“Wandering Love: Jo-Ha-Kyu” Trilogy
In 1995, the first edition of TPAM featured two shows, one of which was by the performance troupe TAIHEN (the other was by Bangarra Dance Theatre from Australia). A quarter of a century later, at the first edition of YPAM, TAIHEN’s latest trilogy “Wandering Love: Jo-Ha-Kyu” will be presented in three consecutive nights.
With its philosophical roots in the non-compromising and non-reconciliatory disability liberation movement of the 1970s, TAIHEN has established a unique form of physical theater using leotards as costumes that clearly show the forms of the severely physically disabled. The theme of the trilogy, which was inspired by a mass murder in 2016 at a care home in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, is “love” — a theme that the company had forbidden itself to address for a long time.