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Platform for Thinking About Regional Challenges Circulation Kyoto: Participatory Theatre Event Series

2018.12.1 (SAT)、12.2. (SUN)、12.15. (SAT)、12.16. (SUN)、1.12. (SAT)、1.13. (SUN)、2.2. (SAT)、2.3. (SUN)、3.23. (SAT)、3.24. (SUN)

Kyoto East Community Hall Kuretake Culture Center Kyoto West Culture Center Westy Kyoto North Culture Center Kyoto Ukyo Community Culture Center and more
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  • Platform for Thinking About Regional Challenges Circulation Kyoto: Participatory Theatre Event Series

  • Platform for Thinking About Regional Challenges Circulation Kyoto: Participatory Theatre Event Series

The city makes the theatre. The theatre symbolizes the city.
Four months, five performances: Embodying the character of Kyoto with performances staged in locations around the margins of the city

Five groups of artists will create and present a series of new works in five areas that surround the city: Yamashina, Fushimi, Nishikyo, Kita, and Ukyo wards. The participating artists will employ highly original approaches to trace an image of the city of Kyoto, which audiences will experience as a journey around the five periphery areas across the four months.

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2018.12.1 (SAT)、12.2. (SUN)、12.15. (SAT)、12.16. (SUN)、1.12. (SAT)、1.13. (SUN)、2.2. (SAT)、2.3. (SUN)、3.23. (SAT)、3.24. (SUN)

Venue : Kyoto East Community Hall, Kuretake Culture Center, Kyoto West Culture Center Westy, Kyoto North Culture Center, Kyoto Ukyo Community Culture Center, and more

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Fushimi Ward

Saturday 1 December 2018: 18:00
Sunday 2 December 2018: 15:00
Kuretake Culture Center

Fushimi Ward
Shigeki Nakano + Frankens “Mother Mother Mother”
Connecting “that city” and “this city” through Theatre of the Absurd


Minoru Betsuyaku was the leading pioneer of Theatre of the Absurd in Japan. Inspired by a real-life incident, he wrote this play around 30 years ago and it is now staged by Shigeki Nakano + Frankens in its typical style for the group’s first ever production in Kyoto. The play portrays the formation and collapse of a group calling itself “Papa and That City.” It probes the meaning of “city” and “group.” Gazing upon the distance between Tokyo and Kyoto, Papa and That City as performed by Shigeki Nakano + Frankens will appear in Fushimi as outsiders.

Written by Minoru Betsuyaku
Directed by Shigeki Nakano
Dramaturge: Kaku Nagashima
Cast: Eiji Takeda, Yuya Tanaka, Michiyoshi Suzuka, Takeshi Fukuda, Takehiro Go, Junko Saito, Rei Kitagawa, Ai Sasaki, Minami Shindo, Ryo Haruyama, Ryota Mitsuhashi
Community Dramaturges: Mana Yumii, Yuna Yoshinaga

Saikyo Ward

Saturday 15 December 2018: 18:00
Sunday 16 December 2018: 15:00
Kyoto West Culture Center Westy

Saikyo Ward
Takuya Murakawa “Moonlight”
The sounds of a piano resounding in a hall. The memories and present day that issue from this

Over the course of his research, Takuya Murakami has arrived at a focus for this new work on the piano recitals that are frequently held at culture centers and halls around Japan. He presents a small story that can be heard if we strain our ears to listen. What is it that we witness in a theatre space where the exchange of people and music unfolds?

Conceived and Directed by Takuya Murakawa
Dramaturge: Tatsuki Hayashi
Assistant Director: Kenta Nagasawa
Community Dramaturges: Natsuki Sugimoto, Manami Tanaka

Yamashina Ward

Saturday 12 January 2019: 18:00
Sunday 13 January 2019: 15:00
Kyoto East Community Hall

Yamashina Ward
Yujiro Sagami “Love Songs”
A play without performers in which the gaze of the audience evokes the absent “you”

Drawing on various elements for his work, from living alone to public corporations, rivers, songs, plants, and gardens, Yujiro Sagami here presents a seemingly empty stage. And yet, before long, we start to hear some kind of voice. Sagami takes a story he acquired from living in Yamashina, east Kyoto, and summons it to the theatre. When it fills up the space, we surely will envision something, or someone…

Conceived and Directed by Yujiro Sagami
Dramaturge: Hiromichi Hosama (University of Shiga Prefecture)
Assistant Director: Saki Yamada
Community Dramaturges: Yuka Uehara, Shigenori Fujisawa, Yuki Minagawa

Kita Ward

Saturday 2 February 2019: 18:00
Sunday 3 February 2019: 15:00
Kyoto North Culture Center

Kita Ward
Shoji Toyama Fake Symposium “The Depth and Breadth of Kyoto: A Landscape Passed On” (TBC)
A new Kyoto landscape emerging from the fusion of reality and fiction

This “fake symposium” features such performers as researchers, editors, and artists. The stories that cling to everyday places provide many landscapes. Joining together apparently unconnected locations, this performance considers the state of Kyoto from the positions of its periphery areas.

Conceived, Directed, and Performed by Shoji Toyama
Dramaturge & Performer: Yukihiro Fukushima (Kyoto Prefectural Library)
Performers: Hiroko Edani (Cultural Landscape Section, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties), Takashi Serizawa (Director, P3 art and environment), Yuki Kageyama (editor), Naoko Tamura (photographer), Yuji Hoshino (Kumamoto University), Noriko Matsuda (Kyoto Prefectural University Graduate School), and more

Community Dramaturges: Masugu Kanda, Nobuhiro Maruki, Tomoko Murotani
In cooperation with Kyoto Prefectural Library
Magical Landscape in Kyoto (title TBC)
This companion publication helps you enjoy Kyoto alongside the series of performances. It includes fiction by Kannon Hanabusa and Ban Madoi, two up-and-coming authors who have written various novels set in Kyoto. With direction from Shoji Toyama, the guidebook showcases encounters with a uniquely curated landscape of Kyoto, presenting new ways to walk around and take in the suburbs of the city.

Editorial Director: Yuki Kageyama (Sen-To-Ichi Editorial Office)
Photography: Naoko Tamura

Ukyo Ward

Saturday 23 March 2019: 18:00
Sunday 24 March 2019: 15:00
Kyoto Ukyo Community Culture Center

Ukyo Ward
kitamari “Atago”
Mountains, Life, and Human Prayer: A dance of dedication and worship for Mount Atago

Long worshipped as a mountain enshrining a fire god, Mount Atago in Kyoto is associated with many complex beliefs. It has also influenced the traditional performing arts. This dance work focuses on the way people pray to mountains, a custom that appears in kyogen, traditional Japanese dance, rakugo, waka poetry, and more. It forms a new kind of dance of dedication for the present.

Choreographed and Directed by kitamari
Dramaturges: Yuichi Kinoshita, Riki Takeda
Performers: Ayako Saito, Sachi Masuda, Kyoko Nomura
Kyogen Performers: Saga Dainenbutsu Kyogen Preservation Society
Community Dramaturge: Tomoki Naka

Planned and produced by ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Presented by Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation (ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto East Community Hall, Kuretake Culture Center, Kyoto West Culture Center Westy, Kyoto North Culture Center, Kyoto Ukyo Community Culture Center), Kyoto City
Supported by the Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, Agency for Cultural Affairs in fiscal 2018

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Ticket Prices

Tickets
Unreserved seating
¥2,500
25 and Under
¥1,500
Seniors (70 and Over)
¥1,500
Set Ticket (5 Performances)
¥5,000

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