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Schedule:2019/10/5 sat. 17:30-&2019/10/6 sun. 14:00-

Yasuko Yokoshi "shuffleyamamba"
Public Performance in Toyooka


■Date and time:
Saturday, 5th October 2019 from 17:30
Sunday, 6th October 2019 from 14:00

■Venue: Izushi Eirakukan (17-2, Yanagi Izushi-cho, Toyooka-shi)
TEL. 0796-52-5300

General admission =[Advence] 2,000yen, [Day] 2,500yen
Student/senior (over 65 years of age) = [Advence]1,000yen, [Day]1,500yen
High school students&Younger =[Advence] 500yen, [Day] 1,000yen
※ No preschool age audiences.
※ If you purchase a student / senior ticket, please present a certificate that allows you to check your age and department.

■Tickets Sale starting date:
August 25th 2019 (Sunday)

■Ticket handling:
(Available by phone, online order, or at a ticket window)
Kinosaki International Arts Center
0796-32-3888 (Hours of operation 9:00-17:00. The building is closed on Tuesdays.)
Online Order Form

[Ticket window sales]
At the Izushi Eirakukan, Toyooka City Citizen’s Hall, Toyooka Creative Community Plaza, Kinosaki / Takeno/ Hidaka/ Kodo / Aihashi District Community Centers, Toyooka City Library, Toyooka City Library Tanto Branch

■Child daycare service:
For those who would like to make a reservation, please contact us by phone at the Kinosaki International Arts Center by September 27th (Friday).
(Target demographic: children from 1 years old to pre-elementary school age)

Kinosaki International Arts Center
0796-32-3888(Hours of operation 9:00-17:00. Building closed on Tuesdays)

Presented by:Kinosaki International Arts Center (Toyooka City)
Production:Yasuko Yokoshi, Kinosaki International Arts Center (Toyooka City)
Production Support:Bird Theatre Company Tottori
Supprted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2019, the Saison Foundation, the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program
Management & Technical Support:NPO Platz
In co-operation with Izushi Eirakukan, Hiromichi Tamoi
Kyoto Art Center Artists in Studios program

★A Message from the Choreographer
I like the “Yamamba” depicted by Zeami Motokiyo. Its philosophy that something is both good and evil, depending on how you look at it, is a phenomenon that rings true across all facets of life. It is a philosophy that is gentle, pure. Moreover, while there is a myriad of works where female characters are highlighted through their juxtaposition with others - whether it be their husbands, lovers, or children - the Noh play “Yamamba” (The Mountain Crone) is quite unique work for having the perspectives of women alone drive the central plot of the story. It was this point that caught the eye of Gelsey Bell, an American with whom I am co-creating this work. For both foreigners and Japanese people, although Noh and Kabuki are art forms that feel physically close to the audience members, there is a high threshold to comprehending their training methods or institutional organizations – making them feel emotionally distant. But, with the help of experimental music and contemporary dance, there is a way to bridge this gap. It has been invigorating to lay witness to Gelsey’s process of swiftly creating her own music under alongside my support, set to the mysterious musical world of Noh theater. On the other hand, when I, who am responsible for the production and choreography of this work, see the body as merely a vessel, the female gendered pronoun disappears and transforms existence into something that transcends gender. I’ve continued to ask my young dancers if they can feel their bodies becoming one with the mountain witch as a symbol for all living things. And to you in the audience, I ask that you watch the process of the dancers’ bodies transforming and “becoming one” while they perform various transitions on stage.
Yasuko Yokoshi


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