Tuesday, 19 November 2019 – 7.30 pm at the Théâtre Graslin
PARADE JAPONAISE (JAPANESE PARADE), Cinema Opera
For the opening evening, the Festival des 3 Continents, in a coproduction with Skênê Productions and Angers Nantes Opéra, will be putting on an original creation showcasing the atypical work of the great Japanese filmmaker Kōji Yamamura, in his presence. This cinema opera, in two movements, is put to music and lyrics, and directed by Catherine Verhelst and Hervé Tougeron (Ensemble Skênê), backed by the Opera choir. The first movement is composed of two animated films by Koji Yamamura, Satie’s Parade (2016) and Water Dream (2017). The second is a fragment preserved from the exceptional sword movie Chôkon by Itô Daisuke, dating from 1926.