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Performance “I Am a Battlefield of Several Narratives”
Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022￥4,500
Date and Time
September 1 (Thu.) & 2 (Fri.) 19:00
September 3 (Sat.) & 4 (Sun.) 14:00/18:00
Please note that if you are late for the performance, you may not be able to be seated in your reserved seat.
Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater, Small Hall
Text and direction
Toshiki Okada, Ema Yuasa, Shingo Ota
Ema Yuasa, Shingo Ota
We live in reality choreographed by narratives.
-Toshiki Okada (from the performance program “The Body Searching for Tomorrow”)
Toshiki Okada is a playwright and novelist who has continued to renew the traditional relationship between words and the body and present the issues of contemporary society from a critical perspective.
In March 2021, “I Am a Battlefield of Several Narratives” was presented as a work-in-progress in the project “Saitama Dance Laboratory Vol. 3: The Body Searching for Tomorrow.” In the first part of the work, Okada was in charge of text and direction; dancer/choreographer Ema Yuasa incorporated the text and choreography into her body to speak and dance. This fall, the second and third parts, newly written by Okada and will be performed in their entirety. In addition, Shingo Ota, who has a unique presence as an actor in Okada’s works, will join the stage. A new form of “dance” triggered by words.