HANAKO Reviews | Brisbane Festival 13-17 Sept 2016

Kimie Tsukakoshi as HANAKO. Animation by Tiffany Atkin. Photo by Barbara Lowing. HANAKO | Brisbane Festival 2016

Performers: Zachary Boulton, Caroline Dunphy, Noriaki Okubo and Kimie Tsukakoshi. Photo by Barbara Lowing. HANAKO - Brisbane Festival 2016.

Noriaki Okubo,Caroline Dunphy, Masako Mizusawa and Kimie Tsukakoshi. Photo by Barbara Lowing. HANAKO - Brisbane Festival 2016

Masako Mizusawa, Kimie Tsukakoshi and Noriaki Okubo. Photo by Barbara Lowing. HANAKO - Brisbane Festival 2016.

Hanako... represents all that is wonderful about festival works and the rich diversity of theatrical conversation that they generate.
— Meredith Walker (Sept 2016)
This is a show for the curious and creative alike.
— Meredith Walker (Sept 2016)
Like Belloo’s previous, acclaimed “Motherland” it sits comfortably in its text, but never forgets the honour of the truth behind mythology, making its World Premiere as part of Brisbane Festival something of which its local, all-female, award-winning independent theatre company should be immensely proud.
— Meredith Walker (Sept 2016)
From theatre to martial arts and urban fashion, there is something on offer for everyone, including even some mochi, served during a little break in proceedings.
— Meredith Walker (Sept 2016)
Hanako: Desire & Other Secret Weapons is a potent production
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
Jonathan Shankey’s set design is unique, sleek and moody
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
Caroline Dunphy and Katherine Lyall-Watson have created an impressive piece of theatre … An electrically charged, cross-cultural, multi-disciplined journey
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
Belloo Creative’s format for hosting a production is refreshing with an inspired pre-show art exhibition by emerging artists - many of the pieces were sold.
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
Don’t miss this show but stay away from the third toilet cubical!!
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
The Belloo team have produced an action packed, fast paced mash-up of rap music, martial arts, fashion and mayhem
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
Noriaki Okubo is painfully elusive in the role of Mishima, the simmering self-torture of the Japanese artist evident in his steely expression and sharp dialogue (mostly in Japanese)
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
Kimi Tsukakoshi is chilling and yet familiar as Hanako
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
Kathryn Walsh embrace the asymmetry of Japans coolest designers (think Miyake), of particular note is Mishma’s half-suit that spoke of his unwilling entrapment between two cultural worlds.
— Sonny Clarke (Sept 2016)
Urban fashion is interspersed with elements of Anime, DJ and hip hop, and the lighting by the talented Jason Glenwright really sets the mood throughout the play.
— Michelle Beesley (Sept 2016)
Quick, don’t miss it! Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing production or the artwork as you walk into the theatre.
— Michelle Beesley (Sept 2016)
Bringing laughter and fun into this play was magnificently orchestrated by Katherine Lyall-Watson & Caroline Dunphy.
— Vee Cawood (Sept 2016)
The Visy theatre leans a true intimacy to the performance that enhances your experience, making you feel part of the story.
— Vee Cawood (Sept 2016)
A thought provoking evening that manages to remain light and fun... leaving you feeling uplifted when it ends.
— Vee Cawood (Sept 2016)
The actors do a fabulous job
— Vee Cawood (Sept 2016)

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Brisbane News ISSUE #1095: Portrait With Fiona Purdon

Fiona Purdon interviews Kimie Tsukakoshi

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The Wire: NOH MEETS HIP-HOP IN NEW BRISBANE PRODUCTION

Produced by Steven Riggall

Kimie Tsukakoshi talks about HANAKO and diversity in the film & TV industry

Kimie Tsukakoshi features in Brisbane News Sept 2016

Kimie Tsukakoshi features in Brisbane News Sept 2016


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