Fisherman Taro 3+

Noriyuki Sawa

Once upon a time, on a tiny island somewhere in Japan there lived a fisherman called Taro Urashima. One day, when he was walking along the coast, he saw a group of village children who were torturing a turtle. He saved her. A few days later when he was fishing as usual, the saved tortoise visited him and spoke to him, "My Sovereign, Princess Oto-hime, would like to thank you for saving my life. She asked me to take you to Dragon Palace." Taro did not tarry – he promptly sat on the turtle’s back and they plunged deep towards the bottom of the sea...

Like Taro we will also courageously set off along the meandering paths of apple parades in Iida, cute offices in Tokyo and delicious white coffee in Prague, on an exotic journey straight into the heart of Japanese puppet tradition. As the director said, "An unusually invigorating Maribor breeze is blowing through the branches of one of the world's most popular Japanese fairytales."

Gallery

Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Fisherman Taro <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>

Crew and cast

Director, visual designer and choreographer Noriyuki Sawa


Performers Miha Bezeljak, Maksimiljan Dajčman, Barbara Jamšek, Metka Jurc, Aja Kobe, Danilo Trstenjak, Elena Volpi and Anže Zevnik


Author of the songs and dramaturge Amelija Kreigher

Composer Boštjan Gombač

Speech advisor Metka Damjan

Assistant director Taeko Yoshida

Lighting designer Jason Smith

Sound designer Marko Jakopanec

Stage managers and animation assistants Enver Ibrahimagić and Mitja Pastirk

Puppet and props makers Noriyuki Sawa, Neva Vrba, Gregor Lorenci, Biserka Bobnar, Darka Erdelji, Lucijan Jošt, Primož Mihevc and Taeko Yoshida

Set makers Branko Caserman in Lucijan Jošt

Costume designer Mojca Bernjak

Lighting technician Miljenko Knezoci

Sound designer for the song Blaž Celarec


Premiere — 2. November 2012