‘NOTES ON LIFE’ (2019)

     

    A piece of Tanztheater on the themes of traveling and being adrift found in philosopher Kiyoshi Miki's Notes on Life. Choreographer Pau Aran Gimeno took detailed notes of conversations in Barcelona with Junya Ishii. Later, during a residence in Tokyo, Gimeno determined 15 keywords to toss like cards at Kaho Kogure and Junya Ishii. The list of keywords includes concepts such as "heart," "dilemma," "emotion," "doubt," "water," "garden," and more.

     

    Using methods resembling automatic writing techniques, they composed a scene exploring the hearts of a man and a woman, portraying the landscape and the time in which their two straight lines intersect.

    credits

    DIRECTION
    :
    Junya Ishii and Pau Aran Gimeno
    CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
    :
    Kaho Kogure, Junya Ishii
    DRAMATURGY
    :
    MUSIC
    :
    Noriko Okaku

    Duration:

    25 minutes

    Produced by:


    Premiere:

    10/02/2019
    MUSIC

    The performance features music by Noriko Okaku.

    Assistance

    LIGHTING DESIGN
    :
    Noriko Okaku and Pau Aran Gimeno
    SET DESIGN
    :
    Noriko Okaku, Junya Ishii and Pau Aran Gimeno
    VIDEO
    :
    Noriko Okaku
    PHOTOGRAPHY
    :
    Kentaro Takahashi and Mika Kitamura
    SUPPORT

    TÓPOS | Junya Ishii, Pau Aran Gimeno, Kaho Kogure, Noriko Okaku
    Tokyo, Barcelona, and London. In the TÓPOS dance project, performers with unique perspectives, personalities, and bodies come together, working to both share a process for envisioning a positive future and also to create a space for exploration and experimentation. Junya Ishii (TÓPOS founder, dancer, and actor), Pau Aran Gimeno (dancer from Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal), and Noriko Okaku (visual artist residing in London) began this project by meeting in Barcelona in 2017. Later, dancer Kaho Kogure joined in Tokyo. TÓPOS explores the middle spaces that connect inside and outside, East and West.

    SPECIAL THANKS

    The Saison Foundation

    PLATAUX

    Incline LLP

    La Perdición

    Casa Asia

    Embassy of Spain in Japan

    Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan

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