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

special Thanks

The Saison Foundation

PLATAUX

Incline LLP

La Perdición

Casa Asia

Embassy of Spain in Japan

Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan

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.

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