TPAM in Yokohama 2012 (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012)

Organized by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012 Executive Committee
(The Japan Foundation; Kanagawa Arts Foundation; Yokohama Arts Foundation; Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)

International Showcase

Showcase in cooperation with performing arts organizations in the world. All Japan premiere. Pass holders are invited (separate tickets available for ¥1,500).

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Zina Choi / Theatre Nolddang [Korea]

House Number 1-28, Cha-sook's

The house itself is the main character in this play. An actual house is being built on the stage. Audience will conceive a truthful knowledge that the word construction, which means combining soil, water, wind with time and ideas, really becomes the word of deconstruction. And yet in the process of the deconstruction we puzzle out our parted pieces of mind. Here we call the puzzling as reconstruction or building a house. The play won The Best Play in The Dae-San Literary Awards, This Year’s Best Play 7, The Best Play in The Dong-A Theatre Awards in 2010. (performed in Korean, subtitled in Japanese and English)

Zina Choi
Director Zina Choi began her career as an actor. She founded Nolddang in 2004. Since then she has played as playwright and director. She has been constantly seeking the originative element in theater, lively energy actors permeate on stage. Many say “She is looking at daily life with a real fresh and unique perspective.”

Date:Feb 14 (Tue) 20:00
Venue:KANAGAWA ARTS THEATRE, Hall
Organized by: Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS), Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012 Executive Committee
Produced by: Namsan Arts Center, Theatre Nolddang

Zina Choi / Theatre Nolddang

José Navas / Compagnie Flak [Quebec / Canada]

Personæ

A persona is the aspect of someone’s character that is presented to or perceived by others. Derived from the Latin for mask, it is also a role or character adopted by an author or actor. Personæ is the new solo work performed by José Navas. The six aspects or characters of the show lead the audience through Navas’ intensely personal meditations on desire and divinity, presence and absence, and how they intersect and merge. Personæ leads the viewer on a journey through the soul via music by Rachmaninov, Ravel, Verdi, Vivaldi, and Patti Smith.

José Navas
Founder and artistic director of Compagnie Flak, José Navas creates abstract group pieces and contemporary ballet pieces as well as dances in his solo shows, charged with emotion. Choreographer in residence for Ballet BC since the summer of 2010. His work has been presented in 40 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Date:Feb 16 (Thu) 20:00
Venue:KANAGAWA ARTS THEATRE, Hall
Organized by: CINARS, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012 Executive Committee

http://www.flak.org/

Jose Navas / Compagnie Flak [Quebec]

Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio [France]

L’Effet de Serge

In his flat, a character named Serge presents one to three minutes performances with minimal special effects to his friends every Sunday. While being ironic about theatrical invention, this performance shows the importance of any creative gesture, with feigned innocence. With this falsely home-made piece, full of almost lunar poetry, Philippe Quesne goes on with his scenic writing project, using arts, music and experimentations. (performed in English and Japanese, with Japanese interpretation)

Philippe Quesne
After studying visual arts, he wrote, designed and directed La Démangeaison des Ailes (2003), Des Expériences (2004), D’après Nature (2006), La Mélancolie des dragons (2008), Big Bang (2010) and Piece for the technical team of Hannover Schauspiel. In 2013, he will create a performance for Japanese actors, in collaboration with Seinendan.

Date:Feb 18 (Sat) 19:30
Venue:KANAGAWA ARTS THEATRE, Hall
Organized by: Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo et Yokohama, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012 Executive Committee
Supported by: Institut français
In partnership with: Onda French Office for Contemporary Performing Arts Circulation

http://www.vivariumstudio.net/

Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio [France]

Qudus Onikeku [France]

STILL/life

In STILL/life, performance created for the 2011 Avignon festival, he tries to understand what might cause a man to turn into a murderous monster, with the collaboration of choreographer Damien Jalet and musician Charles Amblard. A topic dealt with great virtuosity and combining dance, music, theater and acrobatics.

Qudus Onikeku
Born in Lagos in 1984, trained at the French National Circus School, he has performed for Heddy Maalem, Georges Lavaudant, Jean-Claude Gallotta, Mouise Touré, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui... His piece MY EXILE IS IN MY HEAD won the 2010 Danse l’Afrique Danse award. In 2011, he created STILL/life for the Festival d’Avignon.

Date:Feb 19 (Sun) 17:15
Venue:KANAGAWA ARTS THEATRE, Large Studio
Organized by: Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo et Yokohama, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012 Executive Committee
Supported by: Institut français
In partnership with: Onda French Office for Contemporary Performing Arts Circulation

http://www.ykprojects.com/

Qudus Onikeku [France]