Stopgap Dance Company
The Enormous Room
7 March 2019
©Chris Parkes England’s Stopgap Dance Company makes its Japan debut at SePT on March 8 and 9 with its latest original work, “Enormous Room.” Based in the country town of Farnham, Surrey, the company has become internationally renowned for its poetic and humorous productions, and for the splendid physical expression of its disabled and non-disabled dancers. After starting as a community dance project in 1995, within 10 years Stopgap was the first British company to integrate dancers with a learning disability, a physical disability and non-disabled dancers — and to develop its dance technique and choreography to a professional level....
A Performance Commemorating 40 Years
Since the Signing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China
(Performed in Chinese with Japanese Subtitles) “The Man Who Created the Wind―the Life of Tian Han”
1 October 2018
Tian Qinxin, a director who has drawn attention in China’s theater world, imagines half the lifetime of Tian Han – who, charmed by the shingeki theater he encountered while studying abroad in Japan, devoted his passion to the arts―in a contemporary performance! <Synopsis> Setagaya Public Theatre has invited and brought many of the world’s top artists’ stage performances to the theatre since its opening. And in October 2018, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China, and in cooperation with China’s leading...
The Silver Tassie 13 September 2018 Performance Information
<Synopsis> The Silver Tassie is a lively anti-war tragicomedy, bursting with song, laughter, and tears, by Irish playwright Seán O’Casey.With what tone will the alarm bell sounded by O’Casey in the turbulent era surrounding the transition from World War I to World War II ring out in these confusing times? This play, written 90 years ago, with its solidity and sense of scale, will premiere in Japan thanks to Shintaro Mori, a director representing the Japanese world of theater, and actor Yuma Nakayama, working together for the first time. <Story> Dublin, Ireland, amidst the First World War. With...
Sweden - Japan 150 years / Setagaya Art Town 2018 Cirkus Cirkör “Limits” 29 August 2018 Performance Information
photo by Mattias Edwall Synopsis In 2015 Cirkus Cirkör celebrated its 20th anniversary of crossing boundaries! Under the artistic leadership of Tilde Björfors, Cirkus Cirkör has consistently explored and defied limits through performances and research projects, as well as through the interactions of circus and society, audiences and participants. In light of Europe’s ever-tightening boundaries against the world beyond its borders, and the consequences that closed borders bring in their wake, Cirkus Cirkör’s voice as an advocate for crossing boundaries has grown stronger. After seeing Cirkör’s 2015 production “Borders”, the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter’s reviewer proclaimed Cirkus Cirkör the creator...