Inspired by the anti-war masterpiece The Green Table 2017

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Inspired by Kurt Jooss’s anit-war masterpiece “The Green Table (1932)”, “The Green Table 2017” has been created as a completely new piece without using any choreography nor music of the original. “The Green Table 2017” questions what a classical masterpiece means to us within the contemporary time frame and how we can hand down such an important dance piece to the next generation.

Choreography : Toshiko Oka
Stage design : Kaoru Hironaka
Performers : Masaru Kakio, Seiko Kuwano, Koji Itose, Ema Fumiyama, Kentaro Sato, Erina Yamai, Keisuke Murata, Haruka Saeki, Kyoko Oku, Toshiko Oka, Workshop participants of Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio
Special appearance : Yoshito Ohno
Musical collaboration : Yuko Tamura

Dates & Time :
Wednesday, September 5, 2018. 20:00-
Thursday, September 6, 2018. 20:00-
(Duration : approximately 60 min.)

Venue :
Goethe-Institut Tokyo (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission fee :
(advance purchase) Adult : 3,000 yen/ Student: 2,500 yen/ Group of 5 person : 12,000 yen
(at the door) 3,500 yen for all

Presented by Dance Archive Network (NPO)
Co-produced by Canta Co.Ltd.
Supported by Arts Council Tokyo
In special cooperation with Goethe-Institut Tokyo
In cooperation with Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and Ensemble Sonne

"Green Table 2017" at Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater in April, 2018 (photo: Osamu Awane)

DAN's neswletter no.12 (PDF)

*Eri Karatsu, a producer and senior curator of Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater, contributed an article on "Green Table 2017" to DAN's neswletter no.12.

Apéro ! Apéro !

From 7 pm to the opening of the performance, drink and snack will be served at the venue. You can have either a glass of beer, wine, or soft drink as Apéro --the aperitif, with a light meal for 500 yen.
Relax with Apéro after your work, and enjoy the “Green Table 2017”!!

Toshiko Oka

A native of Kobe, Oka graduated from the Dance Department at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. She directs the dance group Ensemble Sonne based in Kobe. With the method she learned in Germany, her dance pieces question the existence of human beings through the body which we all have in common. She attended Kazuo Ohno Festival yearly since 2010. Her recent works include “Mayoi / Unsettled Mind” and “The current Flying Classroom”. Awarded: Kobe Nagata Cultural Award (2014) and KOBE ART AWARD (2018).

Masaru Kakio

Began his career as a dancer in 1997, he has taken participated in Oka Toshiko’s Ensemble Sonne since 2004. Between 2006 and 2009, he was active in contact Gonzo, an improvisational performance group based in Osaka. His recent appearances include “Sea Water (2014)” with the director Yukichi Matsumoto and the Japanese-Vietnamese painter Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, “Sarutomortale (2015)” choreographed by Osamu Jareo and “Prayer (2015)” choreographed by Nora Chippomura

Yoshito Ohno

Born in Tokyo in 1938 as the second son of Kazuo Ohno, Yoshito Ohno’s stage debut was in the role of the young boy in Kinjiki [Forbidden Colours] directed by Tatsumi Hijikata in 1959. Throughout the 1960s he appeared in many of Tatsumi Hijikata’s works until he retired in 1969. His comeback was in 1985 when he appeared alongside Kazuo Ohno in “The Dead Sea”. He has been performing and giving workshops all over the world. His recent works include “Flowers and Birds (2013)”, the lecture-performance “It was that way (2016)” and “Clear-Eyed Spirits (2017)”, the collaboration with Anohni.


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Access to the venue

Goethe-Institut Tokyo (7-5-56 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
7 minute-walk from the exit 4 of Aoyama-Itchome on Tokyo-Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line and Oedo Line