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<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.

<Gekidan Watanabe>

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
Okada Madoka

Gekidan Watanabe
Watanabe Akifumi

Ishii Kouichi


29 June
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』

30 June
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』

■Grandship Square
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

Open-air Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji
In addition to the beautiful look out points that behold the surrounding scenery, the grandeur of Mt. Fuji has been subject to religious beliefs since ancient times and has continually stood as a womb that gives birth to countless works of art. The cities, towns and villages of both Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures, in order to hand down to following generations the beautiful landscape as inheritance to share among humanity, have begun taking the proper measures in registering Mt. Fuji as a Cultural World Heritage. And now, the long awaited deliberation as to whether it will be registered as one will be held at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee in Cambodia in June of 2013. This time, at the World Theater Festival Shizuoka under Mt. Fuji 2013, during the Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji being held at the same time, we will be broadcasting to the world the allure of Mt. Fuji through the arts at several locations such as Fujisan Miyamoto Sengen Grand Shrine Main Shrine (Fujinomiya City), as well as Shimizu Port (Shizuoka City) and Granship Square (Shizuoka City) with the beautiful Mt. Fuji standing tall in the back ground.