I tried being born, but… (2010)
Photo: Ayako Abe




Feb 15 (Fri) 16:30 | 16 (Sat) 17:00
Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Middle Studio
Director’s Talk after the performance on Feb 16
TPAM Pass required

Double feature with Where is crocodile? by KODOMOKYOJIN
*Order of appearance: 1) Kitamari / KIKIKIKIKIKI, 2) KODOMOKYOJIN


Kitamari has created four new and challenging works with her company during her three-year engagement in “Take a chance project” in co-production with AI. HALL. Her works often involve characters that do not appear to be “suitable” for dance; it is said that her dance works are like caricatures of birds and beasts. We re-create one of the works from the project, which is inspired by Japanese folklore and sacred dance and explores “contemporary folklore performing arts.”


Performed in English with no translation

Conceived, directed and choreographed by: Kitamari
Performers: Yusuke Oba, Izuru Kinoshita, Hiroyuki Kozaka, Ryo Mikuriya

Organized by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2013 Executive Committee
Contact: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama Secretariat

Photo: Yujiro Sagami

Born in 1983. Formed a dance company “KIKIKIKIKIKI” in 2003. Since then she has been working as artistic director, choreographer and dancer. She won the Audience Award at TOYOTA CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD 2008″ for Sakariba 007 and Fly to the Future Award at Yokohama Dance Collection R for School Girl. In addition to her own shows, she produces other artists’ performances and events to widely disseminate the interest in physical expression.