"Theatre for Experimentation and Dialogue: Theatre of Newcomers and Incidents" ★Special Discount


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9/4 (Mon) 11:00-

Capturing the theatre of the here and now
Playwright, director and Rikkyo University professor Masataka Matsuda invites four emerging theatre artists and groups to present new work exploring experimentation and dialogue about what he calls the “theatre of incidents.”

The participants are all artists in their twenties consciously using, dismantling and reconstructing the rules of a theatre space. Each will create a new work of up to 60 minutes, which are performed in pairs alongside discussions with guest speakers.

The program aims to stage the phenomena or incidents that appear in a certain time and place, as opposed merely to recreating the words of a script. This will unravel and reconsider the apparently ordinary act of writing and staging a play. How can the dynamics of the various elements that comprise theatre, from language to the body, space, and audience, be utilized to create incidents? The search for new perceptions and ideas between audiences and artists starts from here.

Declaration of the Theatre of Incidents
A theatre performance is not confined to the imitation of incidents in reality but becomes the generation of new meaning. We call this the theatre of incidents.

In that space, what occurs is not accidents or unimaginable happenings where the body or things suffer deformation. Instead, the link between language and the invisible alters, creating our enigmatic lives. These lives display the continuation of unknown aspects, but are born out of the rigorous imagination that is theatre and never descend into disorder or chaos.

The theatre of incidents disowns itself from the technique of actors or the re-enactment of a play script. The theatre space is not somewhere for showing the techniques of actors or the relationships written in a script. The walls of the stage and the bodies that are there are the materials and body language for producing a power that is not reduced to technique or textual representation.

This life and power remakes language and the visible in theatre for the dimension of incidents. And it is at this point that, like water flowing over stones, the past and present intersect and the theatre of time makes its appearance.

Masataka Matsuda

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Furatto: Saki Itabashi, Akitaka Tanaka, Itsuki Nagabuchi, Rihoko Hasegawa, Ruri Hirayama, Yoshiki Matsuda, Natsuko Kawasaki / Daisuke Tamaki: Mao Nakamura (Seinendan), Sho Nakato (Seinendan), Ryohei Yokota, and more


Curated by Masataka Matsuda
Furatto, : Written by Naoya Wagatsuma, Directed by Ayumi Fukui
Shirakan : Written and Directed by Gaku Nishi
Ikuko Sekita: Written and Directed by Ikuko Sekita
Daisuke Tamaki: Written and Directed by Daisuke Tamaki


2017/11/3 (Fri) 〜2017/11/5 (Sun)

A: Shirakan / Ikuko Sekita
B: Furatto, / Daisuke Tamaki

11/3 (Fri)
14:00 A (followed by discussion)

11/4 (Sat)
12:00 B (followed by discussion)
17:00 A (followed by discussion)

11/5 (Sun)
14:00 B (followed by discussion)

Box office opens 1 hour before. Doors open 30 minutes before.

Ticket Fee

First come, frist served ! Advance: 2500 Yen-> 2000 Yen!
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*Performed in Japanese *Children under school age are not admitted to performances *Audiences using a wheelchair should please contact the F/T Ticket Center(03-5961-5209) in advance to arrange assistance at the venue.

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