＜KADEN Theatrical Art Company＞
Started in 2006 by Producer and Director Okada Madoka. They present numerous small to mid-scale plays in Tokyo, using a unique method of fusing physical expressions stemming from ancient Japanese performance methods (Noh, Kabuki, Kagura), with those from western regions (Mime, Masquerade, Contemporary dance), while focusing on concepts like “Tokoyo” (timelessness), “Utsushiyo” (this transient world), and “Mugen” (dream-like visions). They have relocated to Kimitsu City in Chiba Prefecture and are currently actively creating domestically and overseas, presenting pieces created with international cooperation.
Formed in 2004. Their center is Theater “Atelier Mirume” in Shizuoka City of Shizuoka Prefecture and besides their studio’s performances and on-road performances, they do production planning for outdoor theater, theater cafes and stage directing for festivals. Their repertoire contains pieces that use things like the plays of Ionesco or Brecht and modern Japanese literature as subject matter.
Made up of core members in their 30’s that take theater as their nourishment for living, they are diligently active in Shizuoka at the moment.
＜KAMAGAYA Art Guild＞
They are a theater group that bases their production on a pear farm of Kamagaya City in Chiba Prefecture and the direct sales stand on the same land. On the last day of December, 2002, they formed in the basement of the Tokyo University of Agriculture, and started by putting Seishi Yokomizo’s novel into a stage piece. They aim at creating such an “occurrence in front of your eyes” that you forget to blink. They ambitiously tackle a variety of dramas from classic to modern. Their stage, full of profound art and acting physiques that overflow with vigor, has gained wide praise.
Open-air Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji
We will be presenting back-to-back outdoor performances by 3 domestic theater groups in Granship Square.
Please enjoy the spectacle of well-spirited theatrical performers jumping off the stage.
KADEN Theatrical Art Company
KAMAGAYA Art Guild
12:00－12:30 KADEN Theatrical Art Company 『Kamusabi [kamu:sabi]』
12:30－13:00 Gekidan Watanabe 『hagoromo』
16:00－16:30 KAMAGAYA Art Guild 『M78』
12:30－13:00 KAMAGAYA Art Guild 『M78』
16:30－17:00 KADEN Theatrical Art Company 『Kamusabi [kamu:sabi]』
17:00－17:30 Gekidan Watanabe 『hagoromo』
The square interlocked with a beautiful lawn is a place for recreation and relaxation for those who visit Granship.
(On the West side of Granship, a two minute walk from JR East Shizuoka Station South Exit)
Presented by Shizuoka Prefecture and ＳＰＡＣ