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Close the door,open your mouth

Contemporary Dance: Dance Theatron No. 5

Artistic Director : Asami Maki
Production Director : Yoko Miki
Lighting Design : Yuji Sawada
Sound Design : Kunito Mizuki
Stage Manager : Akira Watanuki
Sponsored by : Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

March, 2001 Saturday 10 Sunday 11
3:00pm   X
7:00pm X  
The theatre opens 45 minutes before the curtain rises.

Available from Wednesday 20 December, 2000 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

Type Seat S Seat A Seat B
Price ¥5,250 ¥4,200 ¥3,150
Seat Z(¥1,500) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.

Dancing One-Two Punch!
Kota Yamazaki and Kim Itoh.
Both are young and energetic choreographers who are leading the contemporary dancing circles.
Active in the world's dancing arena, the two will appear in the first Dance Teatron in the 21st century with their respective new works.
In all ages, the key to communication is love.
An ultimate ballad that is sung in the 21st century.
Choreographed and staged by : Kota Yamazaki
Entered in "Tenshikan"(school of Butoh under Akira Kasai) in 1977.
In 1981 took Classic ballet lessons by late Hirofumi Inoue.
In 1989 invited by Daniel Larrieu (French comtemporary choreographer) to study at Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d'Angers. In 1994, with "inflection" he was finalist for the Choreographique Internationales de Bagnolet. He founded his company "rosy CO." in 1996.
Scenery : Toyoo Itoh
Technical Coordinator : Kiyotaka Kobayashi
Music : Keiichiro Shibuya
Cast : Kota Yamazaki / Kuniko Kisanuki
Hiroko Okubo / Hiromi Obuchi
Namie Kita / Kinuko Shimada
Smith Sadira / Hiroyuki Iguchi
Tooru Omi / Takayuki Shiraishi
Katsutoshi Setoda / Tomohisa Hikita
Kaiji Moriyama
Close the door,open your mouth
Cooperation, opposition, disagreement.
Various forms of communication will be presented in the closed space.
Choreographed and staged by : Kim Itoh
Practiced Butoh under Butoh dancer Anzu Furukawa in 1987, and started his solo work in 1990.
In 1995 establised his own dance company Kim Itoh + Glorious Future.
In 1996 won the International Choreography Award and National Advisory Panel Award for the 5th Rencontres Choréographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis.
He has now been conducting several tours annually both in Japan and abroad.
Scenery : Tsuneo Kojima
Production Music Director : Yasuhide Itoh
Cast : Kim Itoh / Jouqim Sabate
Arnon Zlotnik (Countertenor & Dancer)
Performers : Kaoru Uemura (1st violin)
Tsuyoshi Watanabe (2nd violin)
Tomoko Fukumoto (viola)
Shigeo Horiuchi (violincello)
Yasuhide Itoh (cembalo)