Japan Foundation presents Disability×Performing Arts Series 2016

The Japan Foundation, as part of its support for diverse artistic activities including cultural exchange around the globe, will this year implement a series of programs titled “The Japan Foundation presents Disability×Performing Arts Series 2016.”
The “Unlimited” program at the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the U.K. was aimed at supporting and celebrating the originality of disabled artists. Based on the legacy afforded by “Unlimited,” the series aims to enhance the recognition of the outstanding artwork produced by disabled artists and contribute to the expansion of their role in the world of art.
Through three performing art programs and one symposium, our challenge this year is to draw attention to the physical sensations particular to disabled people and how these sensations can be expanded though the utilization of cutting-edge Japanese technology to offer potential new art forms.

A performance of Visually impaired X Dance X Technology “dialogue without vision” can be viewed via YouTube.

  • Photo of
    Dividual Plays -Dialogue between the unconscious and systems
    (YCAM InterLab + Yoko Ando)
    Courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
  • Photo of SLOW MOVEMENT
    -The Eternal Symphony 1st mov.- in Yokohama
    (SLOW LABEL)
    ©27FOTO
  • Photo of
    Visually impaired X Dance X Technology
    “dialogue without vision”
    (Masako Yasumoto/Yuri Suzuki)
    Photo: Gottingham

Dividual Plays -Dialogue between the unconscious and systems

Artists YCAM InterLab + Yoko Ando
Cast Kenta Kojiri, Yasutake Shimaji, Kyoko Miyashita, Yoko Ando
Staff
  • Programming/Device Design: Yoshito Onishi, Ryu Kanda, Hitsuji
  • Project Direction: YCAM InterLab (Takayuki Ito, Richi Owaki, Akiko Takeshita, Keina Konno, Fumie Takahara, Clarence Ng Kian Peow, Takuro Iwata)
  • Dance Concept Direction: Yoko Ando

[Special Collaborator]

  • Space Construction: Tsuyoshi Tane
    (DORELL.GHOTMEH.TANE/ARCHITECTS)

[Joint Research and Development]

  • Research and Development Supervise: Yasuaki Kakehi (Keio University)
  • Dance Research: Yui Kawaguchi, Kenta Kojiri, Ryoji Sasamoto (METHOD B)
  • Motion Capture System Design/Development: Yoshito Onishi, Satoru Higa, Motoi Shimizu, Kyle McDonald, Takayuki Ito (YCAM InterLab)
Introduction Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM) is a research project that Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) launched together with dancer Yoko Ando and technology specialists who are active in Japan and elsewhere. Dividual Plays consists of performance and interpretation which are to demonstrate fruits of RAM. A talk session will be held after each performance (except 6:00 p.m. performance on February 5).
Dates

Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:30 p.m.*1
Friday, February 5, 2016 1:30 p.m.*2/6:00 p.m.

  1. [Talk show after the performance]
    *1 February 4
    Guest: Asa Ito (Associate Professor, The Center for Liberal Arts, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Language: Japanese
  2. *2 February 5 (after 1:30 p.m. performance)
    Guest: Masahiko Inami (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
    Language: Japanese with English interpretation and Japanese sign language

    Doors open 20 minutes before the performance
Duration Approximately 120 minutes
Venue

KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Large Studio
281,Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Tel.+81-(0)45-633-6500(10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Nearby stations: 5 min walk from Nihon-Odori Station (Minatomirai Line)
8 min walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minatomirai Line)
14 min walk from Kannai Station (Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line/JR Negishi Line)

Price Non-reserved seat (spaces for wheelchair users are available)
Advance 3,000 yen,/At the door 3,500yen/TPAM Registrant Benefit (Advance) 2,000 yen
Tickets Ticket Kanagawa
Tel.+81-(0)570-015-415 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
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Organizers/
Supporter/
Production
Organized by The Japan Foundation, Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Co-organized by KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre
Supported by Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi City Board of Education
Produced by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

Visually impaired X Dance X Technology “dialogue without vision”

