In 1976, Tadashi Suzuki had moved his avant-guard “Waseda Shogekijo” Company from the centre of Tokyo to Toga, a village in the mountains of the Toyama Prefecture, where they named themselves the Suzuki Company of Toga. The Company had initiated a new theatre movement in Japan in 1966. Today, this is one of the major world theatre centers, a place of pilgrimage for stage professionals and amateurs. A whole complex of residential buildings, rehearsal auditoriums, and all kinds of stages has appeared in Toga; this includes an outdoor rocky theatre and an amphitheatre on the lake shore. Toga is home for festivals, theoretical and practical seminars. In the 40 years of its existence, SCOT has preserved its status of a unique group.
At the Tenth International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival, the Suzuki Theatre will present a performance based on the motifs of The Trojan Women by Euripides directed by Tadashi Suzuki (October 1 and 2, 7 p.m., the Major Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre).