|Venue||Owlspot Theater (Foyer)|
|Dates||12/1 (Thu) 19:3012/2 (Fri) 15:0012/3 (Sat) 19:3012/4 (Sun) 17:00Box office opens 1 hour before. Doors open 30 minutes before.|
|Running Time||90 min. (TBC)|
|Language||Performed in Japanese with English surtitles|
|Tickets||Advance: ¥2,500 / Same Day: ¥3,000
|Early Bird Discount||¥1,800|
|Festival Pass (5 Performances)||¥2,000|
|Festival Pass (3 Performances)||¥2,200|
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A portrait of the city emerges from projections of body and language
The playwright and director Suguru Yamamoto, who leads the up-and-coming theatre group HANCHU-YUEI, started this solo documentary project to investigate the life of a single human being. In partnership with the dancer Wataru Kitao, the project premiered in 2015 and also attracted acclaim at TPAM Direction in Yokohama this February. From the diffuse reflections of Kitaoʼs strong, supple body and Yamamotoʼs minimal yet sharp projected text emerges a portrayal of the city.
DOCU(NT)MENT is a solo project launched in 2012 by HANCHU-YUEI’s Suguru Yamamoto to examine the background of a single human being.
Playwright, Director (HANCHU-YUEI)
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1987, Suguru Yamamoto has attracted attention in Japan and Asia for his unique style of staging that combines projected text, photography, video, color, light, and shadow with performers, as well as his scripts that question our ethics. He has co-produced performances in Malaysia, Thailand, India, and Singapore, and his play “Girl X” won Best Play and Best Original Script awards at the Bangkok Theatre Festival in 2014. Another play, “I can’t die without being born”, was shortlisted for the 59th Kishida Kunio Drama Award in 2015.
Choreographer, Dancer, Actor (Baobab)
Born in 1987, Wataru Kitao has been involved with the performing arts since his youth, and has experience with everything from ballet to street dance. He studied at J. F. Oberlin University under Kuniko Kisanuki and formed a dance company, Baobab, in 2009. With its remarkable ensemble style, the group has participated in numerous festivals as well as produced its own tours. Kitao also appears in and choreographs performances outside his work with Baobab. He received the Audience Award at the Toyota Choreography Award 2012.
Cast & Creative
|Written, Choreographed and Directed by||Suguru Yamamoto|
|Choreographed, Directed and Performed by||Wataru Kitao|
|Stage Manager:||Susumu Kumaki|
|Sound:||Junko Miyazaki (Sound Weeds Inc.)|
|Costumes:||Kyoko Fujitani (FAIFAI)|
|Video Documentation:||Takaki Sudo|
|Production Coordinators:||Yumina Kato (Steep Slope Studio), Orie Kiyuna (Festival/Tokyo)|
|Interns:||Yoji Usuki, Kaname Sakata, Haruka Toda|
|Front of House:||Mayuko Arakawa|
|Produced by||Steep Slope Studio|
|In cooperation with||HANCHU-YUEI, Baobab|