|Venue||Toshima City Office (10F Toshima Forest)|
|Dates||11/10 (Thu) 11:00/15:00
11/11 (Fri) 11:00/15:00
11/12 (Sat) 11:00/15:00
11/13 (Sun) 11:00/15:00
Box office opens 1 hour before. Doors open 30 minutes before.
Performed outside. Continues in case of rain. Cancelled in case of storm.
|Running Time||50 min. (TBC)|
|Language||Performed in Japanese|
|Tickets||Advance: ¥1,500 / Same Day: ¥2,000
|Early Bird Discount||¥1,100|
|Festival Pass (5 Performances)||¥1,200|
|Festival Pass (3 Performances)||¥1,300|
Student ID required
|High School & Under Tickets|
Student ID or proof of age required
Transforming the hue of the city through dance, music, and a garden
The dancer Hirokazu Morikawa is known for his playful, inquisitive and precise style, as demonstrated to the full in “Mr. Creature” at F/T14. This performance sees Morikawa partner with Kansai-based dancer Wataru Murakami and musician Shonen Yoshida to utilize multiples parts of the rooftop garden of Toshima City Office. The two dancersʼ bodies become one with the sculptures and foliage in the garden as well as Yoshidaʼs music performed live, creating a whole new kind of cityscape.
Hirokazu Morikawa studied mime and circus in France from the age of 22. On his return to Japan he worked for five years for the Kyoto-based Monochrome Circus. Freelance since 2007, his dry and animalistic style that utilizes his outstanding balance has won him much acclaim. Aside from his own work, he also collaborates with a range of other units. He created “Mr. Creature” with stage designer Itaru Sugiyama for F/T14.
Born in 1987 in Osaka, Wataru Murakami studied street dance, and later became involved in contemporary dance, butoh, meditation, Zen and more, as well as the Osaka club, street performance and theatre scene. He has recently performed improv with dancers and musicians around the world. His liberated yet delicate style emphasizes just being in a place and listening quietly to the voice of the body.
Based in Kyoto, Shonen Yoshida was a member of Quruli from 2011-2013, handling guitar and cello duties on “Voltage of Melting Pot”. He has organized a monthly live performance event in Kyoto since 2014, performing with a wide range of other musicians. He wrote the music for the stage adaptation of Hirohiko Araki’s “Under Execution, Under Jailbreak” in 2015, and has attracted much attention for his cross-genre collaborations.
Cast & Creative
|Choreographers, Performers:||Hirokazu Morikawa, Wataru Murakami|
|Music, Performer:||Shonen Yoshida|
|Flyer Design:||Tadashi Ueda|
|Video Documentation:||Ryohei Tomita|
|Production Coordinator:||Toshifumi Matsumiya (Festival/Tokyo)|
|Assistant Production Co-ordinator:||Hiroshi Iwata|
|Interns:||Mai Shimada, Tamami Matsumura, Keisuke Yoshihara|
|Front of House:||Yumiko Okazaki|