Theatre Piece “TIME”
19th February 2012 Sunday
16:00- / 18:00-
at Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Middle Studio
Masashi NOMURA direction
Shuta Hasunuma x Ryouta Yamada（TOLTA）
What is the power of words? What is the power of music? What does it mean to share time and space? What is indispendensable for performing arts to be…? I would like to reflect once again on these simple questions regarding performing arts, exploring what poetry, music and theatre have in common. I hope that it will be some kind of happening that could be called “time” or “gathering,” generated from a focus on what “performance” is, in contrast to the current mode of performing arts, which tend to be defined as a unit by an artist’s name a title.
Shuta Hasunuma has been exploring new relationship between the space in which music is played, the gestures of musicians, and the visual and sonic experience through live performances. Ryouta Yamada has been exploring diverse forms of poetic language beyond publication and reading. This is an attempt to reconsider performing arts from the viewpoints of the two artists, whose activities are free from the established ideas in the genres, namely “music” and “poetry,” which involve both media reproduction and live performance.