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ITO KIM "Close the door, open your mouth""Flower History"
Contemporary Dance : Dance Theatron No. 11
PLAYHOUSE

<STAFF>
Artistic Director : Maki Asami
Production Director : Miki Yoko
Staging & Choreography : Ito Kim
Lighting : Sawada Yuji
Sound Design : Ezawa Chikako
Stage Manager : Nakahara Kazuhiko
Sponsored by : Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

>> Close the door, open your mouth
Scenery Kojima Tsuneo
Costumes Maeda Ayako
Music Director Ito Yasuhide
Dancers Ito Kim / Joaquim Sabate / Arnon Zlotnik
Musicians Uemura Kaoru (1st violin) / Watanabe Tsuyoshi (2nd violin) /
  Fukumoto Tomoko (viola) / Horiuchi Shigeo (cello) /
  Ito Yasuhide (cembalo)
>> Flower History
Scenery Kojima Tsuneo
Costume Domoto Kyoko
Assistant to Choreographer Kuroda Ikuyo
Dancers Kuroda Ikuyo / Shizawa Yu / Matsumura Tomoko / Yajima Kumiko

<PERFORMANCES>
May 2004 Saturday
15
Sunday
16
2:00pm   X
6:00pm X  
The theatre opens 60minutes before the curtain rises.

<ADVANCE TICKETS>
Available from Wednesday 25 February, 2004 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)
http://t.pia.co.jp/
http://eee.eplus.co.jp/

<TICKET PRICES>
Type Seat S Seat A Seat B
Price
¥5,250
¥4,200
¥3,150

PƖq_B̌ߌItoh Kim is one of the artists garnering much public attention in today's dance scene. Each of his performances furnishes a new topic of conversation, and his demonstration of his ability at two past performances at the NNTT is no exception. In the forthcoming production, he will give a repeat performance of Close the door, open your mouth, whose 2001 premiere was highly acclaimed. The new work will also employ female ballet dancers in its presentation. The world of Itoh Kim, who continues to take on the challenge of breaking fresh ground, will fully unfold at the Playhouse.

Close the door, open your mouth
The setting is a closed space reminiscent of an empty room. A combination of live chamber music, singing by countertenors, and dance develops in this space. Music becomes dance, and dance becomes music ? kaleidoscopic changes in communication between music and dance in which the two art forms are intermingled on equal terms.

Flower History
She is born, crawls, walks, runs, stumbles, recovers, stretches up, jumps down, takes a rest, falls in love, gets injured, experiences pain, real pain, runs again to forget the pain, passes by somebody, stops to think, is awakened, does it again, happily discovers that everything went considerably well, convinces herself that she will follow this policy for some time, turns around, recalls, looks into her partner's eyes calmly, is surprised at her own wrinkled face reflected in her partner's eyes and believes that there is only one path left for her. Bloom, bloom and bloom in all your glory.
An ode to the process of death, which begins as soon as one is born; a story peculiar to women.
(Itoh Kim)



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