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CREATION THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

The artists in Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo worked on producing theatre pieces together under the theme "family." They further developed the pieces and present them altogether at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre which had the renewal open this autumn.

Dates

December 1(Sat)
13:00,15:00,17:00
December 2(Sun)
13:00,15:00,17:00

13:00-
Waiting for Something(Based on Waiting for Godot by Samuel BECKETT)
15:00-
Love poem by the whole experience
17:00-
Mom's favorite songs

Venue

Theatre West - Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0021
TEL:03-5391-2111
2-minute walk from West Exit of Ikebukuro Station on JR lines, Tokyo Metro lines, Tobu Tojo Line, and Seibu Ikebukuro Line
*Directly accessible from Exit 2b of Ikebukuro Station underground passage.
(Acess Map

<Admission free>
※The "lobby talk" follows each presentation.

Contact

APAF Production Office Tel. 03-3477-0807(11:00~18:00 JST)
E-mail:apaf.tokyo.office@gmail.com

CREATION IN SEOUL
◆ Waiting for Something (Based on Waiting for Godot by Samuel BECKETT)

Presented in Japanese, Korean and English
Subtitled in Japanese, Korean and English

Shigeki Nakano
Adapted and directed by Shigeki NAKANO

Cast
CHO Na Ra<Seoul Metropolitan Theatre>,
Soichi MURAKAMI<Shigki Nakano+frankens>,
Shiho ISHIBASHI <Shigki Nakano+frankens>,
KIM Seon Hyo<Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra>,
KIM Hye Ryong

Story

A woman lives quietly alone. A man appears. They speak different languages so they do not understand each other. The man just wanted to charge his phone, but he ends up staying there. Soon, however, Nara begins to make her own interpretations of who he is and what he wants and starts dreaming of a future with him. One day, the man's wife shows up. They do not understand each other even though they speak the same language. The man decided to stay with the woman and think of the future with her, who is having his baby.

History

November 2010  Suitengu-Pit Mid Studio 2
November 2010 HCMP Ground-SYN, Seoul

CREATION IN TAIPEI
◆ Love poem by the whole experience

Presented in Japanese and Chinese with Japanese,
Subtitled in Chinese and English

Mikuni Yanaihara
Written, directed and choreographed by Mikuni YANAIHARA
Video projection by Keisuke TAKAHASHI

Cast
Low Pei Fen<Sun Son Theatre/Taipei>、
Chang Wei Loy<Sun Son Theatre/Taipei>、
Yubie MITSUSE

Story

One day, Yuko, librarian of 35 years old found a book and started to read it. The book is telling about a failed love of the Lady and the Puppeteer. The Lady stands at the center of the pond and observes various time and epoch from 1930's to the present time. As Yuko wants to change the tragic end of this book, she enters in the world of the book and starts to rewrite it. Yuko has a quarrel with the Lady and the Puppeteer who insist not to change the story, but finally they understand mutually when they see the things to be forgotten and feel sad. Then the Lady and the Puppeteer go back into the world of the book.

History

November 2012 Taipei Artist Village

CREATION IN TOKYO
◆ Mom's favorite songs

Presented in Japanese
Subtitled in English and Korean

PARK Jang Ryul
Directed by PARK Jang Ryul
Written by PARK Jang Ryul and LEE Sun Hee
Translated by HONG Myung Hwa

Cast
Gentaro SHIMOFUSA, Sayoko NASU<Seinenza>,
Akihito OKUNO<SPAC>,
Emi Negishi<Amayadori>,
Kaori IBII

Story

On the night of the Mother's wake after her sudden death, the Second Daughter, a shut-in, keeps on crying inconsolably, while the Elder Daughter, who has been busy searching for a job, cleans up after the wake. The Father has gotten drunk and is reminiscing about when he and his wife first started dating. Unexpectedly, a stranger comes to pay his respects to the deceased. He tells the family about the Mother's favorite song and of their love affair, then leaves.