Artists Masako Yasumoto/Yuri Suzuki
Cast Hideyuki Kato, Ryo Kudo, Kanami Sakai, Yukako Hayashi, Hikari Higuchi, Masashi Higuchi
Staff
  • Dance direction: Masako Yasumoto
  • Interactive direction/Device design: Yuri Suzuki
  • Technical development: Sam Conran
  • Sound: Itoken
  • Costume cooperation: hatra
  • Stage management: Michio Hoshina (bon co., ltd)
  • Styling: Eri Takayama
  • Production support: Kao Kanamori (Biomehanika), Sakura Yamamoto (Biomehanika)
  • Accessibility support: Takako Matsuda (Niji to Neiro Project)
  • Archiving: Ryuichi Maruyama, Masanobu Nishono, Ryohei Tomita
  • Intern: Natsumi Wada
  • Visual photos: Gottingham
Introduction The performers are people who have limited or no access to visual information. By extending their bodily perception through sound and dance, it attempts to inspire reflection on human body and perceptions.
Dates Sunday, February 7, 2016 11:00 a.m./3:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:30 p.m./5:00 p.m.
Duration Approximately 20 minutes
Venue

KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Large Studio

281,Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Tel.+81-(0)45-633-6500(10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Nearby stations: 5 min walk from Nihon-Odori Station (Minatomirai Line)
8 min walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minatomirai Line)
14 min walk from Kannai Station (Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line/JR Negishi Line)

Price Admission Free/All standing (spaces for wheelchair users are available)/Advance reservations not required
Organizers/
Cooperation/
Production
Organized by The Japan Foundation, KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre
With cooperation of: KINJO RUBBER CO., LTD, TOWA CO.,LTD. 
Produced by: The Japan Foundation

SLOW MOVEMENT -The Eternal Symphony 1st mov.- in Yokohama

Artists LOW MOVEMENT in Yokohama
General director: Yoshie Kurisu
Artists: Mito Ikeda, Yui Inoue, Keisuke Kanai, Saori Kobo You, Kumiko Takeda, Mika Bando, Koji Nishioka, Mizuki Misumi, Shigenori Mochizuki (Ritsumeikan University), Kazuyo Morita, Luftzug, et al.
Introduction This is a work of performance art with public participation, created through the collaboration of a diverse array of people, transcending the boundaries of age, nationality, occupation, and ability/disability.
Date Saturday, February 6, 2016 3:00 p.m. (Talk show after the performance)
Sunday, February 7, 2016 2:00 p.m./4:00 p.m.
Doors open 20 minutes before the show starts
Duration 30 minutes
Venue

ZOU-NO-HANA TERRACE
1 chome, Kaigan-dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Tel. +81-(0)45-661-0602
Nearest station: 4 min walk from Bashamichi (Minatomirai Line)

Price Admission Free (except for some of the workshops)/ Non-reserved seat (spaces for wheelchair users are available)/Advance reservations not required
Organizers/ Cooperation/ Production Organized by SLOW LABEL (Specified Nonprofit Corporation), ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace
Co-organized by: The Japan Foundation
With special cooperation of: TAIYO KOGYO CORPORATION; TSP TAIYO Inc.,; Yamaha Corporation; Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
With cooperation of: Atelier CORNERS; ISHIKAWA WIRE NETTING Co., Ltd; JICA YOKOHAMA; LUC INDUSTRY INC. 

Future capability of the performing arts with the usage of technology and disability as a key

Introduction Towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, people take a growing interest in body and disability. The Japan Foundation organizes a symposium on the capability of the performing arts augmented by the usage of technology and disability. Speakers include specialists in Japan on technology and the performing arts, and two British professionals who will show us cultural activities in the UK which are accessible for everyone regardless of disability. In addition, the talk will include cultural programs that were disseminated to provinces in relation to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Date

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Venue BankART Studio NYK
3-9 Kaigan-dori Naka-ku Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Tel.+81-(0)45-663-2812
Nearest station: 4 min walk from Bashamichi (Minatomirai Line)
Booking Booking is essential. To researve a seat, please email your name and affiliation to jftpamsympo@jpf.go.jp.
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Organizer Organized by The Japan Foundation in association with Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2016 Executive Committee

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