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YuriA & Erika Sisters
ART WORKS

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COMMENTS ON SISTERS' WORK

This is a blend of stagecraft, film, art and music. I was fascinated by this three-dimensional poem.

A great deal of thought has gone into the setting of the stage, it was really an avant-garde piece, so I want to compliment Yulia for creating such beauty.

I also want to compliment Erika for her wonderful choreography of the dancers.

It seemed that Yulia and Erika were playing a duet in perfect

harmony.

Thank you so much for inviting my husband and me to witness this completely different world, we had never before seen a performance like this.

-ELZBIETA WOJCIECHOWSKA on the media performance of "Muybridge's Strings and

the Rhythm of Motion"

The Special Jury's Award is presented to a young Japanese director, Yuria

Matsushita, who made this glorious film as if filming haiku. The film is about four sisters and their relationship with their step-mother.

It is filmed in a most delicate way and much is gently unsaid, but obvious.

 

-Film Director LECH MAJEWSKI on the film "A Story Sewn and Bound With a Red

Thread."

Each of the scenes and their musical transitions are tasteful but wonderfully tense. The ending leaves one with a sad, even fragile, feeing but with a beautiful view of the world.

It says when the inner world opens its eyes, it is all over.

The story closely follows the book, I can only describe it as fantastic.

 

-Pianist SHINICHIRO SUDO on the performance "I WANT TO DANCE BUT I CAN'T

DANCE".

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INTRODUCTION

Sisters Yulia and Erika Matsushita interpreted this story and sewed it

together with a red thread.

It conjures up my own thoughts which are that the story is indeed sewn together with a red thread. I see the following.

 

They rolled down the hill

 

They rolled onto a cargo ship in a foreign land

 

There was a beautiful sailor, just a boy, on the cargo ship

 

And as he untied the red thread

 

He imagined the strangest tale

 

Before he knew it the ship had left the harbour

 

And sailed out to the smallest sea in the world

 

It was a sea of tears from the girls

 

So I will always wonder to where is this story headed

 

This beautifully innocent yet erotic and mysterious tale.

Professor Emeritus KOHEI ANDO of Waseda University on the film "A Story Sewn

and Bound With a Red Thread."

PHOTOGRAPHY  WORKS

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Portraits

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THEATRICAL WORKS

2008  “Miniature Garden” (Ehime Cultural Center)

2010  “ZANMU 2010” (Kielce Art Festival, Poland)

2011  “I Want to Dance But I Can’t Dance” Based on a story by Shuji Terayama (Za Koenji, Tokyo)

2013  “Stolen Memory” Based on a story by Shuji Terayama (Nakayama Flower House, Ehime)

2014  “I Want to Dance But I Can’t Dance” Based on a story by Shuji Terayama (Japan Media Arts Festival)

2015  “Yellow Ribbon”  Based on a story by Shuji Terayama (Nakayama Flower House, Ehime)

2016  Media Performance “Muybridge’s Strings and Rhythm of Motion” Koji Yamamura × TORANOKO P. A. C

           (Przemyśl International Art Festival, Poland)

2017  Media Performance “Muybridge’s Strings and Rhythm of Motion” Koji Yamamura × TORANOKO P. A. C

           (Etiuda & Anima Film Festival in Krakow, Poland)

2020  Online Performance “Chopin Village Festival in Tobe”

2022  “SCHOOL GIRL” Based on a story by Osamu Dazai (Uchiko Kabuki Theater, Ehime)

At the stage when they develop into adulthood

Some girls vacillate between reality and fantasy

To them it is a bewitching and aesthetic world

Yet to others there is only purity or poison

Emotions unleashed in this dreamlike state

Reflect the freedom and flexibility of their senses 

Which are still in the process of adult development.

