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International Showcase

In cooperation with overseas performing arts institutions and organizations, this year we introduce dance, theatre, and interactive performances from four countries (all Japan premiere).

International Showcase 1 Finland and Quebec

Susanna Leinonen Company (Finland) And the Line Begins to Blur

Susanna Leinonen Company (Finland) And the Line Begins to Blur
Venue: Kanagawa Arts Theatre Hall [access]
Date: February 17 (Thurs) Open 18:30 Start 19:00
The dance piece And the Line Begins to Blur deals with the interfaces of humanity. Growing tensions between the individual and the community, the visual characteristics of the piece refer to both past and the future, creating a powerful and surreal world where brutal beauty meets the dark outlook on life.

Organized by: Dance Info Finland, Susanna Leinonen Company,
Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

RUBBERBANDance Group (Canada) Loan Sharking

RUBBERBAN Dance Group (Quebec) Loan Sharking
Venue: Kanagawa Arts Theatre Hall
Date: February 17 (Thurs) Open 18:30 Start 19:00
A company that has been exploring a unique style that blends street and hip-hop elements and contemporary ballet. Since 2002, the company has created works for special events and by commission for other dance companies. Loan Sharking is based on the idea of retrieving and appropriating these choreographies to create a new repertory program offering a wide perspective on the particular vocabulary that the company has developed.

Organized by: CINARS, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

International Showcase 2 France

Compagnie Gwenae

Compagnie Gwénaël Morin Bérénice d'après Bérénice de Racine
Venue: Kanagawa Arts Theatre Hall [access]*Performed in French with Japanese surtitles
Date: February 19 (Sat) Open 17:30 Start 18:00
One of the pieces created in Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers' full-year project "Théâtre permanent," where plays whose titles are the names of their main caracters such as Tartuffe, Hamlet, Antigone or Woyzeck is created, rehearsed, performed and opened for citizens' experience, continuously engaging in theatre. With passion for the text, stage design with cardboards and photocopies, love songs and actors with communicative energy, this theatre performance unprecedentedly and meticulously disarranges Racine's classical tragedy.

Organized by: Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo et Yokohama,
Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee
Supported by:Ville de Lyon

International Showcase 2 France/Switzerland

Compagnie Gwenael Morin Be're'nice d'apre`s Be're'nice de Racine

Venue: Kanagawa Arts Theatre Large Studio [access]
Date: February 20 (Sun)Open 17:30 Start 18:00

 

Perrine Valli Myouto
Venue: Kanagawa Arts Theatre Large Studio
Date: February 20 (Sun)Open 17:30 Start 18:00
The winner of the international choreography contest Masdanza in 2007, Perrine Valli visits Japan for the third time after her residence and performance in 2009 and the performance in 2010. This piece, with comparative dialectics between Japanese couples (myouto) and Western couples, is one of her performance series that interrogates sexual identities. A provocative and original choreographic project by one of the most promising young talents in French dance.

Organized by: Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo et Yokohama, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee
Official partners of the French Dance Year 2011: AXA LIFE INSURANCE , CulturesFrance

Cette pièce a été crée dans le cadre de la création Je ne vois pas la femme cachée dans la forêt en coproduction avec l’ADCGenève, SüdPol, Festival Faits d’Hiver, Mains d’oeuvres.

Soutiens: DRAC - Ile de France, République et Canton de Genève, Ville de Genève - Dpt de la culture, Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia, SSA, Reso-réseau, Institut Français, Ernst Göhner Stiftung.

 

 

Compagnie Gwenael Morin Be're'nice d'apre`s Be're'nice de Racine
Marta Ankiersztejn

 

Koncentrat, Rafał Dziemidok and Ewa Garniec (Poland)Floe

 

The theme of the spectacle is melting of ice, the very first movements breaking the stillness, breaking of ice. Awakening of suspended energy. The eruption of purifying power. The process begins almost unnoticed. Everything is dead calm. Ice plate slowly begins to crush. Melting ice takes everything redundant. Water rises step by step gently turning into mild garrulous staccato gradually bursting into uncontrolled chaos, vortex, in the end becoming a violent stream, a waterfall. It scares because it possesses the presences of destruction. Finally it appears that it is necessary for the rebirth. Vital and desired.
Floe is not a choreographic solo although there is only one dancer in the piece. It is a creation based on movement within space, light and sound. It is a living image spread in time.

Supported by: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

International Showcase 3 United Kingdom

Subject to_change 『Home Sweet Home』

Subject to_change home Sweet Home
Venue: BankART Studio NYK 2F [access]
Dates: February 18 (Fri) 18:00-21:00, 19 (Sat) 14:00-20:00, 20 (Sun) 14:00-20:00 [※A party will be held on the final night!]


Each participant purchases their own “house” at the door, and the venue is not a theater but a vast canvas on which the map of the city we live in is drawn. This performance is completed when the map is filled with houses that individual participants have decorated as they like, and “Yokohama,” which is special for all the participants, finally emerges.
The development boasts a number of services to help settle you in—a notice board, a postal service and even a local radio station.
On the final night there is a street party for neighbors where they can raise a glass and celebrate the formation of their unique community.
www.subjecttochange.org.uk

Organized by: British Council, Slope Studio, British Council, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee
Co-organized by: Arts Commission Yokohama (Yokohama City APEC & Creative City Headquarters, Yokohama Arts Foundation)
This project takes part in Creative City Artists-in-Residence Exchange Program.

International Showcase 4 Korean

Subject to_change 『Home Sweet Home』
(c)Geumhyung JEONG

Geumhyung JEONG Oil Pressure Vibrator
Venue: Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 1F
Date: February 18 (Fri) 16:30


“A lecture performance that follows the process of a woman involving a excavator into her life.”
If death is the only desire to be accomplished, we who are ‘alive’ are surrounded by desires that cannot be fulfilled. Jeong’s movements are desperate struggles to fill up our empty spirit. Though it may seem bold and ludicrous, various attempts revealed by her transforming body are enough to inspire our imagination. This piece includes a film about the artist’s work, followed by her own narration, and a live performance. The elements of theater, dance, drama film and documentary film appear on one stage, mixed up altogether. Even in the moments of ambiguity and distraction, we notice that these are the very moments we stick to true thinking.

2010 Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul
2009 Seoul New Media Festival <Excellence Award for Alternative Vision>
2009 Experimentica09 (Live Art Festival in UK)

Organized by: Korea Arts Management Service, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee
Japanese Subtitle supported by Korea Literature Translation Institute

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