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This installation-style theatre work presents an artistic reconstruction of an internment camp where illegal immigrants and Romani are residing. Inspired by the Greek myth of the violent bandit Damastes (Procrustes), one of the installations, "Le Chemin de Damastes" (The Path of Damastes), features an empty space filled with metal beds lined up, re-constructing the humanoid movement like an animated ballet. Meanwhile, in another installation in a large white tent space, an emaciated immigrant male continues to perform his detached camp life.

LFKs, led by Jean Michel Bruyère, takes the complexities of reality that the media cannot report, and converts them into a direct sensory experience for the viewer. Audiences will tour all the spaces of the Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory, from the classrooms to the gymnasium and the schoolyard, their minds ignited by the issues, both known and unknown, of immigration, their awareness of their own perspectives of the Other growing and becoming a doorway to stringent contemplation.

Supported by

Ambassade de France au Japon



On sale from 10:00 on September 15 (Sat), 2012

Prices: Unreserved seating
Advance ¥3,000 (Day + ¥500)
Students ¥3,000 / High School Students and Under ¥1,000 (Show student ID for advance & day tickets)

Available from: F/T Ticket Center (Tel./Online); Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office; Ticket Pia [P Code: 422-518] (Japanese only), e-plus (Japanese only), confetti (Japanese only)
Valid for Pair Tickets, F/T Pass, 5 Performance Pass, Group Tickets

Ticket Information


10/27 (Sat) 14:00-
10/28 (Sun) 14:00-
10/29 (Mon) 15:00-
10/30 (Tue) 15:00-
10/31 (Wed) 15:00-
11/1 (Thu) 15:00-
11/2 (Fri) 15:00-
11/3 (Sat) 14:00-
11/4 (Sat) 14:00-

Viewing Time: 60 min. (suggested)

This is an installation-style theatre work.
You may enter at any time while the box office is open. It is expected to become crowded at night so we recommend you view the installation at an early time.

The reception and box office closes 60 minutes prior to end of the performance time. On weekdays, please be sure to arrive at the reception by 20:00, and by 19:00 on weekends. Audiences are not able to enter the installation after the reception has closed.

There are areas in the installation venue where outdoor shoes are not permitted and audiences are asked to take off their shoes. Please arrive in footwear that is easy to take on and off.

Audiences cannot re-enter the installation on the same day after they have exited the venue. However, audiences may purchase Repeater Tickets at the reception for a discounted price of ¥1,500, which can be used for another time when they wish to experience "Le Préau d'un Seul".



Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
4-9-1 Nishi-Sugamo, Toshima-ku
Tel: 03-5961-5200
Located next to exit A4 (elevator) of Nishi-Sugamo Station, Toei Mita Line.
3 minutes walk from Shin-Koshinzuka Station, Toden Arakawa Line.



Jean Michel Bruyère
Director, Film Director, Writer, Photographer, Artist, Graphic Artist