Performing Arts Critic 19 "First Period"

The series [Critique of Performing Arts] is a course to practice criticism of theater and dance.

"Criticism" here is not something that simply judges the good or bad of a work or uses art as a material to develop ideas and claims.By coming into contact with the expressions of others, I will transmit what I feel and think in my own way to another person.Let's call this activity "criticism" for the time being.Of course, in contemporary art, creation and criticism are two sides of the same coin.In order to reconsider the performing arts from a creative perspective, we expect students to actively speak and discuss.

This year's [Performing Arts Critic] will be divided into two parts: "Reading the Stage" and "Writing Criticism."
First, in the first part, ``Reading the Stage'', a lecture will be given to acquire perspectives and methods for analytically interpreting stage works. I will consider the major issues surrounding the performing arts of Japan.
On top of that, in the second part, "Writing Criticism", we will actually write critiques and proceed mainly with reviews and discussions.We will explore the way of "criticism" that goes beyond mere impressions and impressions.
Those who want to broaden their perspective on the performing arts to enrich their theater experience, those who want to write theater and dance criticism, and those who want to have a forum for exchanging opinions on the performing arts. We welcome the participation of a wide range of students.

August 8th (Sun) - November 30th (Sun) Acceptance end
Schedule (1) Reading the stage 1 "Approach to 'critique'"
  8 month 30 (day) 14: 00 ~ 16: 00
  Lecturers: Satohito Hakkaku, Naoto Moriyama

(2) Reading the Stage 2: How to Perceive 'Theatrical History'
  9 month 5 day (Saturday) 14: 00 ~ 16: 00
  Lecturer: Naoto Moriyama

(3) Reading the Stage 3 “Theater about Memory and History”
  September 9 (Sun) 27:14-00:16
  Lecturer: Hiroyuki Takahashi

(4) Writing a criticism 1 "Target work freedom"
  10 month 24 day (Saturday) 14: 00 ~ 17: 00
  Lecturers: Satohito Hakkaku, Naoto Moriyama

(5) Write a criticism 2 ""Needles and Opium Needles and Opium ~The Illusion of Miles Davis and Jean Cocteau~"/Contemporary Nogaku VIII "Dogenzaka Kitan"'
*Please choose one of the above two works and write a review.
  11 month 29 (day) 14: 00 ~ 17: 00
  Lecturers: Satohito Hakkaku, Hiroyuki Takahashi

*The contents of each session are subject to change depending on the progress.
*《Second term》 is scheduled to be held after December.
Place Setagaya Cultural Life Information Center workshop room and seminar room (4th and 5th floors of Carrot Tower in front of Sangenjaya Station), Setagaya Public Theater rehearsal room
lecturer "profile"
● Akihito Yasumi
Born in 1963.Critic.Professor at the Faculty of Literature, Kinki University.He is a senior researcher at the Kyoto University of Art and Design Performing Arts Research Center.He has written numerous articles on theater, dance, film, photography, and literature.He has written and edited The Reality of Contemporary Photography (Kadokawa Gakugei Publishing) and others.

●Naoto Moriyama
Born in critic.He is a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Department of Performing Arts, and a senior researcher at the Performing Arts Research Center. He is the executive chairman of KYOTO EXPERIMENT (Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival).His major publications include “Invitation to Performing Arts” (co-author).Major papers include "Chekhov/Edward Yang: On the 'Classicity' of Dramaturgy Depicting the 'Contemporary'" (published in "Looking at <the World> in Asian Films" (Sakuhinsha)), "'Memory' and “Sense” – Yoon Hansol “Step Memories” impact” (“F/T12 DOCUMENTS”), “Documentary opens up the stage” (“Performing arts” No. 9) and many others.

● Hiroyuki Takahashi
Born in critic.Full-time lecturer at Toho Gakuen College of Art. In 2013, he was a fellow of the Asian Cultural Council and a visiting researcher at New York University.His critics include "From Agora to Agone: The Position of Oriza Hirata," "Distorted Positions of Minorities: Tsuka Kohei" (Bungei Supplementary Volume), "Pre-Underground Theater and the 60s Security Treaty" (Critical Research), "Theater Space in the 00s." (Description XNUMX), etc.
Entry fee << first half >> 4,000 yen (all 5 times)
*Please pay at the venue on the first day of the course.
Recruitment number Approx. 20 persons
*We will accept on a first-come, first-served basis.Please note that the reception will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.
申 込 み 方法 Please use the application form or contact the theater (03-5432-1526).
Setagaya Public Theater Gakugei 03-5432-1526
Remarks [Organizer] Setagaya Cultural Foundation
[Planning and Production] Setagaya Public Theater
[Sponsor] Setagaya Ward
[Sponsor] Toray Industries, Inc.

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