Stage Performance Series VOL.62 Original Tempo 'Shut up, Play!!'
Coming to Kochi this Christmas is “Original Tempo”, a playful group of techno-savvy entertainers lauded in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, London and Edinburgh for their mixed bag of video/music/performance art that is unprecedented in Japan. Using an array of objects as instruments from your common utensils, to confectionery, water, TV set, and even cup noodles, the performance keeps the audience reeling in looped applause for this gadgetry circus. 80 full minutes of excitement, coming to you in Kochi!
Acting like a band, playing music like a sport, and dancing like a drawing, this performance draws in the audience to connect with everyday experiences, morphs their sights and sounds and brings them on to the stage. Active audience participation is encouraged so please, join in on the fun!
Date: 22 December, 2010 (Wednesday)
Doors open: 6:00pm Starts: 6:30pm (80min)
Venue: Museum of Art, Kochi, Museum Hall
Capacity: 399 seats, free seating
Admission: \1000 advance / \1500 door / \500 elementary school and under
* Holders of physical disability cards, care assistance cards, disability cards, war wounded veteran cards, A-Bomb victim health cards, and 1 accompanying caregiver will receive a 30% discount. Physical disability discount advance ticket sales will be handled by the Museum Shop.
Produced by: Worry Kinoshita
Introducing: Yukihide Hirabayashi, Shuichi Sakaguchi, Yuka Hyodo, Katsunori Takayama, Rui Kojima, Yasuaki Uematsu, Kotoba Takumi
Stage direction: Koji Takeyoahi
Lighting: Naoko Kato
Video art: Kiyotaka Yoshimitsu
Graphic design: Yuya Okada, Misa Miyaaki (CURSOR)
Production: Miwako Inoue
Brought to you by: The Museum of Art, Kochi.
353-2 Takasu, Kochi City 781-8123
TEL 088-866-8000 / FAX 088-866-8008
Supported by: Kochi Shimbun, RKC Broadcasting Kochi, NHK Broadcasting Kochi, KUTV Kochi, KSS Sunsun TV, KCB Kochi Cable TV, FM Kochi, Kochi City FM Broadcast, Kochi Prefectural Board of Education, Kochi City Board of Education
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2010
Advance Ticket sold at: Museum Shop, Museum of Art, Kochi / Koshin Play Guide / Kochi City Cul-port Museum Shop / Kochi Daimaru Play Guide / Lawson Ticket (L-code:62173)
Free Childcare Service: If you will be watching the performance and require child-care, please make a tentative booking by phone. Child-care is limited to pre-school children aged 6 months and above. [reservation deadline: December 15 Capacity: 10 people]
Founded by Worry Kinoshita in 2002, performance group “Original Tempo” creates works where no words are exchanged. Since its beginning it had transcended traditional notions of theatre, music and dance. Using voice, the body and everyday objects such as water, wood, board, and television sets in bizarre ways, the group has garnered acclaim for “manipulating the ordinary and repainting them into entertainment”. Successful tours around the world have led their performance to be branded as the “work of the next-generation’s youth culture of Japan”.
2005 Chuncheong International Theatre Festival (Korea)
Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan)
2007 try-out performance at Osaka Art Creative Center (Osaka, Japan)
2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Scotland, U.K.)
2009 Singapore Art Festival “Flip Side” (Singapore)
N20 Comedy Festival (London, U.K.)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Scotland, U.K.)
Seika Theatre 5th Anniversary Program “Cross-Boundary Performers” (Osaka, Japan)