Cabaret time

I was in Roppongi recently taking photos of cabaret (and I don’t mean a cabaret club).

The main reason I was there was to shoot one of the performers, yo-yo artist BLACK (blog post to come). But I got some of his co-stars too: Lu Nagata, Kiyoshi Ibukuro, Juan and Agatha, Philippe Aymard, Paul Lazar and Christopher Hardy. Together they are known as Les Oiseaux Noirs.

This was my first time at cabaret so I really didn’t know what to expect. But it was an astonishingly varied and entertaining evening. Bombastic yo-yo trickery from BLACK, bewitching pole-dancing from Lu Nagata, drum, koto, piano, poetry, tango and song. Paul Lazar played spellbinding violin. The multi-talented compere was Philipe Aymard.

I would recommend that you immediately book tickets to see them. But as far as I know, the group got together for just four shows at Roppongi’s zero hour and have now gone their separate ways again.














Lu Nagata、衣袋聖志、Juan&Agatha、Philippe Aymard、 Paul Lazar とChristopher HardyがBLACKの共演者たちだ。 全員が一つとなり、 Les OiseauxNoirs(レ・ズワズ・ノワール)として知られている。

僕にとっては、今回が初めてのキャバレーで、一体どんなものなのか、全く予想もつかなかった。 しかし、実際に見てみると、それは驚くほど多彩で面白く、素晴らしい夜だった。大音響の中でBLACKが繰り出す巧妙なヨーヨー技、Lu Nagatによる魅惑のポール・ダンス。琴、ピアノ、詩、タンゴ、そして唄。 Paul Lazarのバイオリンは、聞く者を魅了する。 Philipe Aymardは、マルチな才能が光る司会者だ。

今すぐチケットを予約して、彼らのパフォーマンスを見てほしいところだが、 残念ながら、僕が知る限り、彼らが集まったのは六本木のZERO HOURでの4公演のためだけ。すでに、またそれぞれの活動へと散ってしまった。

One Response to “Cabaret time”

  1. […] We met in Shinjuku where I took most of the photos. The others were at the Les Oiseaux Noirs cabaret. (I blogged about that a while ago). […]

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