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Step-Memories ― Return of the Oppressed

greenpig [Korea]

Concept, Direction: Hansol Yoon [Korea]
November 22 (Thu) - November 25 (Sun) Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory


Greenpig is led by up-and-coming Korean director Hansol Yoon, who uses video and collaborations with other media to search for new artistic forms, viewing the group's activities as a site for contemplating and resisting contemporary civilization.

"Step-Memories - Return of the Oppressed" takes the Korean War as its subject matter and was first performed at Total museum in Seoul in 2010. The audience migrates around and experiences scenes (spaces) made from recreations of participant testimonies, quotes from theoretical literature, and a collage of historical resources, video and music. This engenders a site of "testimony" different to state and ethnic history in its diverse memories of the war. It is a mechanism that invites us towards a present progressive dialogue.

For this Japan production greenpig will include the new participation of Japanese cast members, aiming to create a Tokyo version based on the venue's specific history. This experiment from the terra firma of another land will here in Japan suggest whole new nuances to the question, "Is it possible to talk about such an unprecedented experience, or even its memory?"



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

Prices: Unreserved seating
Advance ¥4,000 (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: 422-528] (Japanese only) e-plus (Japanese only)
Valid for Pair Tickets, F/T Pass, 5 Performance Pass, Group Tickets

Ticket Information


11/22 (Thu) 19:30
11/23 (Fri)14:00★
11/24 (Sat) 19:30
11/25 (Sun)14:00
★Post-Performance Talks
11/23 (Fri) 14:00
Hansol Yoon (greenpig) + Sachio Ichimura (Festival/Tokyo)

11/23 (Fri) 19:30
Hansol Yoon (greenpig) + cast

Duration: 120 min. (TBC)

The box office opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
Performed in Korean with Japanese surtitles

Guidance for Audiences
The reception and sales of day tickets open 30 minutes before the start of the performance (13:30 for matinees, 19:00 for evenings).
At certain times during the performance, audiences will be asked to move around by themselves.
Audiences are requested please to refrain from bringing much luggage or belongings, and to wear clothing suitable for outdoor temperatures.

F/T Related Program: F/T University
Lecturer: Hansol Yoon
11/24 (Sat) 15:00-18:00
Venue: Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
Free admission / online reservation required
max. 45 persons (first come, first served)
Learn more here



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.



Hansol Yoon
Director, Artistic Director of greenpig