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22 May 19:30 [UTC +9] ~15 August

Naoto Iina + Takao Kawaguchi +
Mikiko Kawamura + Dai Matsuoka
THREE

Developed by:

Naoto Iina


Performed by: Takao Kawaguchi,

Mikiko Kawamura,

Dai Matsuoka

Three modern-day dancers copy three masterworks by the founders of Butoh: Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno. The performers Mikiko Kawamura, Takao Kawaguchi and Dai Matsuoka are three dancers who have responded to the spirit of Butoh with modern methods. Kawamura reproduces Tatsumi Hijikata’s Hosotan (Story of Smallpox), Takao Kawaguchi reconstructs Kazuo Ohno’s Admiring La Argentina, and Dai Matsuoka recreates Yoshito Ohno’s Hijikata Sansho. With careful study of archived footage from the original performances and intense training, they transport Butoh to the here and now. A 3D hologram installation film will be shown together with these performances.



Trailer

Artists

naoto iina

Videographer, director, dramaturg, visual scenographer and producer. Iina is the founder of Dance and Media Japan and International Dance Film Festival. He is also an Associate professor at Tokyo Zokei University and lecturer at Za Koenji Theatre Academy. Recently he has been working on cross-genre works with video, dance and text. He is in charge of direction, composition, filming and editing of the online Butoh program "Re-Butoooh" (NPO Dance Archive Network).

Takao Kawaguchi

Joined the performance group Dumb Type in 1996. Began a solo career in 2000, exploring the boundaries of performance across theatre, dance, video and art. In 2008 he began a solo performance series called a perfect life, which was presented at the 5th Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions in 2013. In recent years, he has been working on performances that are related to Butoh, including The Sick Dancer (with Tomomi Tanabe, 2012) and About Kazuo Ohno (2013). The latter was nominated for an NYC Bessie Award, and was shown at Théâtre de la Ville in Paris in 2018.
http://www.kawaguchitakao.com/

©Etsuko Suzuki

Mikiko Kawamura

Born 1990. Began dancing at the age of 16, and creating her own works in 2011. Having won numerous awards, she has caught peoples' interest as an up and coming Japanese dancer. She has performed both in Japan and abroad, and did a 6 month residency in 2016 that took her across Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille and Le Havre while based at the Centre National de la Danse and CCNR. She performs not only in theatres, but also at outdoor and live events, is involved in video and music production, and makes accessories. She moved to Minamiboso in 2019.
http://kawamuramikiko.com/

Photo by Maiko Miyagawa

Dai Matsuoka

Dai Matsuoka has been performing with Sankai Juku since 2005, and has appeared in some of their major works including Kinkan Shonen, Tobari, Unetsu and ARC. Director of LAND FES since 2011, a festival that invites the audience to watch music and dance performances as they walk around the city. He has been an instructor for the Scramble Dance Project in Odawara since 2018, in which both people with and without disabilities create dances together. He also runs BUTOH CHOREO LAB, an online platform with video lessons by high-profile Butoh dancers.
http://daimatsuoka.com




Credits

Direction / Composition

Naoto Iina

Exhibition Design / Construction

Yusuke Suzuki Design Office Inc.

Film Production

NPO LAND FES

“Tango Bird”, from About Kazuo Ohno

Choreography

Tatsumi Hijikata,

Kazuo Ohno

Performed by

Takao Kawaguchi

Dramaturg

Naoto Iina


Lighting / Management

Toshio Mizohata

Costume

Noriko Kitamura


In cooperation with

Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio

Hosotan (Story of Smallpox)

Choreography

Tatsumi Hijikata

Performed by

Mikiko Kawamura

Costume

Noriko Kitamura

In cooperation with

Keio University Art Center

Hijikata Sansho

Choreography

Tatsumi Hijikata

Passed on by

Yoshito Ohno

Performed by

Dai Matsuoka

In cooperation with

Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio

Technical Team


Takashi Kawachi (stage management)

Roshi (sunagumi) (stage management)

Noriyuki Mori (Lighting Design)

Noriaki Coda (sound)

Exhibition Team


Naoto Iina (direction / filming / editing)

Naohiro Yoshida (filming / editing)

Eri Kawamura (filming / editing)

Yo Ishihara (Butoh ceiling illustrations)

Yusuke Suzuki Design Office Inc. (exhibition setup design)

Morishita Studio, SAISON Foundation (filming location)

Photography

Tatsuhiko Nakagawa

Tzvasa Wada


In cooperation with


Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio

Keio University Art Center

SAISON Foundation

Dance and Media Japan

A BUTOH Sunakku—Aftershow talk will be streamed live
directly after the performance on the first day.

Naoto Iina x Takao Kawaguchi x Mikiko Kawamura x Dai Matsuoka