Nibroll New Work
2019. Feb. 7 (thu) - 10 (sun)
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre,
Joan of Arc? Ophelia? Oscar? Or the Little Match Girl…? How can I accept the blood they shed with this unworthy body?
Real tragedy, fake tragedy, fictional tragedy --For us in the "now," what is a genuine "tragedy"?
Five actresses in tragic situations despair at their absurd circumstances. They resort to embellishment and sometimes even self-justification, raising their voices to tell the tale of their misfortune. This performances interrogates the relationship between the self and the world through a structure that portrays three separate dimensions of tragedy: tragedy that occurs in the real world, fake tragedy created by self-absorbed exaggerations of personal misfortune, and fictional tragedy that occurs on the stage. What is tragedy for those of us living in this current moment? And how can humanity confront the absurd?
Izumi Kasagi, Nozomi Kawata, Yubie Mitsuse,
Mai Minato, Meiry Mochizuki
Choreograph, Direction: Mikuni Yanaihara
Projection, Set design: Keisuke Takahashi
Lighting:Masayo Okano (PICOLER)
Technical Director: Koro Suzuki
Stage Manager: Chikage Yuyama
Flyer designe: Okamoto Tsuyoshi+, Hiroki Hashimoto, Keisuke Takahashi
Editor: Eriko Nishitani (RELAY RELAY)
Produce: precog co.,LTD.
Presented by Nibroll, precog co.,LTD.
Associated with Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by Japan Arts Fund
|7 Feb. (Thu)||▶︎19:30|
|8 Feb. (Fri)||▶︎14:00 ▶︎19:30|
|9 Feb. (Sat)||▶︎14:00 ▶︎19:30|
|10 Feb. (Sun)||▶︎14:00|
*Doors open 30 minutes before.
General: Adv ¥3,500, Door ¥3,800
U-25: Adv ¥2,500, Door ¥2,800 (ID required)
▷Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre +moble site
▷Ticket PIA（P-code : 490-950）
▷LAWSON Ticket（L-code : 34867）
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I am all alone
Just phenomena scattered here and there around the world
I have no relation to the world
From here, I can clearly see your situation
I can clearly see that the world is distorted
Just what are you really and truly thinking?
I want you to tell me
With vaguely remembered lines
I fling the flowers you just bought me to the floor
Dancing a slovenly dance with my body still in a sulk
About the blood the women spilled
Somebody somewhere voices off-the-mark comments
I am watching all the way
Until the play just begun tapers off into two dimensions
But even so, there will be no tragedy here
Only my body bleeding, that's all
Formed in 1997. Choreographer Mikuni Yanaihara is at the center of this dance company, which stages new works by collaborating with artists across a wide variety of fields, including video artist Keisuke Takahashi and musician SKANK. Nibroll's work goes beyond traditional theater venues. The company not only stages performances in museums and outdoor spaces, but also creates video works and other visual art, pursuing new possibilities for physical expression from a wide variety of perspectives.
Choreographer, Director, Play writer and Dancer
Mikuni Yanaihara is Associate Professor (specializing in performing arts) in the Faculty of Literature, Arts and Cultural Studies at Kindai University. She founded the dance company Nibroll in 1997 and organized the theater company Mikuni Yanaihara Project in 2005. She serves as the leader of both of these companies. She has won the highest praise for her work in both the genres of dance and theater, and staged many performances outside Japan. Besides actively collaborating with other artists in Japan and other countries, she has been broadening her activities in other Asian countries in recent years. In 2015, she was appointed Japan Cultural Envoy by the national Agency of Cultural Affairs, and researched dance and theater in six countries in Southeast Asia.
Keisuke Takahashi has created many visual installations in various space such as museum, gallery, theatre and public space. and he also has created performance pieces and intend to pursue the relationship between body and image. He held the solo exhibition the gallery in Milan, Italy and Taipei, Taiwan, and in Japan, SENDAI Mediatheque, BankArt1929, Ohara Museum and others, and also jointed to the international exhibition such as SHANGHAI Biennial, SETOUCHI Art Triennale, Jakarta Biennial and others. His works have been presented in arts festivals throughout Japan and the world. He received the Committee Recommendation Award from Japan Media Arts Festival in 2005. He also has created many performance works as the visual director for the dance company named "Nibroll".
Participating in Nibroll as sound director since 2005. Also he is a main member of the band "MEXI" and played some live performances, made many music for some dance and theatre company. Also participating in SSS,T（Six Strings Sonic,The) as a guitarist, and won the excellence prize of "the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival".
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