From “Wheat and Soldiers” (1938)

Dance Archive Project 2017

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Number 1 2F Space
1-1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama (view on map)
2.17 Fri18:00
2.18 Sat14:30 / 20:00
2.19 Sun14:30
上演時間Run time60 min

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Wheat and Soldiers, which celebrated the establishment of the dance company of Takaya Eguchi and Misako Miya, was premiered at the Imperial Theatre in October 1938. The next year, the dance company brings a part of the piece to the battlefields to entertain and console the soldiers. The performance was enthusiastically received everywhere. The piece probably drew the largest number of audience in the modern dance pieces before the war, and it is also a phantom piece in that it has never been presented again after the war. Through the bodies of project OH!YAMA (Japan) and Ambiguous Dance Company (Korea), this project explores what the piece was.

  • Presented by Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio
  • Co-produced by Dance Archive Network
  • In alliance with: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2017, Yokohama Dance Collection 2017
  • Supported by Japan Arts Counsil
  • With the cooperation of Canta Co.Ltd.

  • Directed and choreographed by Bo Ram Kim and Yuri Furuie
  • Performed by AmbiguousDanceCompany(Korea): BoRam Kim, Kung Min Jang and Hyun Woo Nam, project OH!YAMA (Japan) : Yuri Furuie, Ayaha Matsuoka and Satsuko Hasegawa

Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio

Established in 1949. Since 1960, based in Yokohama, the Studio has been rooted in the community as the space for Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno to create and study butoh. Organizing open workshop regularly, it has hosted a lot of people from across the world who are interested in butoh. Its archiving section that started in the late 1990s became independent as a nonprofit Dance Archives Network in 2016, and has been developing movements for dance archiving across Japan.

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