2010 - 2011 schedule of Japan Foundation supported PAJ for Europe programs
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"WE DON'T CARE ABOUT MUSIC ANYWAY…" 2010 TOUR
Paris, Enghien, Marseille, Bordeaux, Caen, Nantes (FRANCE)
Wroclaw (POLAND)
Barcelona (SPAIN)
Kongsberg (NORWAY)
Nikelsdorf (AUSTRIA)
Jun. 13 - Jul. 25, 2010 STUDIO SHAIPROD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (MUSIC & FILM)
Subsequent to the complition of the film production "We don't care about music anyway…" which documented the avangarde scene of noise-music in Japan, this project is intended to organize a joint tour event in Europe that is to propose a screening of the film and live performances by the musicians casted in the film, Hiromichi Sakamoto, Fuyuki Yamakawa, Yoshihide Otomo, Ken Takehisa(KIRIHITO/ Umi no Yeah!), Shunsuke Hayakawa(KIRIHITO), Tomoko Shimazaki(Umi no Yeah!), Numb, Saidrum, L?K?O.
Tour Window to Japanese Puppetry Tolosa, San Sebastian, Irun, Eibar, Pasajes, Ordizia, Elgoibar, Ibarra, Sestao, Alicante, Gijon (SPAIN)
Lisbon (PORTUGAL)
Nov. 27 - Dec. 5, 2010 CENTRO DE INICIATIVAS DE TOLOSA TRADITIONAL THEATRE (PUPPET)
In the framework of the focus in Japanese puppetry art at the 28th International Puppet Festival of Tolosa, performances of several Japanese puppets companies with Japanese puppetry's exhibition. Touring in co-organisation with several theatres in Spain. Participated companies from Japan are; Puppet Theatre la Clarte(Osaka), Puppet Theatre Puk(Tokyo), Hitomi-za Otome Bunraku(Kawasaki), TSUBAME-YA(Matsumoto), Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo(Hachioji). Tolosa Festival aims to engage with whole number of students of all schools in the province of Guipuzcoa to the festival as part of their educational/ outreach activities.
Tour "My name is I Love You" from Fai Fai at Theater der Welt 2010 (Germany) and Santarcangelo Festival (Italy) Schauspiel Essen (GERMANY)
Santarcangelo (ITALY)
July 2010 Theater der Welt 2010 GmbH CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE
Theater Der Welt 2010 and Santarcangelo Festival join forces to present creative and innovative young Japanese theatre company, Fai Fai, to demonstrate the cutting-edge of contemporary performing arts in Japan. Tokyo based company Fai Fai,founded in 2004 by Yon KITAGAWA, shows one of most-known pieces of their repertory, , to give the opportunity for local audiences to discover a young and refreshing perspective in Japanese theatre scene and a new expression of popular performative art. Public talk programme offered during their perfoming period.
Tour Wasted Heerlen (THE NETHERLANDS)
Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Brussels (BELGIUM)
Mar. 26 - Apr. 25, 2010
(grant request calculated from 2010.04.01)
Jun. 24 - Jul. 11, 2010
Sep. 3 - 16, 2010
Archa Theatre s.r.o. MIXED MEDIA (MUSIC & INSTALATION)
Wasted is the multimedia concert and exhibition of a huge installation with 12,000 dresses designed by the Japanese artist, Tomoko Mukaiyama, and the young architects of CUT (Chiba University Team in Japan). In the installation people can walk through white silk hallways, like they walk through a white cathedral. In this project Mukaiyama merges experiences of people from all over the world who have seen her concert, her installation or who have visited her website. Mukaiyama involves visitors and have them to describe their experiences into an artistic statement. All these statements are used and merged by the artist in her multimedia concert. After the big success in Japan, this project tours through three cities in Europe. The statements have increased every month and after each performance and exhibition. This means that Mukaiyama continues to create a new multimedia concert on every location adding new statements to her art work. Artist talk planned at each location.
Tour "Couple" (title to be confirmed) Gennevilliers (FRANCE)
Other locations in France and Europe
October 2010 FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE A PARIS CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
New theatre work directed by Toshiki Okada at Théâtre de Gennevilliers as part of Festival d'Automne a Paris. Total 6 performances shown by Okada's company, Chelfitsch, is invited as the world première.
Tour 1) "MIRROR AND MUSIC" by Saburo Teshigawara
2) "LA CHAMBRE CLAIRE" by Shiro Takatani
"MIRROR AND MUSIC" at Marseille (FRANCE), Barcelona(SPAIN)
"LA CHAMBRE CLAIRE" at Marseille (FRANCE), Barcelona (SPAIN), Amsterdam (THE NETHERLANDS)
June - July 2010 FESTIVAL DE MARSEILLE CONTEMPORARY (DANCE, MIXED MEDIA PERFORMANCE)
In collaboration with the BCN Grec Festival of Barcelona and Julidans in Amsterdam, Festival de Marseille initiates and presents a special Japanese focus in 2010 with two different performances by two Japanese artists, Saburo Teshigawgara, and Shiro Takatani.
