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Monday, 25 August 2014

The Sake - A Japanese Performance

Last weekend I and my sweetie Hubby went to see The Sake - a Japanese performance that was on at the Edinburgh Fringe. I knew about the show as there as a preview performance on stage when I was down at Hyper Japan. 


So when we found out about this and it being on our door step we made sure to book some tickets , the baby sitter and went to on our way. I was not completely sure what to expect as the we only saw a small preview on the Hyper Japan stage all the event said was it was a story and performance with lights.



These are all photos from Hyper Japan, from The Sake preview. Which I really enjoyed so I was looking forward so much to seeing the full length show.The Show is a Story , through music dance and stunning dance with drapes and ribbons.



The Story of the Sake takes you through a year of the season in which each season there is the aspects of elements that are used to make the Sake. The performers are all stunning and the narrator is charming witty and drunk ( acting btw.) sake brewer . The Spring has light images projected  of the Cherry blossom season where you watched a stunning dancer , performing with grace and beauty which then led to the musician using something  that looked like some kind of metal drum. That created the sound of rain that soon led to a down pour and that's when we meet more artists who used ropes and outfits to represent the elements of the Thunder and Wind gods of Shinto.

 It was utterly jaw dropping stuff. This was when the Bass and guitar players start playing music to complement the mood of the Ropes spinning at top speed with the dancers on them. - Kyaa!!



Soon next came the next month of Autumn and  and the light hearted fun came into play with our narrator chasing the cheeky mice and getting people from the crowd to come on stage and par take lessons from him wielding the sword to deal with the mice snacking on the Rice. Soon after we get to admire the ' Magic' that is then performed  to make the Sake well.. Sake.  hehe which was just magical to watch.




Derpy me and some of the Cast Performers.
After some fun and entertainment of magic the Winter comes into play, where we meet more of the Elemental Gods of winter and possibly Frost while the sake ages and brews. Again a other stunning perfomace with dance and music . As well as this one performer who was spinning and dancing with only 2 pieces of  long thick ribbons from the top of the stage.


It was a very interesting performance and show I really enjoyed it very much it was just magic, As much as love the Kawaii aspect and fashions from Japan, I have a huge soft spot for the much more traditional side of Japan. 





After the performance, I went over to greet the Narrator and the Cherry Blossom dancer , I thanked them for a lovely show ( using my broken Japanese haha.) And said how we heard about them . The Cherry Blossom dancer was tickled pink with this and she was UTTERLY STUNNING! She even offered me a gift of signed post cards of her after hearing we saw them at Hyper Japan. Which then got others talking and wondering who I was to get a slightly different treatment than them! Which was kind of funny.

If you ever do find out that this show, The Sake is on near you it is so worth checking out!
Till next time!  Kanpai!!! *raises a Sake Box*


Tartan