Choreographed and Directed by Megumi Kamimura
Dance reborn from a collaboration of body, music, art, and environment
Having continued to address the essential themes of the body and performance through the medium of dance, Megumi Kamimura here teams up with the musician Arata Takagi (tnwh/noobtastic) and artist collective Miruku Souko + The Coconuts to create a new dance work in a tea room surrounded by a Japanese-style garden. Recently concerned with the interrelation between language and movement, which she has explored as an analytical framework in her collaborative projects with the artists Shinichi Takashima and Michiko Tsuda, she here presents her latest discoveries and questions that emerge from an encounter with an unconventional performance space.
|Event||Strange Green Powder|
10/24 (Thu) 15:00 / 19:00
|Venue||Sekicho-an (Mejiro Garden)|
|Running Time||50 min. (TBC)|
|Language||Performed in Japanese|
The special conditions of the venue mean that mobility for wheelchair users is heavily restricted. Please contact the F/T Ticket Center in advance for further information.
|High School Students & Younger||¥1,000*|
|Festival Pass (3 Performances)||¥1,700|
*For both advance and same-day tickets. Proof of age required.
From the body as material to the body that is changed by language or the body that is moved by its relations with others, Megumi Kamimura analyzes and reconstructs the body from a wide range of approaches. Working collaboratively with Michiko Tsuda under the name baby tooth, her recent major output includes “Tidings #2” (2017, ST Spot) and “News” (2018, SCOOL).
Miruku Souko + The Coconuts is an artist collective aggregating seven different occupations (civil engineering technology like electrical equipment and landscaping, architecture, editorial design, and more. Its practice discovers plasticity in people, things, or their relationships with technology, producing experiments and technology that provide new speculation on society. Its major work includes “Art Program Ome: Beyond Existence” (2012, Tokyo), “Unconditional Restoration” (2015, Tokyo), “The Household Accounts Are Empty” (2016, 3331 GALLERY, Tokyo), and Gifu Land of Clear Waters Art Award IN THE CUBE 2017: Whereabouts of the Body (2017, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu).
Arata Takagi is a musician working under the names tnwh and noobtastic. He has released albums and created live shows that relativize a physicalized sense of sampling by perceiving musical design as something flat as well as the arrangement of sound that utilizes space. His recent practice has mainly engaged with problems of song and sharing. In 2013, he won the 6th Yotsuya Art Studium Maestro Guant Award.
Takuya Takemoto is a solo performer whose practice departs from his interest in being itself. He graduated with a degree in imaging arts and sciences from Musashino Art University. He completed a practical theatre course at Bigakko. His solo shows include “a figure at noon” (February 2019) and “Touching an Elephant” (May 2018).
|Choreographed and Directed by||Megumi Kamimura
|Music:||Arata Takagi (tnwh/noobtastic)|
|Stage Design:||Miruku Souko + The Coconuts|
|Performers:||Megumi Kamimura, Takuya Takemoto|
|Stage Managers:||Takashi Kawachi, Umeo Saito|
|Graphic Design:||Naoki Matsumoto (Miruku Souko + The Coconuts)|
|Video Documentation:||Shu Nakagawa|
|Production Coordinators:||Maiko Iwama, Mayuko Arakawa (Festival/Tokyo)|