“Looking Ahead to the Europe ‘Mystery’ Tour” by Yosuke Kusa
“Kodo One Earth Tour 2016: Mystery”
Europe Tour Begins Late Jan. 2016!
It’s not long now until our tour around Europe with “Mystery” begins on Jan. 30, 2016.
This production was very well received in Japan, but because it features so many elements of Japanese folk arts, the first time we took it abroad I was honestly anxious to see how our audiences would react to it. Earlier this year we set off on tour with “Mystery” in the USA and Canada and our entire cast was so surprised… because we received standing ovations at every venue.
In particular, when we gave back-to-back performances at BAM in New York, word of mouth created a huge demand for tickets and people were waiting for cancellations to come and see us. We were very happy to feel such warm acceptance of our culture as we traveled throughout North America with this production.
That was just two countries… and next we are taking “Mystery” to several countries in Europe.
I’m sure the reaction to our performance will differ from country to country. Also, we perform at more concert halls than regular theaters in Europe, so we have the added challenge of adapting the programme and performance to suit each venue.
I hope to take my performances in Europe to new heights, facing each one anew with all my might. I will make the most of my experiences to date performing “Mystery” in Japan and North America.
Since March, the cast of “Mystery” has been split up to work on all kinds of different tours and projects. When we reunite for the Europe “Mystery” performances, we will bring new inspiration and energy with us from those experiences. We look forward to sharing the unique realm of darkness and light that “Mystery” creates on stage with everyone in Europe soon.
Also, if you’re planning to visit Europe in early 2016, please come and see us somewhere during your travels!
“Kodo One Earth Tour 2016: Mystery” Europe Tour