A WORLD PREMIERE | AT THE OCCASION OF THE 150 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN JAPAN AND BELGIUM
Wavre, Monday, December 14, 2015
In the year 2016, 150 years of friendship between Japan and Belgium will be celebrated. On this occasion, a
prestigious partnership - the Fondation George Arthur Forrest and the Kitanodai Ensemble conducted by Mr.
Yoichiro Iguchi - will unite both our countries to present the world premiere of Miyabi.
Miyabi - the elegance and refinement of the Imperial Court - has been staged by Ado Huygens to enhance your
understanding and enjoyment of the jewels of Japanese culture. Song, music, dance, flower arranging (Ikebana),
the Way of Incense (Kô), sumptuous kimonos and precious masks will carry you to the very heart of a mysterious
and fascinating world. This unique event enables its audience to experience an art which has only been displayed
within Shinto and Buddhist temples or in the presence of the Emperor. 12 musicians and 4 dancers will initiate you
into Gagaku, an art that embodies the quintessence of the sacred.
The former chief musical director of the Imperial House, Master Shôgo Anzai, will act as conductor by playing the
kakko, and will also play the transverse flute, the ryuteki.
BOZAR | Saturday, January 13, 2016 - 8:30pm
INFO & BOOKING: http://www.bozar.be/en/activities/106944-miyabi
FONDATION GEORGE ARTHUR FORREST
Parc des Collines, Avenue Pasteur 9 | 1300 Wavre, Belgique
Tél. +32 (0)10.23.96.80 | Fax +32 (0)10.23.96.89
E-mail: [email protected] | Internet: www.forrestgroup.com