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This year, 14 people from 5 countries. Look where the dockside workshop goes!

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File.16 Wharf Workshop 2019
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)

This year, the dockside workshop started.
The place is Wakabacho Wharf, an art center born in 2017.
The 14 performers gathered from Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Singapore, Nanjing, Chongqing, Beijing, Hefei, Xi'an, Lijiang, Shanghai and Tokyo.
The training program is directed by Mr. Shin Sato, Wakaba-cho Wharf Artistic Director, workshops by butoh and Noh performers, lectures by theater critics, theater performances and facility tours.
Here, they work together for 20 days while sleeping together.

* Click here for last year's report !
But before that.
Participants first face the challenge of “communication”. English and Chinese interpreters will be prepared at the workshop, but in order for everyone to create a single work, it is necessary to fully use their time to understand each other. The story doesn't go away because I was in the room. I have to communicate with gesture gestures and smartphone translation software.
tent / uploads / 2019/07 / P1110201.jpg "alt =" "width =" 2560 "height =" 1920 "/> On the day we visited the rehearsal hall, a work by Mr. Hikaru Serizawa (Kanze School Noh / Kusenkai) There was a shop and the theme was “Noh Movement”. Students learn basic forms one by one, such as a unique standing posture and carrying (grip).
Since Noh is sometimes expressed as "the art of walking", learning this basic stance may mean approaching the spirit of Noh.
In the rehearsal room, English and Chinese words follow the instructor's words. What is surprising is the number of interpreters' words. Simply replacing words doesn't convey what the instructor is saying, so if you add supplements or other expressions, you will end up with more words. Of course, gesture gestures are also fully utilized.
No, interpreting is itself an art.

Questions from participants also fly in three languages.
Not only the language, but also the environment and cultural background in which you were born and raised. Still, the questions of the participating members are accurate, and I feel the enthusiasm to absorb in greed.
At the end, everyone will sing a verse from “Takaki”.
"If you don't know what it means, you should first imitate by speaking out"That being said, it seems that its unique moderation has stimulated the participants' curiosity. When Mr. Serizawa took out his own copy of the book, everyone looked in curiously and the discussion was incandescent. Excited enough to exceed the time.

“Today, I was always aiming to convey the“ form ”, but at the end I also asked questions about Noh's theatrical performance. I want to talk with them carefully while eating even with rice because there is only a limited amount of time that can be conveyed. ”

This is a view of the shared lounge lunch time. We spoke with Mr. Takaki Terakoshi (participant actor) who was making lunch.

“I have also participated in a workshop for a foreign director, but this is the first time that I feel so exotic. I didn't talk so much, and it was dangerous until the second day (laughs). There is no doubt that you have a career, and it will be interesting because we will work together to create one piece that combines the humanity of everyone. "
In the corner of the lounge is a mountain of “souvenirs” brought from each region. Here, there may be a hot night theater theory. Fly around there I imagined the variety of languages while looking at the package of sweets.

In the afternoon, a dance workshop by Keiko Takeya (dancer).
Training to move body joints and muscles to every corner is an essential subject for performers. The sense of feeling the mutual existence and composing the space is also indispensable for creating the work.

The workshop will continue after this. What kind of work will be created by collaborative creation that crosses the boundaries between language, customs, generation, genre, tradition and modernity?

I would like to confirm the answer on the stage where the curtain opens soon.

Wharf Workshop 2019 [People who came]
Date and time: August 2, 2019 (Friday) 19: 00/3 (Saturday), 4th (Sunday) 14:00
■ Venue: Wakabacho Wharf
■ Ticket price: Advance ticket 3,500 yen / same day ticket 4,000 yen
■ Inquiries: 045-315-6025 (Wakaba Town Wharf)
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