The Hedgehog's Wish
Dance and Reading Film Project
Adaptation of the novel "The Hedgehog's Wish" written by a Dutch author, Toon Tellegen.
Streamed online from 23rd OCT to 6th DEC 2020.
Dance: Misato Shimizu
Reading (Japanese): Chihiro Takamiya
Producer/Director: Misato Shimizu
Film: Natsuki Sugawara
Music: Jean Sibelius
Piano: Sayoko Kawano
Original Book: The Hedgehog's Wish
Written by Toon Tellegen
Transrated by Saki Nagayama
Published by Shinchosya
Funded by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Digest of the Film
About the Work
A short film work of dance and reading collaboration based on a story for adults, "The Hedgehog's Wish" written by Dutch author Toon Tellegen. I extracted the scenes from the story and focused on the theme of "solitude". This was an experiment of reconstructing the story with dance and reading. From location to costumes, props, music, camera work, and physical movement, I described the world which is warm but full of pathos.