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Choreographer : Mikuni Yanaihara
Visual Director : Keisuke Takahashi
Costume Designer : Mitsushi Yanaihara
Sound Director : Yuki Kato
Lighting Designer : Kai Takinoiri
Set Designer : Keitaro Hisano
Text : Tatsuo Mashima

performers :
Mariko Kasuya, Chika Sagawa, Noriko Fujise, Yoko Honaga, Chieko Misaka, Makoto Yazawa,
Keisuke Yamamoto, Shigeya Yo, Mikuni Yanaihara

2003.
Jul. ECHIGO - TSUMARI Triennial, NIIGATA

2004.
Aug. at Theatre Torum SETAGAYA, TOKYO
Aug. LAOKOON Kampnagel Summer Festival, Humburg, Germany


We first remember our experiences, and then record them. However, between remembering and recording comes "the slip" . This piece explores the differences between what really happened and what we end up recording. If there is an important experience I remember, I write it down in my notebook so I won't forget it. I try to remember what happened …no, I pretend to remember what happened. As soon as I write my record, it becomes a lie. Here comes “the slip”, the difference between what really happened and what I wrote down. Do you we accept the slip for what it is, or try to bury it out of desperation?
This piece acknowledges the distance between what happened and what we record, and through it, builds a hypothesis that this is our reason, our purpose for continuing to live.



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Note, and forget, Pretend, to remind.
The distance, between something happened really and noted down. Let it go, or fill up?
Keep moving, or keep stopping?
Let's, all together, in the world. Lie to save the world

Hamburger Abendblatt
flier design : Keiko Itakura

 

 

NO-TE collaborated with Attack Theater


Choreographer : Mikuni Yanaihara, Peter J. Kope, Michele de la Reza
Visual Director : Keisuke Takahashi
Costume Designer : Mitsushi Yanaihara
Sound Director : Yuki Kato, Davw Eggar Thomas, Steaven Pirozzi
Lighting Designer : Kai Takinoiri
Set Designer : Keitaro Hisano

Performer :
Teita Iwabuchi, Yosuke Ishida, Mariko Kasuya, Chika Sagawa
Kazumi Taoka, Noriko Fujise, Mikuni Yanaihara,
Peter J. Kope, Michele de la Reza, Ruth G. Stifel

2003.
Mar. at Shinjuku Park Tower Hall, TOKYO
Sep. at Charity Randall Theatre in Pittsburgh (U.S.)
Oct. at Lively Arts @ IUP in Indiana (U.S.)
Oct. at Drake Theatre in Philadelphia (U.S.)
Oct. at Stephens Hall (Towson Univercity) in Towson, MD (U.S.)
Oct. at Japanese Information and Cultural Center in Washington, DC (U.S.)
Oct. at Weis Center (Bucknell Univercity) in Lewisburg, PA (U.S.)

NO-TE backside


Choreographer, Director : Mikuni Yanaihara
Script : Keisuke Takahashi
Visual Director : Keisuke Takahashi, Chigi Kanbe
Costume Designer : Mitsushi Yanaihara
Sound Director : Yuki Kato
Lighting Designer : Kai Takinoiri

Performer :
Hiroyuki Seki, Hiromi Miyagawa, Keisuke Yamamoto

2003.
Feb. Thater Garden Festival TOKYO @Sphere Mex, TOKYO