Sunday, February 24, 2013

FRIGID New York Interview - Yanomi of "A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup"

By Byrne Harrison
Photo by Richard Hanna

Name: Yanomi

Yanomi was a member of the Ryuzanji Company, a performance troupe which has created a wide variety of theater works that have been performed in Japan as well as in such countries as Canada, Russia, Iran, Europe, and many other Asian countries.

She utilized her vast theater experience and formed Shoshinz, with her theater partner Kuronatsu, and together they started out at a small bar in Tokyo. She has studied classic and contemporary dance, tap dance, classic music (opera singing) as well to develop her skill to  express her own unique fantasy world. 

Yanomi has a strong desire to cross over genres, and has therefore created a truly unique show which has a fearless mix of bizarre antics. She performed with her partner tirelessly at bars, live music venues, club events, parties, schools, theaters, and also on the street. After four-and-ahalf years, she had embarked on a solo career.

Regardless of age or gender or nationality, audience members are always pleasantly surprised and delighted when they watch Yanomi's show. And most people come away from it unable to find the words to describe exactly what they have seen!

What’s your show about?

The mysterious Miss Hiccup lives alone, but is definitely not lonely. She is forever
accompanied by a raucous cast of sounds and music that make her life an absurd adventure.

What inspired you to create it?

I love the small funny things in my life, small beauty in the world, music, and sounds around us.

Who else is involved with the show?

Composer Shunji Nakamachi, Costume & Eyelashes VIVID VI-VRANT, Make-UP Kengo Kuramochi

Who is your dream audience for this show?

My mother.

Who are your biggest influences?

Michael Ende

What other shows are you planning to see at FRIGID?

My Three Moms, My Pussy is Purrin’ Again, My BoX and as many as I can!

What's next for you after FRIGID?

Performing in Czech Republic, in Tokyo, and Fringe Circuit in this summer.

Lightning round

Paper or plastic?  Either.

Comedy or drama? Both.

Beach or mountains? Beach.

Black box or proscenium? Black box.

Glee or Smash? Neither.

Cats or dogs? Both!

Musical or straight play? Straight play.

A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup plays at The Red Room on the following dates:

Feb 27, 9:10PM
Mar 02, 7:55PM
Mar 03, 6:20PM

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