OREGAYO Performance in ST Spot

Kamome Machine

YPAM Fringe Japan Performance Theatre

Venue

Yokohama ST Bldg. B1F, 1-11-15 Kita-saiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0004

Date (UTC+9)

12.9 Fri 19:30 - 20:45
12.10 Sat 17:00 - 18:15
12.11 Sun 17:00 - 18:15
12.12 Mon 19:30 - 20:45
12.13 Tue 19:30 - 20:45

Language
Japanese
Translation
Subtitled in English

Ticket


Professional
¥2,000

Audience
¥3,000

Audience (Opening Night Discount)
¥2,500

Student
¥1,500

The Constitution of Japan was made 75 years ago, after World War II. This constitution was based on the reflection of the war. Therefore, we Japanese pledged in this Constitution ‘Abandonment of war’, ’Respect for human rights’, ’Sovereignty of the people’. This work focuses on the issue of constitutional amendment, which has become a topic of public debate in these years. Through the performers’ bodies, the performance describes the mood at the time of the Japanese constitution’s enactment, quoting from the constitution, a supplementary reader called The Story of the New Constitution (produced by the former Ministry of Education, Science and Culture), and a speech given by the politician Yukio Ozaki to parliament at the time of the enactment. Thus the performance goes beyond the dichotomy of constitutional revisionists and loyalists, and raises questions about the future of Japan. So far, this work has been shown all over Japan e.g.Tokyo, Kyoto,Okinawa. Also shown in Festival Temps D' Images Cluj, Centrul de Teatru Educațional Replika (Romania).

Cast : Honami Shimizu
Director : Yuta Hagiwara
Stage Manager : Shin Ito (Damian)
Lighting : Minoru Chida (CHIDA OFFICE)
Object : Katsunori Yokoi
Stage Design : Katsunori Yokoi, Daiki Shiratori
Project Manager : Satomi Shimizu
Title Letter : Rinsui Kozumi
Organized by Kamome Machine.LLC
Supported by THE SAISON FOUNDATION, AFF2

Kamome Machine

Kamome Machine

Active since 2007, based in Tokyo. Their performances explore the relationship between individual bodies and society by using their own body method. Their major works are ‘OREGAYO’ that uses the Japanese Constitution as text, ‘HAPPY DAYS’ by Samuel Beckett, ‘Waiting for Godot in Fukushima’ that was shown on the road of Fukushima just after the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Participated in the 2017 Romanian International Theater Festival Temps D' Images Cluj and Theater Commons Tokyo’18.

Website
https://www.kamomemachine.com/
Email
info.kamomemachine@gmail.com