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The Sound of Future SYNC.
Contemporary Dance: Dance Planet No. 11

Choreographed and directed by : Koike Hiroshi
Performed by : Pappa TARAHUMARA
Artistic Director : Maki Asami
Production Director : Miki Yoko
Music : Leslie Stuck / Nakagawa Toshio
Scenery : Koike Hiroshi
Art Object : Moriwaki Hiroyuki / Tanaka Masato / Miyagi Aya
Visual Design : Sasaki Nariaki
Costume : Hamai Koji
Lighting : Sekine Akiko
Sound Design : Ezawa Chikako
Stage Manager : Oyachi Chikara
Sponsored by : Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

Ogawa Mariko Matsushima Makoto Shirai Sachiko Miura Hiroyuki
Sekiguchi Makie Arata Mao Akiba Mutsuko Ki Jin-Ryung
Ikeno Takuya Kumagai Tomohiko Josh Fox Arifwaran Shaharudin
Tom Truss Ye Hyo Seung

September 2002 Friday 20 Saturday 21 Sunday 22
2:00pm   X X
7:30pm X X  
The theatre opens 45 minutes before the curtain rises.

Available from Wednesday 12 June, 2002 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 A Seat B
Price ¥5,250 ¥3,150

Power to Dance Further Ahead; Toward a Distant Place Shimmering with Light

The Contemporary Dance 2002/2003 Season of the New National Theatre, Tokyo will open with the appearance of Koike Hiroshi. The unique stage production created by Pappa TARAHUMARA, a theatre company led by Koike, is attracting public attention not only in Japan but also in other parts of the world. Transcending all the genres of dance, drama, art and music and leading theatrical performances to new dimensions, he has created the new work The Sound of Future SYNC. for the NNTT's Dance Planet series.

Last year, Pappa TARAHUMARA celebrated the 20th anniversary of its establishment and in December, it presented WD, a monumental work that combined its past theatrical achievements into one. Based on the Chapter of the Future, the last chapter of this great epic that visually examines the history of the 20th century, The Sound of Future SYNC. focuses only on the present and future of the epic. It attempts to find ways of living in the new century.

In the 21st century, the big keywords will probably be "chaos" and "order". Human beings may increasingly be forced to open their eyes to the threats of nature and consider natural phenomena important. It is not likely that the gap between the rich and poor and between the informed and uninformed will be reduced, nor is it likely that ethnic conflicts will be resolved. However, human beings make desperate efforts to try to look for some gleam of hope or other. It is also true that only from such efforts can something be seen.

What kind of hope should one cherish? How does one escape from chaos? An invisible interaction between chaos and hope will be depicted in an abundance of light and images.

Profile of Koike Hiroshi
Koike Hiroshi graduated from Faculty of Social Science, Hitotsubashi University.
As a TV director, he produced a number of documentary films. In 1982, he formed Pappa TARAHUMARA theatrical company and has created, written the storyline for and directed all of the works for his company since then. His stage direction, which incorporates voice expression as well, is highly evaluated as a form of performing arts that are unique in that it transcends the traditional genres of dance, drama and art. Pappa TARAHUMARA has given a number of performances overseas. Since 1996, Koike has served as artistic director for Tsukuba City.
His stage works include PARADE, AO, SHIP IN A VIEW, ISLAND, SPRING DAY and WD.