"Imagination Record" 2017

 20th Anniversary Nibroll / KAAT Dance Series 2017


2017. Aug. at KAAT, Kanagawa Arts Theater, Yokohama
2018. Oct. at KINDAI University


Choreograph : Mikuni Yanaihara
Video Projection : Keisuke Takahashi
Music : SKANK
Costume Designer : Yosuke Tanaka

Performers :
Kei Asanuma, Fumiko Ishigaki, Satomi Ohkuma, Shotaro Fujimura,
Mai Minato, Tetsuji Muraoka


photo:Hideto Maezawa

Flyer design:Okamoto Tsuyoshi+
Keisuke Takahashi

This is a new joint production with Kanagawa Arts Theater (KAAT) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nibroll's founding. For it, the troupe held auditions to select not only dancers but also actors, and created a dance piece that has with lines and seems to overlay words and bodily movements. Inspired by the frequent occurrence of disasters, acts of terrorism, and transience of lives suddenly taken all around the world, it portrays times, memories, and landscapes that end up being lost no matter how diligently they are recorded. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Nibroll has continued to create works keyed by the words "memory" and "time," as evidenced by see / saw (2012), Real Reality (2015), and The World has Shrunk, and Only a Certain Fact Remains (2016).

- Concept -

We want to stop and keep everything, and readily snap the shutter and take pictures of things of no particular note. But is the scenery we are looking for really there?
The scenery we shoot is layered billions of times and eventually becomes just a vague afterimage. Our imagination may be the only thing keeping the lost time tethered. Therein lie enjoyment and sadness and reason and violence and reality and the opposite. There is a clear line that cannot be drawn by idealism.
I think we feel compelled to record the scenery right before our eyes now. The ordinary, hum-drum days. The time passing there now.
In the same way, I believe we must think about what disappears no matter how many times we record it. About the time we cannot reach no matter how much we strain to do so. About that distance. About the scenery.

- Credit -

Lighting Designer : Takeki Kajiya
Sound Designer : Reiko Tokuhisa
Stage Manager : Yukihiko Fujita
Technival Director : Masato Horiuchi
Photography : Hideto Maezawa

Presented by Kanagawa Arts Theater, KAAT
Special thanks : Steep Slope Studio
produced by precog

- Works -

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