Asia Series Vol.5: Trans-fields
Conceived and Directed by Pichet Klunchun
Encounter and immerse yourself in the colorful groove of Asia!
Following last year’s popular “Toky Toki Saru” that featured a lively company of vibrant and kitsch monkey characters, the Thai dancer and choreographer Pichet Klunchun returns to Festival/Tokyo with a new work at Minami Ikebukuro Park that opens the festival.
The performance explores the constantly changing nature of Asia. It takes its title from the migration (M) that is accelerating in the region, the immigration (I) that brings about encounters with the unknown (X), and then the joy of harmony through accepting or granting (G) this. Six choreographers and dancers from across Asia join 24 Japan-based dancers selected by audition.
The dancers wear unique balloon-shaped sculptures. These remarkable forms in various shapes and colors sway to the groove of the DJ’s music. Performed in an open plaza without a stage, the show immerses audiences in a singular kind of festive space.
|Venue||Minami Ikebukuro Park|
10/13 (Sat) 15:00
|Running Time||120 min. (TBC)|
|Tickets||Free (no reservation required)|
Pichet Klunchun started training in the Thai classical mask dance of Khon under Chaiyot Khummanee from the age of 16. After graduating with a degree in fine and applied arts from Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University, he began his career as a dancer and choreographer. His prolific work includes performing arts projects around the world. His many awards include the Routes ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture from the European Cultural Foundation in 2008, Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) from the French Ministry of Culture in 2012, and the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award from the Asian Cultural Council in 2014.
|Conceived and Directed by||Pichet Klunchun|
|Choreographed and Performed by||Yi-Wei Tien, Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang, Jet Leang, Jed Amihan, January Low, Nana Suzuki|
|Performers:||Aisling Cook, ayuko, Daiki Ishikawa, Ayaka Ono, Emi Oyama, Minasu Kai, Nami Kaigaishi, Shino Komatsu, Yuuka Koyama, Peter Golightly, Fuyu Sasaki, Ken Sasaki, Yuki Shibaike, Haruka Suzuki, Rikako Chiba, Shoko Tsutsumi, Naomi Naito, Kaori Goto, Kanami Nakabayashi, Manami Fukuoka, Yuya Honjo, Mayumu Minakawa, Mai Yokoyama, Padung Jumpan, Julaluck Eakwattanapun|
|Musical Director (Composer, DJ):||Rory Breaker-Morant|
|Assistant Director:||Kornkarn Rungsawang|
|Prop Design & Costumes:||Piyaporn Bhongse-Tong|
|Sound:||Akira Aikawa (Sound Weeds Inc.)|
|Technical Manager:||Eiji Torakawa|
|Stage Manager:||Keisuke Watanabe|
|Stage Assistants:||Chizuru Kouno, Nahoko Yokokawa, Ken Hazeyama|
|Costume Coordinator:||Sakura Fujibayashi|
|Translators & Interpreters:||Takako Iwasawa, Sho Fukutomi, Miyako-Maria Takahashi|
|Publicity Design:||Tetsuo Suzuki|
|Photography & Video:||Takashi Fujikawa, Hibiki Miyazawa (Alloposidae)|
|Production Coordinators:||Yuko Takeda, Wakana Arai (Festival/Tokyo)|
|Production Assistants:||Aya Comori (TASKO), Naho Kato (TASKO), Hitomi Nomoto|
|Production Support:||Miki Hana, Saki Awazumura, Matsu Ichi, Madoka Kakuragaki, Wakana Nemoto, Kiaru Ichikawa, Mizuki Noseyama, Mutsumi Hanawa, Miyuki Nishina|
|Interns:||Natsu Kimura, Risa Matsumoto, Hinako Miyamoto, Reina Maeda|
|Co-organized by||the Japan Foundation Asia Center|
|In cooperation with||Japan Weather Association|