The Green Table 2017
Kurt Jooss’s anti-war masterpiece “The Green Table” was created in 1932 when people felt the threat of the coming war. Whenever this piece was reproduced, Kurt Jooss himself supervised the choreography and after his death, his daughter took his role. Without those eyes which experienced the original piece and time, how could we inherit it and communicate it to the contemporary audience? Is it possible to inherit dance piece beyond time in the first place? “The Green Table 2017” is a research project to seek into such issues.
|Date||Wednesday 29th, March, 2017. 17:00/ 19:30～|
|Venue||KAVC Hall at Kobe Art Village Center
(5-3-14 Shinkaichi, Hyogo-ku, Kobe)
|Admission fee||3,000 yen/ Student reduction 2,500 yen ※Sold out|
|Choreographed by||Toshiko Oka|
|Supervised by||Yoshito Ohno|
|Performed by||Toshiko Oka, Marasu Kakio, Koichi Omae, Yoshito Ohno and Ensemble Sonne|
※Duration About 60 minutes.
※The post-performance talk will be held after the performance at 17:00. Those who have tickets to the one from 19:30 will be able to join in.
Speaker: Naoko Kogo (Osaka University) “Succession and Creation of a Dance Piece”
|Organized by||Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio|
|Co-organized by||Dance Archive Network|
|Supported by||Japan Arts Council|
|Cooperated by||Kobe Art Village Center , Ensemble Sonne, Canta Co.Ltd.|
Contact & reservation
Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio Office/ Canta Co.Ltd
Please email to the below address with your name, contact information and intended performance time. Reservation by telephone is also possible.
TEL 03-3450-6507 090-6158-7618 ／Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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A native of Kobe, Oka graduated from the Dance Department at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. Based in Kobe, she directs the dance group Ensemble Sonne. She is also active in collaborating with artists of other genres such as Aki Takase, a musician. Her recent works include “Perplexity (2014)”, “Signal from the Neighbor (2016)” and “Misty Look (2017)”.
From 2004 to the present day, he has made guest appearances in Oka Toshiko’s Ensemble Sonne. Between 2006 and 2009, he was active with contact Gonzo, an improvisational performance group based in Osaka. His recent appearances include “Sea Water” with the director Yukichi Matsumoto and the Japanese-Vietnamese painter Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (2014) and Nora Chippomura’s “Prayer (2015)”.
Born in Tokyo in 1938, Yoshito Ohno’s stage debut was in the role of the young boy in Kinjiki [Forbidden Colours] directed by Tatsumi Hijikata in 1959. Throughout the 1960s he was active in Butoh performances until he retired in 1969. His comeback was in 1985 when he appeared alongside Kazuo Ohno in The Dead Sea; thereafter he continued to direct all of Ohno senior's stage performances. He has been performing and giving workshops all over the world. His recent works include “Flowers and Birds (2013)” and the lecture-performance “It was that way (2016)”
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