The programme of Luceafărul Theatre in Iaşi announces a new premiere – A Japanese Story, created by Irina Niculescu and John Lewandovski. Watercolour images and live music invite us to a world of metaphors. The story comes to life under the viewer’s eyes; the hero offers his breath, his heartbeat, and determines them to follow him in his initiation journey, to take joy and meditate on it.
I watch what happens on the stage with the eyes of my mind and soul; it’s only this way that I can come close to the meaning of the Emperor’s words: “May victory belong to those who fight without ego!”. It isn’t a mere line, but a sort of confession; Irina and John have searched for a source, they have fought without ego, and they are following their path. I take advantage of this meeting and raise a couple of questions; Irina Niculescu’s answers are the mirror of a way built step by step.