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ROHM Theatre Kyoto Program


akakilike「Family Portrait」

2024.1.18 (THR) – 1.21 (SUN)

Dance North Hall
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    ©︎Yulia Sko

“Have . . . have you ever wondered what . . . what would happen . . . if I died?”

A father talks about life insurance. He is surrounded by people who seem to be his family. A photographer who is apparently a brother keeps silently taking self-portraits. Since its premiere in 2016, Family Portrait has become one of akakilike’s signature work that the company has continued to revive.
Blurring the lines between theater, photography, and dance, out of the performance emerges a portrayal of the difficulty of breaking free from the institution of family, the inherent transience of that institution, and the cruelty of its development.


2024.1.18 (THR) – 1.21 (SUN)

1.18 (THR) 7pm
1.19 (FRI) 7pm
1.20 (SAT) 4pm
1.21 (SUN) 0pm

Venue : North Hall


Cast & Creative Team

Cast :Tatsunori Imamura, Midori Kurata, Riko Sakonuma, Kentaro Sato, Jun Tsutsui, Misako Terada,and Kai Maetani

<Below are akakilike members>
direction,choreography:Midori Kurata
assistant director:Naoyuki Hirasawa
Sound: Toru Koda
Lighting: Rie Uomori

Text: Jun Tsutsui
Stage Manager: Yohei Sogo
Production: Yoshimi Toyoyama


Midori Kurata

© Bea Borgers

Midori Kurata

Born in 1987 in Mie, Midori Kurata graduated with a degree in moving image and performing arts from Kyoto University of Art and Design (today, Kyoto University of the Arts). She trained in classical and modern ballet from the age of three. Based in Kyoto, she is active as a director, choreographer, and dancer. In each work she creates, she engages with herself and others, using the performance structures to bring out the phenomena that arise as forms of fiction, and explore the possibilities of dance. Since 2016, Kurata has served as the head of akakilike, a performance group comprising only herself and a technical team, and aspiring to create an environment in which in the company work on an equal basis. She is a Saison Foundation Fellow I grantee. From April 2024, she will serve as artistic director for dance at Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre.



Related Projects : Kai Maetani's Photo Exhibition「姿勢」

「Family Portrait」Performer, Photographer Kai Maetani’s Photo Exhibition.
Exhibition Period:2024/5 (FRI) – 21 (SUN)
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (until 14:00 on the last day) 
Place: Rohm Theatre Kyoto Promenade North
Fee: Free of charge, no application required.

Kai Maetani

©︎Kai Maetani

Kai Maetani

Official Web Site

Related Projects 「Family Portrait」workshop

Lecturer : Midori Kurata
Date : January 8,2024 (month) 18:30~21:30
Place : Kyoto City Kita Culture Hall
Prices : 1000
Target : Junior high school students and above
Capacity : 10 (first-come-first-served basis)
Application : Web form (Applications will be accepted on November 27)

【Updated December 4, 2023 (month)】Registration has been closed due to reaching capacity.

more information

  • Presented by ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation), Kyoto City, Association of Public Theaters and Halls in Japan

  • Supported by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council


ROHM Theatre Kyoto TEL.075-746-3201


Ticket Prices

Unreserved seating
¥3,500 /25 and Under: ¥2,000 / 18 and Under: ¥1,000
*Admission is recommended for ages 5 and up.
* Proof of age is required for the holders of 25-and-Under and 18-and-Under tickets.


2023.10.14 (SAT)

Tickets on Sale

2023.10.21 (SAT)

Tickets Available from

  • ROHM Theatre Kyoto Online Tickets
  • ROHM Theatre Kyoto Box Office[窓口・電話 TEL.075-746-3201(10:00~17:00、年中無休 ※臨時休館日等により変更の場合あり)]
  • Kyoto Concert Hall Box Office[TEL.075-711-3231 (10:00~17:00 closed on the 1st and the 3rd Mondays, and the following Tuesday in case 1st or 3rd Monday is a national holiday) ]
  • Ticket Pia

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■For Hearing-Impaired Audiences

Hearing Loop

A hearing loop (also known as an audio induction loop) is a system for amplifying onstage sounds by relaying them from a transmitter to special headset. Audiences who use telecoil hearing aids or cochlear implants can receive the sounds from the transmitter without the special headset.

■For customers who cannot hear, have difficulty hearing, or have trouble hearing Japanese.

Please note that it is dark in the auditorium during the performance. It is recommended that you read this before watching the performance.

Languages available: Japanese, English, French
Borrowing period/From 30 minutes before to the end of each performance (return required)
Borrowing and returning locations: Reception desk (no reservation required)

Babysitting Services

Childcare Service
Childcare is available for audiences with young children so that they can better enjoy performances. Information on how and when to reserve will be available here.

Dates and times:
1) Thursday 18 January 2024, 18:20 until 15 minutes after the end of the performance.
2) Friday 19 January 2024, 18:20 – 15 minutes after the end of the performance.
3) Saturday 20 January 2024, 15:20 until 15 minutes after the end of the performance.
4) Sunday 21 Jan 2024, 11:20 until 15 minutes after the end of the performance.
Deadline for applications:
1) Thursday, 11 January 2024.
2) Friday 12 January 2024
3) Saturday, 13 January 2024
4) Sunday, 14 January 2024

■Application Form

For ages: from 3 months up to school age
Fee: ¥1,000 (per person and performance)
Fee may vary for certain performances.

For further information and reservations, please see each production page.
Childcare services are not available for certain performances.

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