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Toshiki Okada / chelfitsch, Teppei Kaneuji
消しゴム山
ERASER MOUNTAIN
Theatre, Visual Arts
Language Japanese with English and German surtitles
Duration 2 hr 20 min
Prices EUR 20 / 30
Dates
19. November
Friday
Time 8pm
 
20. November
Saturday
Time 8pm
 
21. November
Sunday
Time 8pm
 
© Yurika Kono
© Yurika Kono
© Yurika Kono
  • Evening programme

    Please click here to download the evening programme.

  • Q & A

    20 November, following the performance

Toshiki Okada, for Europe one of the foremost protagonists of Japanese contemporary theatre, is returning to the Wiener Festwochen. This time with the charmingly chaotic arrangement Eraser Mountain. In a collaboration with visual artist and set designer Teppei Kaneuji, Okada explores increasingly unstable relations between people and objects. It all begins with a broken-down washing machine. Rendered redundant, it no longer has a useful purpose and becomes uncontrollable. The performers disappear among brightly coloured tubes, balls and nets. Taken out of their everyday context, they all create an unmanageable commotion. An egalitarian landscape comprised of materials, projections, performers and sound emerges, radically challenging humankind’s presumptuous interventions in nature. For Okada, the starting point for Eraser Mountain was the man-made raising of the Rikuzentakata coastline in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. With urgency and poetry, he explores the possibility of humankind’s presence in a world not based on hierarchies. The Anthropocene? That’s so passé!

  • Artistic Team

    Text, Direction Toshiki Okada Scenography Teppei Kaneuji With Izumi Aoyagi, Mari Ando, Yuri Itabashi, Takuya Harada, Makoto Yazawa, Leon Kou Yonekawa Costume Kyoko Fujitani (FAIFAI) Lighting direction Masayoshi Takada (RYU) Sound planning Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG) Video direction Shimpei Yamada Technical Direction Koro Suzuki Stage management Chikage Yuyama Direction assistance Nagara Wada Translation Surtitles Aya Ogawa (English), Andreas Regelsberger (German) Producer Tamiko Ouki (precog) Associate producer Miyuki Tanaka Production management Megumi Mizuno Production assistance Nanami Endo Tour stage management Daijiro Kawakami tour stage management assistance Yuzuko Matsushima Tour lighting operator Kousuke Ashidano (RYU) Tour sound operator Masahide Ando Tour video operator Shiori Saito (AOZORA) Graphic tour Teppei Kaneuji Production management tour Asami Hori Project management tour Yuri Saito Production partner precog co., LTD.

  • Production

    Production chelfitsch Coproduction Eraser Mountain Wiener Festwochen, Kyoto Experiment, Festival d’Automne à Paris, T2G – Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. M.) Eraser Forest 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa) In Cooperation with CONNELING STUDY/YAMABUKI FACTORY, Steep Slope Studio, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Art Center Artists-in-Studios program, Tour with the support of Agency for Cultural Affairs / Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council Tour in cooperation with The Saison Foundation

    Copresentation Tanzquartier Wien

    This project consists of two versions, Eraser Mountain for the theatre, and Eraser Forest for the museum (opened in February 2020).

    Premiere October 2019, Kyoto Experiment

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