1) "MIRROR AND MUSIC" by Saburo Teshigawara: A new performance created at the New National Theatre of Tokyo, premiered in September 2009. (shown at only Marseille and Barcelona as Europe premiere, not at Julidans.)
2) "LA CHAMBRE CLAIRE" by Shiro Takatani: First theatre piece under Takatani's own name, comissionned by Theater der Welt in Halle (Germany), premiered as formaly titled in 2008. - Revised version shown at the Festival de Otono de Madrid in November 2009.
Post-performance talk by the artist planned at each location.
Tour "Shun-kin" co-produced by Complicite, and the Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo London(UK)
Paris (FRANCE)
Oct. 11 - Nov. 23, 2010 Theartre de complicite (Education) Ltd CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
European tour of theatre piece directed by Simon McBurney, Theatre de Complicite's second co-production with the Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo. Following sell-out performances of Shun-kin in London and Tokyo in 2009, this production tours for 10 performances at Barbican Theatre in London again, and 6 performances at Theatre de la Ville in Paris. Inspired by the long-selling novel of Japanese author, Junichiro Tanizaki, is performed entirely in Japanese by Japanese actors, featuring Japanese nature such as Bunraku puttery, live traditional Japanese music and elements of Japanese design. Educational outreach activities organised in various phases such as one-day workshop of traditional Bunraku Pupperty for 20 puppeteers, workshops with an A-level/BTEC drama students, archives of workshops to create a multimedia resourse for more people with interests.
Tour KOKUSYOKU SUMIRE EUROPEAN SPRING TOUR 2010 London (UK)
Rotterdam (THE NETHERLANDS)
Paris, Agen, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille (FRANCE)
Lausanne (SWITZERLAND)
Lisbon (PORTUGAL)
Bruxelles (Belgium)
Vigo (Spain)
Apr. 20 - May. 1, 2010 JAAPAN SARL POP MUSIC
KOKUSYOKU SUMIRE, a very classy duet based in Tokyo, tours in 10 cities in Europe. With their unique character ""Goth Loli"" visual touch and skilled performance in the classical cabaret-blend music, KOKUSYOKU SUMIRE approaches European audiences who are interested in the Japanese pop culture movement (manga, anime, cosplay, etc.)and also music lovers in Europe. As KOKUSYOKU SUMIRE participated to the compilation album titled ""Twisted Cabaret"" released in Europe in April 2010, CD releasing boosts the interest in this tour.
collaboration "IMPULSE" - Butoh: the different world of dance Skopje (MACEDONIA)
for creation and presentation
Apr. 2 - 15, 2010 INTERART CULTURE CENTRE "Impulse" - new dance creation between Japanese Butoh dancer Katsura Kan and two Macedonian artists as the first co-operative project with the Butoh expression in Macedonia created and premiered at the DANCE FEST SKOPJE 2010 - unique festival for dance in Macedonia. This project appears its quality on several aspects to give the opportunity for Macedonian audiences to discover the history and movement of Japanese Butoh in depth. Implemeting the production/ performances, exhibition, video demonstrations, workshop and lectures demonstrate the expertise of Butoh. Kan Katsura's solo piece also shown as part of the festival.
collaboration KYOTONOMATOPEE Asni&"232;res-sur-Oise (FRANCE)
for creation and presentation
Paris, Amiens, Brest, Orly(FRANCE)
as expected touring locations
Sep. 13 - 26, 2010 FONDATION ROYAUMONT Collaboration work directed by Laurent Colomb, with Japanese actoress Makiko Kawai as one of main performer. The script was written featuring Japanese Onomatopeia, which Laurent Colomb gained a sense of Japanese nature based on the 6 months-experience and research while residing at Villa Kujoyama (funded by French government) in Kyoto, Japan. Deeply inspired by the art of traditional Bunraku Tayu, Colomb's play explores to reveal the natural possiblities of transcultural issues using onomatopeia and phonetics of lauguages.
The play is dealing with a young adult looking pupil named Alpha-Boy to call them by the sound produced. Two characters, Otokonohito-san and Miss, remind Alpha-Boy that it's not possible to make sounds correspond with things.
Workshops for children aged between 8 and 12 years old included.
collaboration Artaud Second Study - The Crowned Anarchist Rome (ITALY)
for creation and presentation
May. 14 - Jun. 2, 2010 Associazione Lios This project is desired conclusion and outcomes of 20 years reseach on Japanese Butoh under the continuative collaboration between Italian, Japanese dancers and researchers. At the same time it celebrates 10 years activity of Festival Transform'azioni, a festival dedicated to expore the possibilities of artistic and cultural contaminations between European and Japanese butoh dancers. Since it includes a piece choreographed by Butoh expert Akira Kasai for an Italian company, < Crowned Anarchist> and Kasai's solo work, this project is also a way to compare contemporary trend of Butoh with its original spirit and the possibility of developing a meaningful way of dancing for the future. Conference and demonstrative workshop are also programmed.