Concert Performance “Japanese Chamber Cabaret”

Eriko Makimura er japansk pianist og sammen med din danser fortæller de om tidens trends i Japan gennem musik og dans.

Eriko Makimura er japansk pianist og sammen med din danser fortæller de om tidens trends i Japan gennem musik og dans.

(Photo by Helle Arensbak)

【Eriko Makimura presents Japanese Chamber Cabaret】

In English: (Danish text below)

Eriko Makimura presents Japanese Chamber Cabaret, a concert performance with guest performer, Yoshiaki Iwao.

The award-winning, Japanese classical pianist Eriko Makimura, challenges to expresses the Japanese domestic contradictory phenomenon throughout a dramatic and unique experimental approach to the classic concert format. As a woman who grew up and received super strict education in Japan and has lived in Europe for more than 15 years, she observes with her third eye Japanese current social situation as an insider and outsider.

Guest performer/dancer Yoshiaki Iwao will represent the present-day man, who suffers from the disconnect of being a traditional Japanese male, and the social expectations of the 21st century.

・Japanese Chamber Cabaret・

“Running a family is like a business: a manufacture industry”, a Japanese friend of pianist Eriko Makimura said. Education costs a lot, as Japan is still an academic background-oriented society. Kids go to cram school after public/private school and study there till midnight. A lot of after school activities are also required. Parents are super busy driving them all around. Hiring babysitters is not very common yet in Japan, so if women want to work, the only choice is to ask grandparents to take care of the kids.

The birth rate is dropping severely due to these conditions. Speaking of grandparents, families are supposed to take care of them at home, when they get older. Japanese average life span is the longest, but it doesn’t mean, that old people live healthily in their later years.

A statistic says that approximately 33 million females are wives in Japan (15 millions are full-time housewives).  Statistically it says that Japanese women’s social positions are rather low in comparison to other countries and the Japanese government is encouraging women’s participation in society which doesn’t seem to be working so well.

Yet, despite of all the demands and social pressure, are Japanese women unhappy to be housewives? Isn’t it their choice to be a housewife?

Outside of Japan insists that equality between men and women is a necessary and sufficient condition. However, in Japan, all the house-hold responsibilities, including economical part, is under control of women. Men receive little pocket money from their wives, even though most of income is supplied by men.

Very much looking forward to seeing all of you in Dome of Visions!

Eriko Makimura/Pianist

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in Danish:

Eriko Makimura præsenterer Japanese Chamber Cabaret, en koncertperformance med gæsteperformer og danser, Yoshiaki Iwao.

Den prisbelønnede, japanske klassiske pianist, Eriko Makimura, udfordrer og udtrykker det japanske indenlandske selvmodsigende fænomen gennem sin dramatiske og unikt eksperimenterende tilgang til det klassiske koncertformat. Som en kvinde, der voksede op og tog en streng uddannelse i Japan og har boet i Europa i mere end 15 år, observerer hun med sit tredje øje den aktuelle japanske sociale virkelighed som både insider og outsider.

Gæsteperformer og danser, Yoshiaki Iwao, vil repræsentere den aktuelle samtidsmand, der lider under at være frakoblet den traditionelle japanske mand og det 21. århundredes sociale forventninger.

・Japanese Chamber Cabaret・

“Running a family is like a business: a manufacture industry”, sagde en japansk ven af pianisten Eriko Makimura. Uddannelse koster meget, da Japan stadig er et samfund, der er orienteret mod at have en akademisk baggrund. Børn går på skole efter skole og studerer der helt indtil midnat. Der kræves også en masse aktiviteter efter skoletid. Forældre har travlt med at køre børn rundt alle vegne! Brug af babysittere er ikke særlig almindelig i Japan – endnu, så hvis kvinderne ønsker at arbejde, er den eneste mulighed at spørge, om bedsteforældrene vil tage sig af børnene.

Fødselstallet i Japan er alvorligt faldende på grund af disse forhold. Og a propos bedsteforældrene, så er det meningen, at familien skal tage sig af dem derhjemme, når de selv bliver ældre. Den japanske, gennemsnitlige levetid er meget lang, men det betyder ikke, at ældre mennesker lever sundt i deres senere år.

Cirka 33 millioner kvinder i Japan er husmødre (befolkningstallet i Japan er 130 millioner). Statistisk betyder det, at japanske kvinders sociale position er temmelig lav sammenlignet med andre lande. Den japanske regering forsøger at fremme kvinders deltagelse i samfundet, men det lader ikke til at virke efter hensigten.

Alligevel, trods de mange krav og det sociale pres, er japanske kvinder så ulykkelige over at være husmødre? Er det ikke deres valg at være husmor?

Uden for Japans grænser fastholder man, at ligestilling mellem mænd og kvinder er en nødvendighed og en tilstrækkelig betingelse. Men i Japan er alle ansvarsområderne i husstanden, herunder den økonomiske del, kontrolleret af kvinder. Mændene får lidt lommepenge fra deres koner, selvom størstedelen af indkomsten leveres af mændene.

Eriko Makimura vil udfolde dette japanske indenlandske selvmodsigende fænomen gennem en performativt, teknisk og dramatisk koncertperformance.

KH,

Eriko Makimura/Pianist

 

【The Dates】17th and 18th of May, 2017 at 20:00

【The Venue】DOME OF VISIONS PIER 2 INGE LEHMANNS GADE 8000 AARHUS C

【Tickets:】
https://billetto.dk/da/e/japanese-chamber-cabaret-billetter-191933
【Dome of Visions page】
17th of May: http://domeofvisions.dk/event/japanese-chamber-cabaret/
18th of May: http://domeofvisions.dk/event/japanese-chamber-cabaret-2

【More Info about Eriko Makimura and Yoshiaki Iwao】
http://www.erikomakimura.com/2017/04/the-profiles-of-eriko-makimura-and-yoshiaki-iwao/

【Program】

●1st half●

E. Satie: Gnossienne No.4 (Music Box)

S. Prokofiev: Cinderella going to the Ball

F. Chopin: Waltz No.1

E. Makimura: Masochistic Tango

E. Satie: Gnossienne No.1

Fire Worship

F. Rzewski: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

-Internission-

●Second Half●

Shamans (Japanese Chamber Cabaret)

H. Cowell: Three Irish Legends

E. Makimura: Sadistic Tango

A. Gosfield: Brooklyn, October 5, 1941

F. Chopin: the 3rd and the 4th movements from Piano Sonata No.3

I. Stravinsky/E. Makimura: Massacre du mon mari
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Millions Thanks to photographer Yuji Nakayama and Taeko Kasama!!!

 

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Japan-Denmark diplomatic relations in 2017 official event
2017年 日本・デンマーク外交関係樹立150周年公式認定イベント

 

 

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