Hej då Campanella
Inspired by the book Night on the milky way train by the Japanese author Kenji Miyazawa choreographer Rumiko Otsuka makes her first full length performance addressing the question of self-sacrifice in relation to happiness. Hej då Campanella is a Swedish/Japanese collaboration between choreographer Rumiko Otsuka and audio and visual artists Kunihiko Matsuo and Junji Koyanagi. The beloved Japanese author Kenji Miazawa (d. 1933) is a representation of japanese traditions. As a devoted buddhist self-sacrifice is a reoccurring theme in his literary world and is also one of the highest valued virtues in Japan. By investigating Miyazawas work Rumiko explores our relation to self-sacrifice as a way to happiness.