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Looking to the relationship between words and movements

Workshop with Toshiki Okada

Toshiki Okada / Chelfitsch

Saturday 12 November 2011
Dance Room
10 €
In the context of the production Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner and the Farewell Speech, the writer and director Toshiki Okada offers a one-day workshop exploring the methodology and practice of his theatre company, Chelfitsch.

Toshiki Okada was born in Yokohama in 1973 and formed the theatre company chelfitsch in 1997.

Since then he has written and directed all the company’s productions, practicing a distinctive methodology for creating plays, and has come to be known for his use of hyper-colloquial Japanese and unique choreography. In 2005, his play Five Days in March won the prestigious 49th Kishida Drama Award, and Air Conditioner, was a finalist at the Toyota Choreography Awards 2005. In February 2007 his collection of novels The End of the Special Time We Were Allowed debuted and was awarded the Kenzaburo Oe Prize.

In recent years, he has widely drawn attention not only from the theater world and the contemporary dance scene, but also from those in fine arts and literature. He has been invited to numerous art centers, museums and festivals such as Nam June Pike Art Center (Seoul), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The National Museum of Art (Osaka) and Mori Museum of Art (Tokyo), and Yokohama Triennale. In March 2008, he presented Freetime, a piece co-produced by KUNSTEN FESTIVAL DES ARTS (Brussels), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), and Festival d’Automne (Paris).

In October 2009, Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech was premiered in Berlin, in co-production with Hebbel Am Ufer (Berlin) and it was performed in 13 cities inside and outside Japan. While his stories and plays continue to be published in Japan, his works have also been translated into many languages and published abroad.

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Japanese, with simultaneous translation, and English

Aimed at:
Students of drama and dance schools, professional actors, directors

T: 213 017 8004
Email: education@sgt.gr
Ms Myrto Lavda