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The Japanese Ideology

2023 /

“The Japanese Ideology,” a work commissioned by YPAM(Yokohama International Performing Arts Meeting), was presented as Work in Progress last year in 2022. This performance will be presented as a co-production between YPAM and Rohm Theater Kyoto. Venues are BankART Station in Yokohama in mid-December at YPAM 2023 and Rohm Theater Kyoto in January 2024.
Will the Japanese ideology be forever immortal?
Presented by OLTA, a Tokyo-based artist group that has developed humorous and provocative works through negotiating the systems of visual/performing arts and sociological/folklore fieldwork, The Japanese Ideology encompasses six chapters of a performative analysis of the everyday forms that the ideology takes. “There seems to be a kind of arbitrary emotion that dominates life in Japan today. […] It is up to us to take on this boring but very urgent duty of exposing the staging of this desperate and stupid tragicomedy in our present society, not just in Japan.” (Jun Tosaka, The Japanese Ideology, 1935) In The Japanese Ideology by OLTA, will this “boring” performance transform into an “interesting” one? Or will it “drag down those who think they have been freed from the Japanese ideology and pull them back in”? (Yoshimi Takeuchi, The Japanese Ideology, 1952) Full English information is available on the theater’s website.
Chapter1 The Significance of Dream
Chapter2 The Liberation of Gestell
Chapter3 The Right of Death
Chapter4 The Acquisition of Calm
Chapter5 The Rebellion of Voice
Chapter6 The Truth of Ideology
Venue:BankART Station
Approx. 60 min, With English subtitles
12.9日(Sat) Chapter1 17:30 Chapter2 19:00 Chapter3 20:30
12.10(Sun) Chapter4 14:30 Chapter5 16:00 Chapter6 17:30
12.12(Tue) Chapter1 19:00 Chapter2 20:30
12.13(Wed) Chapter3 19:00 Chapter4 20:30
12.14(Thu) Chapter5 19:00 Chapter6 20:30
12.16(Sat) Chapter1 17:30 Chapter2 19:00 Chapter3 20:30
12.17(Sun) Chapter4 14:30 Chapter5 16:00 Chapter6 17:30
YPAM website
Text: Meguninja Direction: Jang-Chi Performers: Toru Inoue, Yuka Uchida, Kaoruko Oyama, Yuki Kikuchi, Takafumi Saito, Reiko Takayama, Yuka Nakagawa, Meguninja Scenography: OLTA Stage Design: Yoshiro Hasegawa Music: Takako Minekawa, Toru Inoue Illustration: Takafumi Saito Costume: Toru Inoue Lighting: Takayuki Fujimoto (Kinsei R&D) Projection: Ludo Takebe, Kazuhide Shibata Sound: Semmei Kai Promotional Design: Deokjun Yoon English Surtitles: Kei Ota Direction Assistant: Ami Yoshida Management: Kumi Hiraoka Commissioned and Produced by Yokohama International Performing Arts Meeting Co-produced by ROHM Theatre Kyoto Research Support: YCAM InterLab Cooperation: Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
ROHM Theater Kyoto
Venue:ROHM Theater Kyoto North Hall
A program(Chapter1~3)
B program(Chapter4~6)
1.13(Sat) A program 13:00- / B program 18:00-
1.14(Sun) A program 12:00- / B program 17:00★-
★Childcare service available
ROHM Theater Kyoto Website