WAGASHI (2012)
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WAGASHI — my master, my words, my death, my will


Feb 15 (Fri) 19:00 | 16 (Sat) 14:00
Director’s Talk after the performance on Feb 15
Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Large Studio
TPAM Pass required

Double feature with Zeitgeber by Takuya Murakawa
*Order of appearance: 1) Kakuya Ohashi, 2) Takuya Murakawa


Through humorous choreography based on butoh methods, the three male dancers “Dancies” describe the disconsolate daily life of people who have lost home due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2011. With pop songs related to summer, the essence of the tale of Urashima Taro and a seashore in late summer as the background, young people’s anxiety, nostalgia for home and the current situation of Japanese society are revealed.


Subtitled in English

Dance: Dancies (Masazumi Minaki, Ayumu Yamada, Masahito Karakama)
Choreography: Kakuya Ohashi
Video: Shun Ishizuka

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


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Kakuya Ohashi
Choreographer and the leader of avant-garde dance company “Kakuya Ohashi and Dancers” that explores people’s physicality in contemporary society by adopting choreographic methods from butoh by Tatsumi Hijikata. The company took part in the Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine Saint-Denis Yokohama Platform in 2000 and Toyota Choreography Award in 2004, and was invited to The Kitchen (NY) in 2005. An awardee of The Saison Foundation from 2007 to 2009. Toured three cities in Germany and Poland in 2010. His new work The Grand Vacance is planned to be premiered in July 2013.