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Performing company Nibroll's new performance "Travel without Distance"

パフォーミングカンパニーNibrollの新作公演「距離のない旅」

This summer at the Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center, which celebrated its 60th anniversary.
A new performance by the performing company Nibroll, "A Journey Without Distance," will be performed.

This performance, which will be performed at Studio HIKARI, which was renewed in the spring of 2019 as a space specializing in performances including dance, music and art, and physical expression using the body and voice, will start from outside the theater as a "migratory" performance. To do.
The image is that the performer and the audience walk freely and travel together to the theater.
"Outside the theater" is a "square" that utilizes the original concept of Kunio Maekawa, an architect representing Japanese modernist architecture who designed the youth center, music hall, and library.
As with Studio HIKARI, a performance will be held in this plaza, which was widely maintained during the renovation in 2019, and the audience, the artist, and the space itself will be united to create a "travel without distance." High school students living and attending school in Kanagawa Prefecture are also scheduled to participate, and as a related project, a dance and video workshop will also be held.


A state of training in the open space in front of the Youth Center, which was constructed in 2019. The camphor tree towering in the center is magnificent! Provided by: Prefectural Youth Center

Even on the day of the lesson, I was completely drawn into the artistic and profound Yanaihara world within the limit of about 1 hour. Please enjoy!

Artistic and charming somewhere! Very attractive Mr. Yanaihara Provided by: Prefectural Youth Center

■ Please tell us the background behind the migratory performance "Travel without Distance".

Well, I've always been a stage performer, only in the stage, in the box ...
Actually, I've always wanted to create a "work (thing) that connects not only the theater space, but also the outside and inside, the space, the body, all of which are loosely connected."
Even though I was thinking, until now it was quite difficult to realize the conditions for the number of spectators and other things.
In the meantime, the world was placed in a harsh environment called Korona-ka.
I think we realized the importance of the body in such a harsh situation. I think I felt the size of its presence, even if I said, "The body cannot be replaced by anything else, and it cannot be separated from me."
It's the same with me, and when I was on stage, I was really worried about how to place the audience.
Of course, there were some special circumstances where we had to keep a distance, but I wonder if we felt that the audience was farther away and we were farther away from ourselves.
That's why I decided to create something that the performers, the audience, the space, the sound, and the images are all close to each other, and everyone can express and feel together with their whole body.
I feel that the Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center, who had a connection with me, was finally able to realize it while saying selfishness and causing inconvenience (laughs).

■ What is the ideal way to place the audience?

I wonder what it's like when I went to see a work in a museum.
Customers don't sit down and appreciate art works. You can freely browse various wonderful and fascinating works and feel the voice of the author or the work in the immediate vicinity of the work.
That's why I wanted to give more freedom to both the viewer and the performer by allowing them to "migrate" on the stage in the same way.
Isn't the body better than a work of art? !! Raising your hands, bending, making tea, and moving like that changes the space. hey? It ’s amazing, the body! (smile)
When you face it properly, there are even moments when you can see the life that the person has walked.
In this performance, "Travel together and reach the goal together", the audience is close and the meaning of the existence of the body can be felt not only by the dancers but also by the audience in the same way. Is the biggest point. The highlight of the change in space is that Nibroll-like images and music are interwoven, and what you feel at that place is different.

Training at the "Plaza" Provided by: Prefectural Youth Center

■ Please tell me about the choreography

There are four performers who will appear in this performance. Everyone is a child who has faced the body, so you should be able to see something very interesting. Again, by having the audience and the performer's bodies at the same level, we aim to "experience the way each performer walks and lives in their own memory."
I am also conscious of the choreography and words that express "life" such as the sun and light so as not to be technical like ballet and modern. It's very difficult for anyone to connect words and body (dance), but ... I'm aiming for a "real" fusion of dance and theater.


A state of training in the "square". What is expressed by the whole body Provided by: Prefectural Youth Center

Indoor performance training Provided by: Nibroll

■ What kind of feeling do you want high school students to participate in?

High school students will participate in the role of "trees" this time, and customers will pass through the corridors where they are lined up as trees. There is a mechanism that combines sound and video when passing, so please look forward to it!
I think this experience of high school students will have a big impact on their lives after that. I myself was taught by high school students that not only technical things but also more daily activities such as opening windows, drinking tea, raising hands, all of which lead to dance. It was time. I would definitely not have been a dancer without that experience.
I wonder if I want to teach you that you can move freely when you feel it.
I hope that even one person will be able to shine in this industry in the future (laughs).

Thank you, Mr. Yanaihara!

■ Nibroll "Travel without Distance" Performance Information

Appearance …… Moe Aoki, Takahiro Hosoya, Emi Koyama, Anna Kuroda
Directing and choreography …… Mikuni Yanaihara
Video / Lighting / Art …… Keisuke Takahashi
Music …… Skunk / SKANK
Costume …… Yosuke Tanaka
Video / Lighting Assistant …… David Kirkpatrick
Promotional art …… Keisuke Takahashi
Production …… Izumi Kasagi
Cooperation …… Kinki University Yanaihara Laboratory Murasaki Penguin

Date and time
Friday, July 22, 17:00
Saturday, July 23, 13:00 17:00
Sunday, July 24, 13:00 17:00
* Performance time is scheduled to be about 60 minutes

venue
Prefectural Youth Center Studio HIKARI

price
General advance sale 3,000 yen
General day 3,500 yen
18 years old or younger Advance sale, 1,500 yen on the day (show your ID that shows the age on the day)
* This performance will be a migratory performance.
* Standing outdoors, all seats in Studio HIKARI are unreserved.
* In case of rain or stormy weather, it will be held only at Studio HIKARI.

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