‘ It is strange to say but, when you had an experience of the taste of Ninagawa Shakespere, you would never forget. The lyricism will be the spice for you. It will overlap with our feelings now. It will go beyond the border of time and space. CORIOLANUS was the production which was merely performed before, but now wherever we go on tour, there we could hear the sob during the play and there we came across the standing audience with their warm applause. I feel that Ninagawa’s direction would communicate some sort of memory within the audience.’
Within the Ninagawa’s severe notes, the unforgettable one was ‘You would never go up like that state.’ With this word in his heart, Yutaka looks higher up. It will be the second time to visit Barbican with CORIOLANUS since MORDERN NO PLAY. ‘ It would be the challenge that my own Nicanor will be accepted in London.’ He thanks for Ninagawa to be lead ‘ to the first class level in the world.’ But at the same time, it is the pressure.
To be one of the first class actor.
Not to have a big gap when he is on stage and when he is out in the street. That is his ideal. He would like to keep his feelings enrich all the time so that he could enrich the character. Through the works of Ninagawa, he has started to enquire the acting that gives you his own human nature.
‘ There were the times when I could act with only some power. I feel like to enquire the nature of human beings. To train my own body would lead finding my own nature. Daily matters like communication between human beings became important to me.’
I took his photo after the interview. He leaned on the back of the auditorium naturally. The posture was like the one in the Rock magazine. His fashion is like the one of Rock musician with skeleton printed T-shirt, silver accessories.
‘ I have read so many Rock magazines so that I could easily pause that way.’ He smiled. ‘ The memory is important…, isn’t it.’
‘Theatre where our experience and our recognition would live’ Ninagawa’s word come to life within Yutaka’s memeory.