The Hokkijuku troupe performed in various locations around Edinburgh during the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival including several street performances on the busiest street in Scotland, as well as the theatre, and rehearsed outside the National Museum. This film uses footage of all their gigs and rehearsals featuring different actors in the various roles, and includes the farewell party where the troupe participated in Scottish Country Dancing.
1:53 Opening Act
3:28 Traditional Martial Arts
7:53 Size 8 Ladies
15:10 Swan Lake
23:59 Good Ninja/Bad Ninja
29:47 Geisha Girl Dance
41:38 "To Be Alive..."
47:00 Farewell Party (Scottish Country Dancing)
Description from venue:
Japanese seniors aged 50-plus make up this endearing troupe of players. Their first appearance in Europe parodies Cinderella, Swan Lake, and ancient Samurai myths. Featuring music from the Beatles, ballet, and traditional Japanese Geisha and Ninja. A surreal romp which just might take you by surprise! 'What the **** is this? Resist as I might, I got hooked, and found myself clapping along with the crowd. The more they try, the funnier it gets. Like watching my mom perform. Tears and laughter galore' -Kyoto Theatre Festival.
Visit the troupe at hokkijuku.net