History

November 2010 Suitengu-Pit Mid Studio 2
November 2011 Suitengu-Pit Mid Studio 1

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WORKSHOP-EXTENSION FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Young Asian artists get together here in Tokyo to co-operate in the production of short plays, which are presented at the end of the workshop.

Presentation Sessions/Open to Public

Date:December 1 (Sat) 20:30

The directors from Asian Cities divide the participating artists into two groups and create 10-minutes play. They are presented to the public on the last day of the workshop. The artists in Tokyo were chosen at the audition conducted by Miyagi SATOSHI<General Artistic Director, Shizuoka Performing Arts Center/Producer, Asian Performing Arts Festival> and Junko EMOTO<Kegawazoku>)

Participants
[Taipei] Pan Jing Ya , Chuang Hui Yun, Liu Wan Chun
[Tokyo] Satoshi KAMIMURA, KEKE, Mitsuhiro TOKITA, Kengo NAMIUCHI, Kiyo Mishina


Directors:
Zuleikha Chaudhari
Zuleikha Chaudhari [Delhi]
Theater director, Lighting Designer

Zuleikha Chaudhari is a theatre director and lighting designer. Her work is an investigation of the nature of performance. It explores and develops a series of questions to do with the interruption of the narrative structure, how images are constructed and experienced, the relationship of the text and performer, the dynamic between performer and space, and finally, the role of the spectator in the performative experience.

Her practice has developed over the past years into working with light structures/installations as explorations of space. She is interested in the nature of experience. Her installations engage with the question of how we experience and how the experience of experiencing can be created and communicated. They are as much about an external landscapes as they are about internal geographies.

Recent performances are ≪ SEEN AT SECUNDRABAGH≫, in Collaboration with the Raqs Media Collective, Co-Produced by: Weiner Festwochen, Vienna 2012, Kunsten Festivaldes Arts, Brussels 2011, Festival D’Automne, Paris 2011 ≪ ON SEEING≫, based on Haruki Murakami’s ON SEEING THE 100% PERFECT GIRL ONE BEAUTIFUL APRIL MORNING.

Junichi Hirota
Junichi Hirota [Tokyo]
Born in 1978
Theater director, Playwright, Leader of <Amayadori>

He founded <Hyottoko Ranbu> as a student of Tokyo University in 2001 and has been involved with writing, directing and acting in all of the company’s plays since its inception (the company’s name became <Amayadori> in 2012)?

He participated in APAF 2009 and APAF Workshop for International Collaboration 2010 as a director. He was invited to Seoul in 2011 by Korean Directors Association and created??≪Don Juan≫?with Korean actors. He won first place at the Japan Directors Association “Emerging Director Competition” in 2004 among others.?

Venue

Theatre West - Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0021
TEL:03-5391-2111
2-minute walk from West Exit of Ikebukuro Station on JR lines, Tokyo Metro lines, Tobu Tojo Line, and Seibu Ikebukuro Line
*Directly accessible from Exit 2b of Ikebukuro Station underground passage.
(Acess Map

<Admission free>

Contact

APAF Production Office Tel. 03-3477-0807(11:00~18:00 JST)
E-mail:apaf.tokyo.office@gmail.com

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APAF ART CAMP

Setting up the theme “International Collaboration”, we aim at forming the direct network among the young talented artists in Asia, and providing the opportunities to experience the making of international collaborative productions for young generation.
We invite young directors around the Asia who plan to have their artistic activity in the global world, and exchange the opinions in person at the "APAF Art Camp Round Table. Also, we plan to have open discussion on the website prior to it.

Calling for the Trainees (Participants)

We are now calling for the young actors and students to participate in the APAF Art Camp.
Trainees can experience being at the scenes of international Collaboration by seeing each production at APAF2012, joining "APAF ART Camp Round Table", attending "Workshop-EXT Special Lecture(Lecturer: Shigeki NAKANO<Shigeki NAKANO+frankens>" and observing "Workshop Guidance."(Please apply by October 25.)
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2012
※For the APAF Art Camp

Contact

APAF Production Office Tel. 03-3477-0807(11:00~18:00 JST)
E-mail:apaf.tokyo.office@gmail.com

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