An old couple have no children. They pray to God and are blessed with a child. They name their son Issun Boushi because the boy is only one inch tall and never grow taller. One day, Issun Boushi leaves his home and sets off on a journey as a samurai with a bowl as a boat, a chopstick as a paddle, a needle as a sword, and a piece of straw as a scabbard.
A performance of dance and physical education, The Inch-high Samurai is an adaptation of a classic Japanese fairy tale Issun Boushi. With the use of video projection and live music, Namstrops will present you with a world of a thumb size character.
Namstrops is one of the leading dance groups in Japan and has been developing a dance style combining sport, art and education for more than a decade.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, no interval
Suitable for audience aged 6 or above
- Free seating.
- Audience are requested to take off their shoes before entering the viewing area. Please put on casual wear and socks.
- There is an area for children audience. Audience in this area will need to sit on the floor.
Choreographers: Takafumi Kodama, Souhei Minowa and Akifumi Toyofuku
Performers: Tracy Wong, Anson Lam, Takafumi Kodama, Souhei Minowa and Akifumi Toyofuku
Music: Genki Ohno
Video: Naoto Iina
Co-producer: Rumiko Takahashi