Nibroll is an artists’ collective led by YANAIHARA Mikuni. Their defining early work Coffee has shocked audiences with its seething physicality since its debut in 2002. This documentary, by dancer and Cannes-recognized director YOSHIGAI Nao, follows a 2018 restaging of Coffee combining interviews with performers and crew with excerpts from past and present performances. The insights of Mikuni herself, along with original cast members, provide a valuable picture of shifting concepts of dance and changes in creative methodology over the 16 years since the inaugural production. In a country where few pieces are restaged due to Japanese audiences’ strong preference for novelty, this film demonstrates the importance to contemporary dance of having younger generations take up the mantle of classic works while the choreographers behind them are still active.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1

Presented by: The Japan Foundation (JF) (https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/)
In cooperation with EPAD (https://epad.terrada.co.jp/)

<Performance Credits>
Choreography: YANAIHARA Mikuni
Visual: TAKAHASHI Keisuke
Music: KATO Yuki
Costume: YANAIHARA Mitsushi
Performance: KAMIMURA Yuuki, SUZUKI Takashi, TOMONO Shouta, NOBORI Yoshiki, MASE Natsumi, MOCHIZUKI Meiri, YAGI Koutarou
Stage Manager: TAKENAKA Satoru
Lighting: MARUYAMA Takehiko
Sound: USHIKAWA Norimasa
Cooperation: SKANK, studio Nibroll, Yanaihara Seminar Kindai University, SNOW Contemporary, TAKAGI Mayu, IWABUCHI Teita, TAKAHASHI Kohei, ITO Takeshi, TAKINOIRI Kai, KATO Yuki, HISANO Keitaro
Organizer: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 [Yokohama Arts Foundation] Co-organizer: Ambassade de France au Japon / Institut français du Japon, Yokohama Nigiwaiza [Yokohama Arts Foundation], Steep Slope Studio
Subsidy: The Agency of Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2017
PR Support: precog co.,LTD.
Film Director: YOSHIGAI Nao
Produce: OTAKA Takeshi, SHIOTA Kaihei
Production: MotionGallery STUDIO

<Subtitling Credits>
Chinese Translation (Simplified): Jingnan DOU
Chinese Translation (Traditional): NITTA Yukio
English Translation: David MCMAHON
French Translation: MIKASA Maki
Russian Translation: Ekaterina TARASOVA
Spanish Translation: David TARANCO

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End date of distribution: 19/1/2023