Also, Daisuke Takahashi, Stéphane Lambiel, Shizuka Arakawa, Yulia Lipnitskaya, Akiko Suzuki, Nobunari Oda, and Kanako Murakami are among the performers for Hyoen 2019 Hyoen combines figure skating and theater. The shows will be July 26-28 at Yokohama Arena.
The show will be based on "The tale of Genji"( Published :1005)
From Twitter: "Stéphane to play the Suzaku(Half-brother of Genji/Daisuke T.) Sophisticated royal member, beauty&gentle inside out. Has complex between Genji, but always looks after him as elder brother. His wife Oborozukiyo(Akiko S.) has affairs with Genji, but he still loves her from his heart. But his mother Kokiden(Shizuka A.)entrap Genji for exile, and Suzaki was too gentle to stop from it too happen. But then after Genji’s exile he gets cursed from his father and goes blind. After he becomes emperor, he stays in shade and calm with his dear loving Oborozukiyo." twitter.com/Renovatio_lux
Wow, Japan is spoiled with so many shows! Hyoen 2019 sounds especially fascinating to me. So much that for a second or two (or three) I started to think about saving for a trip to Japan. Heart says: YES!!! My rational side says it's crazy to even think about it.
"Stéphane to play the Suzaku(Half-brother of Genji/Daisuke T.)
From English Wikipedia article:
Suzaku (later, Emperor Suzaku/ Suzaku (Tale of Genji)) – The son of Kiritsubo Emperor by the Kokiden Lady, Genji's half-brother and grandson of the powerful Minister of the Right, he is named Heir Apparent, although the Kiritsubo Emperor would have personally preferred to make Genji a Crown Prince. Apparently a pathetic figure throughout the narrative (he is cuckolded by Genji, sees the women he would like to have taken away from him, becomes a puppet in the hands of his mother and her political faction), Suzaku still retains a tragic dignity, especially during the “Wakana” chapters, when, after having abdicated and taken Buddhist vows, his religious devotion is obstructed by his excessive paternal love for his favorite daughter, the Third Princess (Onna San No Miya/ Nyōsan). Moreover, at least one Genji critic distinguishes Suzaku's vengeful potential, by identifying him with the possessing spirit affecting the women of the Uji chapters.(chapter 1; like Genji's death, Suzaku's death is not featured in the narrative)
<<Notice of the 2nd Stéphane Lambiel Fan Meeting in Japan>>
We have so much pleasure about announcement of Stéphane Lambiel’s second fan meeting in Japan that is planning in June.
Every participant from outside of Japan is off course also welcomed, but due to shortage of staff who can speak English, if you have some question, please use Japanese language at first, if you can’t please use easy English, thank you. Sometimes, we can’t response in English quickly.
During this fan meeting, all announcement and explanation will be made in Japanese language, thank you for your understanding.
We appreciate in advance very much about your understanding this situation. (This guide is also written using Google Translate)
Date：9th June 2019 (Sunday)
Place：Some place at Kobe City (We are sure to inform to the participants about the meeting of the place as soon as it fixed)
Reception time(plan)：19：30～20：10 （The seats will be fixed by staff, and you can’t come later, please.We’ll have a preparation meeting. And we can not accept if you are late）
Entry fee：3500 yen （including pay to place and some little gift for Stéphane.）
Due to the venue, the number of participants are limited. If there are so many people who want to participate, it will be lottery, selected fairly, thank you for your understanding.
In addition, please refer to the following link for detailed guidance of application method, period, conditions and notes. (Japanese page)