Four years and three days after the disaster, on the 14th of March 2015, at the Grand Hall of French National Library, a play entitled “La Vague – Nami (Waves)”, was performed by the French – Japanese female company Seraph.
The play was based on a novel by Richarles Colas, “L’ocean dans la riziere” (Ocean in the Cornfields), whose theme was the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Natural Disaster. The story, which was based on the real episodes from the disaster, speaks to us even today.
The scenes were not only created by the stage sets or the art, but they were portrayed by the ensemble of the stage sets and the actresses. The expression of the actresses became more sophisticated with each performance since the last year’s premiere and it felt as if we were witnessing the disaster on the 11th of March 2011, right there in front of us.
After the performance, with the help of the members of Paris Komachi, we fundraised to support those who suffered.
It was a great opportunity to think about the disaster, after four years, in France, and we were able to raise 2,702 euros.
All the money will be contributed to Kisennuma’s Junior Jazz Orchestra “Swing Dolphins”. It will be used for the loss due to the disaster and for the future performances. We wish from our hearts that the activities of the “Swing Dolphins” wil bring the revival of culture and the development in Kisennuma area.
Thank you for your visits to the performance.
Due to the technical issues in the theater and BnF venue responsible party who led those without reservation in, the seats for some of those with reservations became unavailable. Although we wanted to guide those with the reservations as our priority, we are sorry that we were unable to do so. All the members of the stuff apologize sincerely.
Under a difficult situation, the understanding and cooperation by many for the performance, and the understanding and the words of encouragement for us, we, with appreciation, will ensure that we will never repeat the same mistake again. We will devote ourselves to even further contribution for restoration for the disaster.
The live image quality, cuts, the subtitles were projected better than expected, thanks to the wonderful equipment and technology of BnF.
Finally, we want to thank all for the warm support and all the staff for their work.