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2007

2007

「Miniture Garden」

2010

2010

「ZANMU」in Poland

2012

2012

「ZANMU」

2011

2011

「I want to dance but I can't dance」

2015

2015

「Yellow Ribbon」

2014

2014

「Stolen Memories」

2017

2017

「Muybridgw's Strings」in Poland

2017

2017

「Muybridgw's Strings」at Bank Art Studio NYK

2019 & 2020

2019 & 2020

Hide & Seek ~Chopin Village Festival~

2020

2020

The Portrayal of a Prayer

2020

2020

Marche Funèbre

2021

2021

I get overwhelmed~Chopin Village Festival~

2021

2021

COPYCAT~Chopin Village Festival~

2021

2021

The Last Man On Earth ~Chopin Village Festival~

2022

2022

SCHOOLGIRL

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FILMS

2001  Independent Film “TUTU” (Pia Film Festival: Official Selection)

2009  Short Film “Miuro” (Shimokitazawa Film Festival: Official Selection)

2010  maxell Hi-Vision Theater “Canna Lily”

2019  Feature Film “A Story Sewn and Bound with a Red Thread” Inspired by Shuji Terayama

               ▶︎NNW International Film Festival, Poland “Special Jury Award”

    ▶︎Canadian Cinematography Award “Best Cinematography”

    ▶︎NY Cinematography Award “Finalist”

    ▶︎LONDON BEST Film Awards: Feature Film “Best Actress” (Chisato Kameoka)

    ▶︎Global Indie Film Festival, Scotland “Official Selection”

    ▶︎Paris PLAY Film Festival: Best Feature Film “Finalist”     

                ▶︎ECU - European Independent Film Festival “Official Selection”

     ▶︎Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival  “Official Selection”     

                ▶︎Cannes Film Awards “Best Feature Film”

                ▶︎Wallachia Int'l Film Festival : Feature Film “Best Supporting Actress” (Rii Ishihara)

     ▶︎Sydney Women’s International Film Festival “Official Selection”

2021  Short Film “FLASHBACK BEFORE DEATH”

           [Directors: Rii Ishihara & Hiroyuki Onogawa, Art Director Yuria Matsushita, Costume Designer: Erika Matsushita]

     ▶︎Sitges Film Festival “BEST SHORT FILM NEW VISION” 

2022  JAPAN FILM COMMISSION PV “33 Thirty three”

 

ABOUT A Story Sewn and Bound with a Red Thread

The feelings that are released in this dreamlikeworld, reflect the freedom and flexibility of senses that are still in the process of development.​  -Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival

2008

2008

もしもし 「Hello?」

2008

2008

カンナリリー 「Canna Lily」

2009

2009

「MIURO」

2010

2010

「Runaway」

2011

2011

「BAKU」

2018

2018

赤糸で縫いとじられた物語 「A Story Sewn and Bound with a Red Thread」

2021

2021

寓「Flash Back Before Deth」

2022

2022

三十三「33」

2023

2023

喩「Tatoe」~Coming Soon~

OUR STORY

Eyes and gazes represent human emotions and sometimes eloquently reflect the fear and madness hidden in the hearts, and even in the eyeballs themselves.
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YURIA MATSUSHITA

JOINT DIRECTOR OF TORANOKO PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY

Film Director, Scriptwriter, Hair and Makeup Artist

ERIKA MATSUSHITA

JOINT DIRECTOR OF TORANOKO PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY

Photographer, Costume Designer, Choreographer, Vocal Artist

YURIA MATSUSHITA  is now recognized as one of the world’s finest up and coming young film directors. Born in Ehime, Japan in 1977, her travels to study a variety of different art forms in many parts of the world have given her a global perspective which is readily apparent in her work. Yuria’s father Bunji is Japanese and has been recognized as one of Japan’s earliest and most important advocates of international understanding. Yuria’s mother Elzbieta is Polish from a family of artists, architects and stage actors. 

Yuria learned classical ballet from the age of four. As a young adult she graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1998, specializing in makeup and hair for performing arts, then in 1999 she studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art in Poznan, Poland before moving in 2000 to Thailand, where she studied classical art and began to compose poetry and scripts for film and stage performances. In 2001 her independent film “Tutu” was nominated for the PIA Film Festival. 

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Email: toranoko_p.a.c@toranoko-performing-arts-company.com

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