The Zawirowania contemporary dance group brought a contemporary dance interpretation of modern office life to Tokyo, along with a series of workshops prepared in cooperation with the Japanese Modern Ballet Matsuda in a local park.
"After Hours" performed by Zawirowania, photo: Janusz Yassiek Matuszewski
The Zawirowania contemporary dance group bring a contemporary dance interpretation of modern office life to Tokyo, along with a series of workshops prepared in cooperation with the Japanese Modern Ballet Matsuda in a local park
The performance of "Po godzinach" / "After Hours" takes place on the 30th of August, at 8 pm. The piece, which originally premiered in 2006, attempts to deal with the issue of alienation experienced by those who take part in everyday office work. It attempts to reconstruct their frustrations, unfulfilled ambitions and dreams. The Modern Ballet Matsuda, which cooperates with Zawirowania, will show its performance of "Red Wild Mulberried" on the same evening. Performances are accompanied by a review of underground theatre groups from Tokyo, organised by Die Pratze.
"Po godzinach" / "After Hours" cast:
D – Soko is located in the Higashi district of Tokyo. With 120 audience seats, the theatre often shows theatre and dances pieces and organises reviews.
Following their performance at the D-Soko theatre, Zawirowania will join in a 4 day workshop session prepared together with the Ballet Modern Matsuda. Improvisation sessions with elements of choreography are conducted by Takako Matsuda. The venue of the workshop showing will be the park area and pavillion of Meijiro Garden, a typical Japanese park, where the classic arrangements of plants, ponds, and sculptures are composed together in a small space. The dance can become an interesting public-space event, engaging chance passers-by and those visiting the park.
Date: Performance showing: 30th of August, 2011
Workshops: 31st of August - 3rd of September, 2011,
Venue: D-Soko, Meijiro Garden, Tokyo
Organised by: Fundacja Scena Współczesna with partnership of Modern Ballet Matsuda, die pratze festival, Polish Embassy in Tokyo
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute