Two artists are involved in each piece. Stage design by Teppei Kaneuji is overwhelming, let alone his works in the field of contemporary art. Plastic products that we think we are familiar with accumulate and build to an unusual space. In addition, the images by Shinpei Yamada extend the space and deliver various possibilities of the space visually to the audience.
I find something common in Yukina Sakai (choreographer) and Takahiro Fujita (writer / director): their uncompromising focus on “compositional beauty.” They create layers of beautiful scenes through placing and moving the props, lights, sounds and the body on the stage as if they are playing chess.
There is one performer in front of us in both works. She is the final piece of each work. Izumi Aoyagi and Satoko Yoshida have been working on processes that are beyond what is normally considered the work of “performers.”
I hope you find these works created by “two artists and one performer” interesting.
(Director, Steep Slope Studio)
Studied theatre and film at Waseda University. While studying, she did internship as an assistant manager at ST Spot in Yokohama where she kept working after she graduated. In 2006 she joined the start-up of the Steep Slope Studio, a center with rehearsal studios for performing arts with educational programs. She became the director of the center in April 2010. Since then, she has been working on the program supporting creations by young artists.