ジャポニスム2018|Japonismes 2018


(Left)Hideto Maezawa (Right)photo: Tananop Kanjanawutisit

  • Performing Arts
  • ”Five Days in March” Recreation October 17 - 20, 2018 “Pratthana - A Portrait of Possession” December 13 - 16. 2018

Contemporary Theater Series: “Five Days in March” Re-creation and “Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession” directed by Toshiki Okada

Toshiki Okada, founder of chelfitsch Theater Company and a leader of Japanese modern theater, gives birth to a new style of theater.

“Five Days in March” Re-creation:
The original play depicts the everyday lives of several groups of young people over a five day period including March 21, 2003, when the U.S. forces began their air raid on Iraq, highlighting the social anxiety at the time. Incorporating unique language and physicality, the play brought about a change in modern Japanese theater and was awarded the 2005 Kishida Prize for Drama. Okada, working with young actors in their early 20s, will recreate the piece to break new ground for Japanese theater.

Japanese-Thai co- production “Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession”:
A novel of the same title by Uthis Haemamool, a spirited Thai novelist, will be brought to the stage by Toshiki Okada. The play follows the life and sexual history of an artist living in Thailand from the early 1990s to 2017. Okada and Uthis, both artists of the same generation, will project their own lives on to the character to portray the “present” of Japan and Thailand.

・Period:
 “Five Days in March” Re-creation October 17 – 20, 2018
 “Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession” December 13 – 16. 2018
・Venue:
 Centre Pompidou
・Organized by:
 The Japan Foundation, Centre Pompidou
・Coorganized by:
 Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Festival d’Automne à Paris

“Five Days in March” Re-creation
・Produced by:
 chelfitsch, KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater
・Text/Directed by:
 Toshiki Okada

Japanese-Thai co-production “Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession ”
・Produced by:
 The Japan Foundation Asia Center, precog co., LTD., chelfitsch
・Funded by:
 The Saison Foundation
・Text /Directed by:
 Toshiki Okada
・Originally written by:
 Uthis Haemamool
 
 
(Updated: 10/1/2018)