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2019.09.26

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

KAAT KANAGAWA ARTS THEATRE 
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Go, see, and feel the world of art
File.19 Head and Mouth x Defracto "Yokai Kemame"
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)

Soon, "Yo-Kai Kemame" opens at the KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater.
Juggling x contemporary dance x circus.
It looks interesting, but somehow suspicious.
The illustration of Suzuki Koji used in the leaflet is also in full bloom with a wonderful suspicion.
What on earth are they trying to do?
I exercised the privilege of the editorial department and went to the rehearsal hall.

From the beginning, I was overwhelmed by their high physical ability and good combination.
It's just a light warm-up before the lesson, so it's hard to predict what kind of performance it will have on the production stage.
While listening to the fact that he was not very aware of "juggling", I spoke with Takashi Watanabe of {head and mouth}.
Juggling Yokai, appearing in KAAT?! Japan-France hybrid work, world premiere!

Watanabe met juggling at the age of 20 when he was a freshman at the university.
“When I went to my friend's house, the family there was juggling four of them in the kotatsu. I thought it was interesting! I started buying the ball myself a week later.”

Juggling with oranges on all four sides of the kotatsu Home?
Watanabe, who was addicted to juggling, realized that physicality was essential to deepen his juggling skills, and worked on ballet and breakdancing. After working as a contemporary dance company member both in Japan and overseas, he established the Juggling Company {head and mouth} in 2015.

“I'm working in the context of contemporary art. But this time I tried to create a work that anyone can enjoy by breaking through the'incomprehensible' atmosphere of contemporary art.”
Juggling Yokai, appearing in KAAT?! Japan-France hybrid work, world premiere!

The venue is a large studio on the 8th floor of KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater. A 360-degree stage is prepared in which the audience surrounds the central acting area.

“We travel all over the world and perform in various places, so it is important that the work can be adapted in any environment. This time, we plan a European tour after visiting Yokohama, Shizuoka and Nagoya. Masu”

Certainly, juggling and dancing are language independent, so we may be able to communicate freely with people all over the world.
Juggling Yokai, appearing in KAAT?! Japan-France hybrid work, world premiere!

In the corner of the studio, the head and mouth member Sakurako Gibo is making acclaimed balls for juggling. The hand-knitted balls are cute and colony, but the changeable feel is like a work of contemporary art.
The "shaky sound" heard each time the ball is received may be part of the art.
jp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/IMG_0023_mini.jpg" alt="" width="3648" height="2432" /> This is a robot that plays music by musician Sylvain Kemon. He plays a little strange music live.
Juggling Yokai, appearing in KAAT?! Japan-France hybrid work, world premiere!

The roof tiles also become musical instruments... It is also possible to play a scale by arranging tiles of various shapes and shapes, new and used, and hitting a golf ball with different sounds.

Neither the juggling balls nor the music is "normal" at all. And yet, it doesn't fall into the "incomprehensible" that is often found in contemporary art. I don't know what will happen, but it's very free and I can expect an interesting stage.
Juggling Yokai, appearing in KAAT?! Japan-France hybrid work, world premiere!

Co-star Guillaume Martiné met juggling at the same age as Watanabe at the age of 20, and is currently active in the popular French juggling company {Defracto}.

"I met two people, {Head and Mouth}, through a mutual friend. When I came to Paris, I asked "I'm looking for a place to stay" and invited them to my room. I was planning on the 3rd and ended up living together for about a month (laughs). I talked a lot about juggling, and I was totally on my mind."

I have been creating with Watanabe so far, but this is the first time I have performed together on the stage. In other words, this is the world premiere of the unit's work. This time, I visited Kyoto and Okinawa with Watanabe and also made a stay.

Japanese is also goodI'm improving, so I asked the Magcal reader to write a message.
The blue letters below are Guillaume characters.
Juggling Yokai, appearing in KAAT?! Japan-France hybrid work, world premiere! * The letters above are the model of the staff.

“I would love to meet various audiences, so please come and see. There is nothing difficult. I just want you to have fun and receive the message that we are sending.”

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

This event has ended.
KAAT DANCE SERIES 2019
Yokai chem L'esprit des haricots poilus
[Date and time] October 5th (Sat) and 6th (Sun)
10/5 (Sat) 12:00〜/17:00〜
10/6 (Sun) 12:00〜/15:00〜
* Doors open 30 minutes before the start.
= Childcare service available. Reservation required and paid for one week before performance (Mothers TEL.0120-788-222).
[Venue] KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater Large Studio
[Cast] Hisashi Watanabe, Guillaume Martinez
[Music, special appearance] Makoto Nomura
[Fee] (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 students and younger ¥1,000, silver (65 years old and older) ¥2,500
*Pair tickets are handled at the ticket Kanagawa (pre-sale only).
*Discounts for children under 24 years old, discounts for high school students and under, and silver discounts are available at the ticket Kanagawa (advance sale only, limited number of tickets, identification card required).
[Ticket sales]
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[Organizer] KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater
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*Those who come by wheelchair, please contact the ticket Kanagawa in advance.
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