Our Common Quotes II

During the debate on „Political Reflections – Aesthetic Challenges. Artistic Strategies for the Performing Arts“ in the course of the research atelier Our Common Futures Tadashi Uchino explains that besides the traditional forms, all other genres of theater in Japan haven’t been accepted as an ‘official’ part of Japanese culture for a long time.
Accordingly the motivation to become an actor has been different from the motivation of German actors. Tadashi Uchino said:

“The reason why people want to become an artist is rather private. So if you want to do theater, that means you have a kind of very personal reason to do so. As there is no professional school for acting – you can be an actor the next day […] the theater usually is a very direct and sometimes very unconscious reflection of experiences.”