KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2014

2013.9.27-10.19

Chiten “Kein Licht. (No Light.)” Theater|KYOTO Kansai premiere 10/18-10/19

  • photo: Hisaki Matsumoto

    photo: Hisaki Matsumoto

  • photo: Hisaki Matsumoto

    photo: Hisaki Matsumoto

A landscape woven by voice, light and bodies.
Does it proclaim the end? Or hope?

Launching their studio UNDER-THROW in Kitashirakawa, Kyoto and presenting their work on a regular basis, Chiten has not only established a distinct style of performance and its own ticketing system, but also speaks to an international audience directly from Kyoto – as if it’s their manifesto on the public nature of theater. For their fourth appearance at Kyoto Experiment, instead of premiering new work as it did the last three years, Chiten introduces a piece shown at Festival/Tokyo 12, the critically acclaimed Kein Licht. While the original text is written by Elfriede Jelinek, the Austrian Nobel Prize-winner, as an homage to 3.11, Chiten reinterprets it in their own particular theatrical vernacular, a unique style of language which has been described as “Chitenese”.

Being a rare example of Chiten working with a contemporary text, the work questions the boundary between the voice of the actors and the voice of the dead – where the agency lies. Together with a live “sound machine” by Masahiro Miwa and space designed by Junpei Kiz, an overwhelmingly intense environment where sound/voice/body countervail each other emerges. The light of enlightenment leading to a state in which there is no light of hope. What we see on stage is beyond our imagination.

Date

10/ 18 (Sat) 19:00-
19 (Sun) 14:00-

※Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance

※Same day ticket sales will be start 1h prior to the performance

Venue

Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza
(Kyoto University of Art and Design)

2-116, Uryuyama Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

*From Kitaoji Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway, take No.204 City Bus bound for Ginkakuji and get off at Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokei Univ.

Post-performance Talk

10/18 (Sat) 19:00-
10/19 (Sun) 19:00-

Duration

110min

Languages

Performed in Japanese

Attention

Children under school age are not accepted into the theaters.

Tickets

Adult Adv. ¥3,500 / Day ¥4,000
Youth, Student Adv. ¥3,000 / Day ¥3,500
Senior Adv. ¥3,000 / Day ¥3,500
High School Student
and Younger
Adv. ¥1,000 / Day ¥1,000
Pair ¥6,000(Advance only)

Youth tickets → Up to 25
Senior tickets → 65 & Up
*Reserved Seating

Available from August 1, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
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