Erina Saji / 佐次えりな(さじ)

Utervision Company 代表・actress・director・puppetier

 

演出家、俳優、人形遣い。

Utervision Company Japan Director

Npo法人 種のアトリエ代表理事

 

蜷川幸雄の舞台を中心に俳優活動を重ねた後、芸術集団「Utervision Company Japan」を設立し、日・仏・英を中心に海外で作品を発表。

フィギュア・シアターを取り入れ、身体表現とパペットを組み合わせた独特の作風を確立する。

チェコ国立芸術アカデミーDAMU講師沢則行に人形デザインを教わる。Sandglass Theaterで舞台芸術および人形操作をEric Bossに師事。

 

2013年より、創作ワークショップ「種のアトリエ」をスタートし、経験を問わず、あらゆる年齢の参加者を対象に創作の楽しみを伝える。2015年にこの活動を法人化し、「NPO法人 種のアトリエ」設立。

2015年からAPEX (ASEAN Puppet Exchange) に参加し、ASEAN諸国のアーティストと共同創作活動をスタート。

2016年秋から「子どものためのパペットシアター」をオープンし、上演を続けている。 

2017年、ラオス国立人形劇場との交流をスタートし、サイニャブリ巡業に参加。助成を受け、2018年には、本格的な協働創作を控えている。

台湾のYulin Festivalに招聘され「Momo」の上演、また、ハノイのVietnam National Puppetry Theaterに招聘され、新作を発表予定。

 

-Director, Actor, Puppeteer. Erina began directing films when she was a college student in Tokyo Visual Arts (Department of Films). She also appeared in films, magazines and commercials from the age of fifteen. Later, she started her career as a performer under the acclaimed theater director, late Yukio Ninagawa.

In 2011, she established an artistic group, Utervision Company Japan, at which she has created performances using physical expressions. She continues to present her works within Japan and beyond, including France and the UK. In 2012, she established a new style of performance by combining puppetry work with physical performance. Along with creating theatrical artworks, she also runs a creative workshop, Tane no Atorie since 2013. In this workshop, she aims at spreading the joy of creative processes to a diverse range of people, regardless of their age and profession. She also shares the methods to communicate through puppets to the participants of APEX (ASEAN Puppet Exchange) from ASEAN countries, such as Brunei, Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand.  Erina studied the Stanislavsky System under the Russian Meritorious Artist, Leonid Anisimov. .She also studied puppet design under Noriyuki Sawa, who teaches at DAMU (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague), animating puppets under Eric Boss the director of Sandglass Theater in the US.   

-Director, Actor, Puppeteer. Erina began directing films when she was a college student in Tokyo Visual Arts (Department of Films). She also appeared in films, magazines and commercials from the age of fifteen. Later, she started her career as a performer under the acclaimed theater director, late Yukio Ninagawa.

In 2011, she established an artistic group, Utervision Company Japan, at which she has created performances using physical expressions. She continues to present her works within Japan and beyond, including France and the UK. In 2012, she established a new style of performance by combining puppetry work with physical performance. Along with creating theatrical artworks, she also runs a creative workshop, Tane no Atorie since 2013. In this workshop, she aims at spreading the joy of creative processes to a diverse range of people, regardless of their age and profession. She also shares the methods to communicate through puppets to the participants of APEX (ASEAN Puppet Exchange) from ASEAN countries, such as Brunei, Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand.  Erina studied the Stanislavsky System under the Russian Meritorious Artist, Leonid Anisimov. .She also studied puppet design under Noriyuki Sawa, who teaches at DAMU (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague), animating puppets under Eric Boss the director of Sandglass Theater in the US.  

    

 

 

-受賞助成歴 

 

 

「アダムとイヴ、私の犯罪学」

いいだ人形劇フェスタ、いしかわ舞台芸術祭に招聘される

Ango/ Sakura

Avignon演劇祭OFFプロデューサー・劇場に推薦を受ける

The Wardrobe ~She is Gone~

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand World Harmony Puppet World Festival 2016に招聘される

28年度品川区地域振基金を利用した区民活動助成

28年度子どもゆめ基金の助成

2017 Yulin International Puppet Theatre Festival に招聘される

THE ASEAN PUPPET FESTIVAL HANOI-2017 に招聘される

29年度品川区地域振基金を利用した区民活動助成

29年度子どもゆめ基金の助成 

 

 

 Invitation work and Funding

 

"My Own Criminology; A Story of Adam and Eve"

Recommended by the Iida Puppet Festa 2015

Official Selection of Ishikawa Theatre Festival 2015

"Ango / Sakura"

Received an invitation from the theatre to perform at the Festival OFF Davignon 2015

The Wardrobe ~She is Gone~

Official Selection of Thailand World Harmony Puppet World Festival 2016 

Cultural promotion fund support of Shinagawa-ku,Tokyo 2016-2017

Child dream fund support 2016-2017

Official Selection of  Yulin International Puppet Theatre Festival 2017

Official Selection of THE ASEAN PUPPET FESTIVAL HANOI 2017