STANDING ON A MIRACULOUS FIELD
A Brand New Digital Storytelling Show from Terra Storyteller
Exploring the Eastern Philosophy of Nature Farming
21 – 31 July – Online in Fringe Toronto
Terra Norihiro Terazawa is an international storyteller and nature farmer currently based in Den Haag. He trained as an actor at the School of Speech and Drama (Kibbutz Harduf, Israel) and Michael Tschechow Studio (Berlin, Germany) and as a storyteller at The School of Storytelling (Forest Row, UK). He has performed in The Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. Terra has been the director of DISC (Dutch International Storytelling Centre, Den Hague) from its founding in 2014.
Standing on the Miraculous Field
“Standing on the Miraculous Field” follows Terra Norihiro Terazawa’s story of reviving a lemon tree and the principle of Nature Farming. Modern society has created a world of constant growth and progress. Science has enabled us to create a materially wealthy life. Through all the economic and scientific breakthroughs, we’ve adapted a mindset to improve nature. Faster is better… or is it? Nature Farming (The ‘do-nothing farming’ method) teaches us to regain awareness of syncing with nature forces and the way to live in peace within ourselves and the world around us.
As a Storyteller and Nature Farmer based in Den Haag, The Netherlands, Terra Norihiro Terazawa poses a vital question to the modern world:
What is to live with connection, in peace, and in abundance?
In a real sense, people cannot understand nature completely. Don’t do anything unnecessary. But that doesn’t mean to let it be. Nature is not sweet to a lazy peasant.
The originator of Nature Farming.
Terra Storyteller / Studio Brandstof
Terra Norihiro Terazawa assembled a special creative team for the 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe Festival. Key members’ bios are the following:
Kaho Koda (Producer) is a Japanese theatre creator, writer, and producer. She is also the founder and artistic director of Human Burrito Productions. Originally from Tokyo, she studied and practiced theatre in Tokyo, Montreal, Toronto, and is currently based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Her recent work includes “Decaying Tongue” as part of Toronto Fringe Festival (2019) and “The Human Connection Project” (2020). Her latest podcast show “Controversial Japan“, which explores controversial opinions about the Japanese mindset, culture, and custom through stories and interviews, is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Gary Condés (Creative Director) is a Theatre & Film Director, Acting Teacher & 121 Coach. He runs his own specialist, intensive actor training & coaching in London & across the UK & Europe.
Nick Gore (Director of Photography) is a video & photo production specialist based in Amsterdam. Coming from an agency background he has over 15 years of production experience and has been involved in numerous high-level campaigns across the planet. Over the past 5 years he has branched out into other creative fields and now has a plethora of music videos, social productions, museum exhibition videos and even short films under his belt.
Patrons can purchase online at Fringe Toronto
Opens July 21 – 31, 2021 through this event page
Toronto Fringe Communications Manager: Claire Wynveen
Media Contact: Kaho Koda
(firstname.lastname@example.org / +31615632077)
Screenwriter / Storyteller: Terra Norihiro Terazawa
Director of Photography: Nick Gore
Creative Director: Gary Condés
Writing Assistant: Marie Phillips
Cinematography: One Sovereign Studio
Set Designer: Bas van Geest
Sound Designer: Zino Schat
Graphic Designer: Daijiro Hama
Producer: Kaho Koda
Marketeer: Sarah Kaufmann
NEWS & EVENTS
Free taiko trial lessons on the 12th of September (Sunday) is happening at the House of Circle’s Dojo in Montfoort.
The Kanji Course with Jim Gubbels will start on the 5th of October and it will last for 8 weeks on Thursday evenings.
A group with a rich history in percussion and taiko would like to ask support from around the world for their livestream performance in March of 2022.
Taka’s online Japanese cooking class to help you brush up on your kitchen skills. Sign up for his second cooking class in September now!
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