Toshiki Okada

Ground and Floor

Archive 2013
Theatre

Ground and Floor
Playwriting and Direction, Toshiki Okada
With Taichi Yamagata, Makoto Yazawa, Yukiko Sasaki, Mari Ando, Izumi Aoyagi
Set Design, Shusaku Futamura
Music, Sangatsu
Dramaturgy, Sebastian Breu
Costumes, Yuko Ikeda
Stage Director, Koro Suzuki
Sound, Norimasa Ushikawa
Light, Tomomi Ohira
Video, Shimpei Yamada
French Translation, Mathieu Capel et Hirotoshi Ogashiwa
Producer, Akane Nakamura
Company Manager, Tamiko Ouki

Production Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelles) // Producteur exécutif chelfitsch (Tokyo) // Associated Production precog (Tokyo) //
Coproduction Hebbel am Ufer/HAU (Berlin) ; La Bâtie – Festival de Genève ; KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theater) ; Kyoto Experiment ; De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg ; Dublin Theatre Festival ; Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse) ; Onassis Cultural Center (Athens) ; Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris) ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // Corealisation Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris) ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // Special Thanks to Steep Slope Studio and Nao Kusumi //
Premiered the 22 of May 2013 at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelles)
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, and The Japan Foundation (Performing Arts Japan Program for Europe) and  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 reflects on mobility and memory.

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