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ROHM Theatre Kyoto Program


Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival 2016 Spring

David Wampach「URGE」

2016.3.5 (SAT) – 3.7 (MON)

Dance North Hall
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  • David Wampach「URGE」

    Marc Coudrais

  • David Wampach「URGE」

    Martin Colombet

The physical wildness that resides in the extraordinary, witnessed from the edge of humanity that is cannibalism

David Wampach has built a reputation over recent years as an artist to watch, presenting his work at major festivals and theaters around the globe. Following his six-month creative residency at Kyoto’s Villa Kujoyama in 2011, Wampach developed an interest in the physicality of Japanese angura (underground) theater, and plans to research the work of Shuji Terayama on this new visit to Japan. Here presented in Japan for the first time, URGE tackles the theme of cannibalism. While a social taboo, cannibalism is nonetheless an extremely primitive human act: one of appropriating another person. Wampach has continued to explore the acts of trance and ceremony, and here takes on a seemingly sensational theme as a pretext for raising questions. On stage, the demure human body becomes something physically extraordinary. Starting with the topic of cannibalism, Wampach finally talks about desire and overflow, which are present in every kind of relationships.


2016.3.5 (SAT) – 3.7 (MON)

Venue : North Hall

Performance Time:55 minutes

Start 3/5(Sat) 3/6(Sun) 3/7(Mon)
18:00 ●◎    


※Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance



Presented by:Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee (City of Kyoto, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation, Kyoto Performing Arts Center at Kyoto University of Art and Design)


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