•  Workshops 2015
  Yamanote Jijosha
Cu Yamanote Jijosha
Artistic Director of Yamanote Jijosha. Councilor of Japan Performing Arts Foundation. Born in Tokyo, Masahiro Yasuda was a graduate of Waseda University. He founded Yamanote Jijosha, in 1984 at university. He directed almost all the performances of Yamanote Jijosha. His direction is highly appreciated with the acting and directing style “Yojo-han” designed the modern play. His recent works in Tokyo were: Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare, 2010), Oedipus Rex (Sophocles, 2010), Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare, 2012), Hikarigoke ( Taijun Takeda, 2013), Don Juan (Moliere, 2014), Hedda Gabler (Ibsen, 2014), Nigorie (Ichiyo Higuchi, 2014) The Tempest (Shakespeare, 2015). As assigned director of regional and other art promotion foundations and councils, he staged the productions such as: A Midsummer Night's Dream (TPK and Kagawa Prefecture, 2005), The Taming of the Shrew (TPK and Kagawa Prefecture, 2006), Run Melos (Osamu Dazai, Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, 2009, 2011, 2014). He also directed at the National Theater “Radu Stanca” in 2012, “A Japanese Story” (Onnakoroshi Aburano Jigoku; Monzaemon Chikamatsu). Yasuda served as Festival Director of Toga Spring Art Festival (1998 and 2000) and judged many theatre competitions. He instructed at Obirin University, Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music and other universities. The content is fundamental training for actors of the director’s company, Yamanote Jijosha, and also practice that the director conducted in “Radu Stanca” Sibiu Theatre three years ago. It starts from playing tag and stretching. After that the participants walk in slow-motion and also move using their gravity center, and so on.