Performance information

Goldfish (Yukio Suzuki)

"The Edge of Words"
Toyota Choreography Award 2008 Winner Performance

Performance period
September 2009, 07 (Friday) -October 24, 2009 (Sunday)
Theatre tram
Ticket pre-sale start date
General : From Friday, October 2009, 05
Pre-registration for Tomonokai members: From Wednesday, April 2009, 05
Advance reservation for Setagaya Arts Card members: From Thursday, May 2009, 05
image/Photo = 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

What's New ●Information about posting articles related to the performance.
An interview article is posted on page 7 of "DDD" (August issue), which is on sale as of July 14th.
He talks about the back side of the audition that 80 people gathered and his commitment to creation.

An interview with Yukio Suzuki has arrived!

A residency + performance was held at the 7st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (June 24th and 21th) prior to the Tokyo performance of Kotoba no En, which will be performed at Theater Tram from July 6th.
After two weeks of residency in a luxurious creative environment, we received many comments such as, "I couldn't take my eyes off you for a moment!"This is an interview with choreographer Yukio Suzuki about his new work Kotoba no En, while looking back on his stay in Kanazawa.

――How was your stay at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa?

 I think I was able to get closer to the work and the members by sleeping and eating together with the members for two weeks.In order to make this work, it was a challenge with a large number of nine people this time.There were many dancers who were participating for the first time, and before I could fully convey everything from the coordination of body sensations to the way they moved in the Tokyo rehearsals, I started making works.
When I left Tokyo, I think I left with the feeling that something had to change in Kanazawa.

However, being with 9 people was so lively and fun that I forgot about such a serious matter.Also, being able to rehearse every day at the theater allowed me to come up with new ideas, have thorough discussions with the dancers, and work on the piece.

――The title of this work is “The Edge of Words”…

 I would like to deepen the work "Beyond Words" that was announced in December last year. I don't think we should believe in "words" too much, and we shouldn't just rely on "body".I want to create works that can be approached from both directions.

 Until now, I have continued to create solo and small groups in order to confront my own body. and.In today's world, where collectivity has no reality, there is a sense of "individuals and groups", or "reality", and I want to make it a reality.If you can depict the relationship that keeps dodging, it will be a very thrilling dance.

――It will be a Tokyo performance about a month after the Kanazawa performance, but will the work continue to change?

 yes.It keeps changing day by day.At the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, I was given the opportunity to try many different things, so I would like to reflect on that experience and try to make it even more interesting.I would like people who have never seen "contemporary dance" to see it.

Various types of bodies collide violently with each other, and sometimes stand quietly.A unique production that seems to swim through time and space is sure to give thrills to many spectators, even if they are not dance fans.
A dance that moves back and forth between words and the body, as if pulling together an edge.Yukio Suzuki, an up-and-coming choreographer who is currently attracting the most attention, presents a new challenge with a total of nine dancers!A body that continues to scream desperately, and words that clumsily tangle around.
Please take this opportunity to enjoy the world of goldfish (Yukio Suzuki).

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Award-winning performance by up-and-coming choreographer Yukio Suzuki, who won the Grand Prix of the Next Generation Choreographer at last year's Toyota Choreography Award 2008. The edgy dance that goes back and forth between the “edges of words” opens up an unknown world created by the body.

[Direction/Choreography/Performance] Yukio Suzuki

[Cast] Nao Ajimine/Takeo Ishii/Wakana Kato/Keiji Kawai/Arisa Kusumi/Nanae Hayashi/Takuya Fujita/Etsuyo Yano/Akari Yuasa

Goldfish (Suzuki Yukio) homepage

Performance schedule

July 2009

Day Month Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
The performance time is scheduled to be about 1 hour and 25 minutes (no intermission).
Same-day tickets will be sold at the theater tram lobby from 60 minutes before the start of the performance.

◎=There is a post-talk
*Preschool children are not allowed to enter.


All seats specified
General 3,500 yen / 4,000 yen on the day

*Students ¥3,000 (advance tickets only available at Highwood)

Tomonokai member discount 3,300 yen

Setagaya Arts Card member discount 3,400 yen

Ticket handling

theater ticket center 03-5432-1515
Computer (pre-registration required)
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Mobile phone:

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Electronic ticket pia 0570-02-9999 (P code: 395-071)
high wood 03-3320-7217
(Weekdays from 13:19 to 10:XNUMX / Reception from XNUMX:XNUMX only on general sale days)
JCDN Dance Reserve
The Setagaya Ward Residents Discount is only available for advance purchase at the Theater Ticket Center (Tel & Store).In addition, if you live in Setagaya Ward, you can purchase the Setagaya Ward Resident Discount online by applying for the "Setagaya Arts Card" in advance. For details on the Setagaya Arts Card

Theater support

Wheelchair space

Both the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram have spaces for wheelchair users.Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

[Fee]: 10% discount on applicable area ticket fee [Up to 1 attendant is free]
【application】: 03-5432-1515 Theater Ticket Center

We accept applications until 19:XNUMX on the day before the desired date, but will close as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.Also, if you are going to watch the performance in your seat, we will guide you smoothly to your seat, so please contact the theater in advance.

Childcare service

Childcare services are basically available for performances that sell advance admission tickets at the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram.

[Fee]: 2,000 yen (per person)
【Subjects】: Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
【application】:03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theater

Reservations are accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use, but will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.In addition, please consult about children with disabilities.

Consignment: Kids Room Tinker Bell Sancha

Highwood 03-3320-7217

Setagaya Public Theatre
[Production cooperation]
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