Toshiki Okada

Current Location

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Current Location
Playwriting and Direction, Toshiki Okada
With Yukiko Sasaki, Saho Ito, Kei Namba, Mari Ando, Izumi Aoyagi, Azusa Kamimura, Shiho Ishibashi
Set Designer, Shusaku Futamura
Music, Sangatsu
Dramaturgy, Sebastian Breu
Stage Design, Koro Suzuki
Sound, Norimasa Ushikawa
Light, Tomomi Ohira
Video, Shimpei Yamada // Directrice de production, Akane Nakamura // Manager compagnie, Tamiko Ouki

Production chelfitsch ( Tokyo) // Producteur associé precog (Tokyo) // Coproduction Doosan Art Center // Corealisation Théâtre de Gennevilliers, centre dramatique national de création contemporaine ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // Special thanks to Steep Slope Studio // Premiered the 20 of April 2012 at KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theater) (Japan)
With the support of The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2013 // With the support of ONDA, Office national de diffusion artistique  // With the support of  Fondation Franco-Japonaise Sasakawa, The Japan Foundation (Performing Arts Japan Program for Europe) and la Fondation pour l’étude de la langue et de la civilisation japonaises sous l’égide de la Fondation de France

Known for his “danced theater” based on everyday gestures, Toshiki Okada – together with his company chelfitsch – opens a new chapter in his career. Created in the aftermath
of the March 2011 earthquake and nuclear accident in Japan, Current Location questions the notion of change in a world where reality appears uncertain, while Ground and Floor (presented at Centre Pompidou 9 to 12 of Octobre) reflects on mobility and memory.

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