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“Visibility” of Yoshi Oida’s Art
“Visibility” of Yoshi Oida’s Art

Author(s): Tamara Constantinescu
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Editura ARTES
Keywords: Yoshi Oida; Peter Brook; acting techniques; Japanese theatre; the art of theatre

Summary/Abstract: Peter Brook brought important contribution to the revival of the art of theatre by experimenting new original artistic forms as the proponent of the „living” theatre. He founds the International Center for Theatre Creation in Paris where he cultivates a different aesthetics of closeness between the public and actors. Trained in the traditional Noh Theatre, the actor Yoshi Oida left Japan for Paris. What made him do this was the meeting with Peter Brook, whose ideas about theater seemed to him new and challenging. In time, he became a major force of the Center for Theatre Creation and one of Brook’s favorites. He directed performances, played in movies, led workshops for actors all over the world, being influenced by the classical Japanese theater where a performance is built from outside, the actor learning the moves of the play as if these were a choreography. To diversify the actor’s „training” within exercises done at the Center, Brook combines verbal and physical exercises under the influence of oriental techniques having Yoshi Oida as his main „master”. He presented in his book – The Invisible Actor, what he experienced in practice for years in his country and all over the world. The work of a performer in Oida’s view is to animate the stage by his play, his ability to react on front of other actors and the public.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 155 - 160
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English