Road to Evil Spirit

Zan Yamashita [Kyoto]

KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre Middle Studio
281 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama (view on map)
2.17 Fri20:00
2.18 Sat17:30
2.19 Sun15:00
上演時間Run Time60 min
*未就学児童入場不可。*Preschool children are not admitted.
Japanese, English

Visiting Bali for his research into traditional dance, Zan Yamashita chooses to be a contemporary dancer = “an evil spirit that came to violate the tradition” there, instead of being treated as a tourist, and that enables him to find his place in the logic of the community. “According to a taxi driver, good spirits and evil spirits are worshipped equally in Bali to maintain the balance of the world. That was a breakthrough for me.” A performance about the process through dialogue between the teacher and pupil.

TPAM Direction Directors’ Talk: Fumi Yokobori × Yumina Kato

  • Choreographed and directed by Zan Yamashita
  • Performed by Zan Yamashita and ~Karula~
  • Stage Manager: Shuji Hamamura (GEKKEN staffroom)
  • Lighting: Kazuya Yoshida (GEKKEN staffroom)
  • Sound: Takefumi Shimasaki
  • Video: Yoshitaka Shimada
  • Production of Gaze. Project. Myth curated by Helly Minarti

Zan Yamashita

Born in Osaka in 1970. Among his works are It is written there, where 100-page books are distributed to audience who would look at the book and the stage alternately; Daikoshin, in which he murmurs about phenomena in the world that consist of fragments; It is something like a garden, a network of communication that develops on abandoned rubbish; Namaeganai, a collaboration with Kim Itoh where a dancer as a journalist tackles current events. Based in Kyoto, he launches a project for each creation and works as a choreographer.

Zan Yamashita

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