misato Yumeno, Harumi Yuu, Akane Konatsu, Souya Tomoki, Himeno Ree, Aose Yuuki, Himesaki Mirei, Souma Seren
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Classic Takarazuka Dance
Amongst the traditional Japanese performances of the Takarazuka Revue, this is a work that not only succeeds to those traditions, but also challenges them. Celebratory dances, the origin of the traditional performance arts are in folk songs, which this new Japanese-style revue uses to create a new lion and butterfly dance (Kagami Jishi).
A Guide to the Future
The Century is an American passenger ship that has departed on its 100th milestone voyage. This is the story of the mere four days from the time the Century departs from a port in London to its arrival in New York.
Drinking alcohol is banned on the Century, as Prohibition Law is in force, as is the case throughout America. Even so, the ship proceeds smoothly on its voyage, carrying a large number of passengers and crew. It seems like a magnificent hotel gliding across the ocean with its swimming pool, restaurants and even gym.
Jake is the Century's Chief Communications Officer. He came into this position out of an aspiration to become a seafarer, which was triggered by an incident experienced in his youth. But now he has dreams of becoming a novelist, as his job of receiving the passengers' mail offers him a glimpse into human relationships. Jake, who always brings on the board the novel he is working on, titled “The Ship's Log,”encounters a mysterious girl one night on the deck. Meeting Jake for the first time, the girl starts a conversation with him in a friendly manner before completely disappearing, just like the fog.
Jake searches for her, and while scouting inside the ship he becomes acquainted with a woman on her way to New York to meet her husband. The woman is carrying a bouquet of flowers, and during a short conversation Jake learns that she plans to offer them to the soul of her younger sister who passed away on the Titanic 22 years earlier. He informs her that on the following day his ship will reach the nearest point on its route to the spot where the Titanic sunk. The woman, meanwhile, learns about the writings of Jake, the aspiring novelist who is holding “The Ship's Log,” and she becomes extremely interested. He offers to take care of her flowers until the following day, and as she hands them over, she grabs “The Ship's Log” away from him and leaves.
By the time she departs, Jake has received a shock by hearing a name she mentioned in response to one of his questions: Leila. For this is the name of the woman who was behind the incident in his youth that induced him to become a seafarer, and someone with whom he had been deeply involved.
TAKARAZUKA Flower Poems 100!!
The playwright and director Shirai Tetsuzou was called the "King of Revue." When he returned to Japan in 1930 he created Parisette, and following that, in 1933 he created Flower Poems. These were the genesis of the modern Takarazuka revue shows. For the 100th anniversary, we will present a new, modern arrangement of Flower Poems, with Takarazuka as its theme. The choreographer staff will include popular Broadway director and choreographer Jeff Calhoun.
- Final performance for Mishou Kazuki.
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