From September 9 to September 12
A Play Celebrating the Explosion of Asian Power
A most beautiful love story derived from the ancient Indian epic verse, “Mahābhārata – The Adventure of Nala” is magnificently staged in this play. Each of their performances at Festival d’Avignon, received standing ovations. With its 360 degree “ring-shaped” stage surrounding the audience, Mahābhārata will finally arrive in Nara.
From October 14 to October 24
Every year, people discuss where ISHINHA will perform. This year, it will be in Nara.
With Asia as the theme, they will reconstitute their 2010 performance involved in their visualized “ocean way”. Spread out in all directions, it will evoke history. Experience a totally new scene where you can strongly sense the development of space and depth of time.
From October 1 to October 2
A story of friendship among 3 students sent to Tang; ABE no Nakamaro, who was the favorite of Emperor Xuan Zong and became a minister in Tang, KIBI no Makibi, who became a minister in Japan after being sent to Tang twice, and Shinsei Fujii, a Japanese envoy to Tang who died there when he was only 36 years old.
The performance will be sent out from Nara to the world as “Manyo Opera”