“The Green Table”

Led by SAKAMOTO Kosei, Monochrome Circus is one of the foremost dance companies (not a circus) in Western Japan. This performance features choreography by TAKAHASHI Jun, stage design by graf, and music by YAMANAKA Toru of Dumb Type. TAKAHASHI was a founding member of Mizu to Abura (Water and Oil), the mime-based dance company, and is especially accomplished at building relationships between objects and the body. The performance shares its title with the famed ballet masterpiece by Kurt JOOSS, but here refers to an actual table with green grass growing on it. The table represents a kind of hybrid world, part outdoor and part indoor. Four men and women have their own seats (that is, places where they belong), and yet prefer being on or even lying down on the comfortable-looking grass. Though apparently indifferent to one another, the four nonetheless move in tandem and without colliding, before quickly drawing back again to observe what comes next. Their variously shifting relationship is like a microcosm unfolding across the “earth” that is the table.

Atelier Gekken

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

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Choreographed by : TAKAHASHI Jun
Performers: MORI Yuko, GODA Yuki, NOMURA Kyoko, HORIKAWA Hirokazu
Music by: YAMANAKA Toru
Scenic Design by: graf
Production: OJIKA Yukari (Underline), Monochrome Circus
Produced by: atelier GEKKEN
Co-produced by : Monochrome Circus, Jun jun Science
Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs and Kyoto Art Center
Advertise Design : graf

Advertise Photo : KAIBUCHI Aki
Web Design : KASHIWADA Yuka
Staging: Team Watarikawa
In cooperation with : NPO Kaibunsha

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End date of distribution: 31/3/2023