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Juggling youkai, appearing in KAAT ?! Japan-France hybrid work, world premiere!

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The world of art to go, see and feel
File.19 head and mouth x Defracto "Yokai Kemame"
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)

Soon “Yokai Kemame” will begin at KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater.
Juggling x Contemporary Dance x Circus.
It looks interesting but somehow suspicious.
The illustration of the Suzuki Koji used in the flyer is in full bloom.
What are they trying to do?
I exercised the privilege of the editorial department and went to peek at the rehearsal hall.

From the beginning, I was overwhelmed by the high physical ability and combination of the two.
This is still a light warm-up before entering practice, so you can't predict what kind of performance will be unfolded on the production stage.
While reflecting on the lack of awareness of “juggling,” he spoke with Nao Watanabe of {head and mouth}.

Watanabe met juggling when he was 20 years old when he was a first year student at Bidai University.
"When I went to my friend's house, the family there was juggling with four people at Kotatsu. I thought this was interesting, and after a week I started buying balls myself."

Juggling with mandarin oranges on the four sides of the kotatsu Home? It ’s a suspicious story, but it ’s true.
Watanabe who was addicted to juggling realizes that physicality is indispensable for deepening juggling skills and works on ballet and break dance. After working as a contemporary dance company member at home and abroad, in 2015 he established the juggling company {head and mouth}.

“I am working in the context of contemporary art. But this time, I tried to create a work that anyone can enjoy, breaking the contemporary“ incomprehensible ”atmosphere.”

The venue is a large studio on the 8th floor of the KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater. A 360-degree stage is set up, where the audience surrounds the central working area.

“We travel around the world and perform in various places, so it ’s important to be able to adapt to any environment. This time we ’re planning a European tour after visiting Yokohama, Shizuoka and Nagoya. ”

Certainly, juggling and dancing are language independent, so you may be able to communicate freely with people around the world.

In the corner of the studio, {Head and Mouth} member Sakurako Gibo is making an acclaimed ball for juggling. The hand-knitted ball is cute with a colon, yet it seems to be a work of contemporary art that feels changeable.
The “shak-shaka sound” that you hear every time you pick up the ball may be part of the art.
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It seems that roof tiles are also instruments. It is also possible to play a musical scale by making various sounds when you hit a golf ball with new, second-hand, and shaped tiles.

Juggling balls and music don't use anything “normal”. Still, it doesn't fall into the “incomprehensible” nature of contemporary. I don't know what will happen, but I can expect a very free and interesting stage.

Co-star Guillaume Martinée met juggling at the age of 20, like Watanabe, and is now active in the popular French juggling company {Defracto}.

“I met {head and mouth} through a common friend. When I came to Paris, I heard that I was looking for a place to stay, and invited me to my room. I was planning to live together for about a month (laughs), and I talked a lot about juggling, and I was really excited. ”

I've been creating with Watanabe for the first time, but this is the first time I'm performing on stage. In other words, the unit work is “world premiere”. This time, I visited Kyoto and Okinawa with Watanabe, and made a stay.

Japanese tooSince I was improving, I asked the Magcal reader to write a message.
The blue letters below are Guillaume characters.
* The above letter is the staff's “example”.

“I want to meet a lot of audiences, so please come and watch. There is nothing difficult. I just want you to enjoy it and receive it as you feel it.”

Yo-kai bean L'esprit des haricots poilus
[Date] October 5th (Sat), 6th (Sun)
10/5 (Sat) 12: 00 ~ / 17: 00 ~
10/6 (Sunday) 12: 00 ~ / 15: 00 ~
* Opening 30 minutes before the performance.
= Day care service available. Reservation required and paid one week before the performance (Mothers TEL. 0120-788-222).
[Venue] KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater Large Studio
[Cast] Nao Watanabe, Guillaume Martinet
[Music / Special Appearance] Makoto Nomura
[Price] (All seats are free) General ¥ 3,000, Pair ticket ¥ 5,000, Same day ticket ¥ 3,500, 24 years old and younger ¥ 1,500, High school and younger ¥ 1,000, Silver (65 years old and older) ¥ 2,500
* Pair tickets are ticketsHandled by Kanagawa (advance sale only).
* Discounts for children under 24, discounts for high school students and under, and silver discounts are available at Ticket Kanagawa (advance sales only, limited number of copies, identification card).
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[Organizer] KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater
[Inquiry] 0570-015-415 (Ticket Kanagawa / 10: 00-18: 00)
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