2016.10.22 - 11.13

Chiharu Shinoda
Theater|BANGKOK, THAILAND New Creation 11/11−11/13

  • Design by Kazuki Takakura

    Design by Kazuki Takakura

A Japanese artist known for her unique style adapts a radical play from Chile

Chiharu Shinoda started her career as a director with FAIFAI, a group that broke down theatrical conventions and appropriated pop and street elements. Since 2012, Shinoda has worked solo and is now based in Bangkok, Thailand, where she creates theater collectively with various collaborators. From 2014, her work has attempted to renounce or challenge theater, or exploit theater as an opportunity to experiment. Her latest project is Zoo, written by leading Chilean theater artist Manuela Infante.

Premiered in Japan at Kyoto Experiment 2016 Spring by Infante herself, the lecture performance features scientists who have discovered an indigenous tribe, exploring the “exhibition of humanity” and colonialism. In Shinoda’s version, she examines who is “the Other” for the Japanese and exhibits it to audiences. Proficient in coordinating encounters between people from differing cultural backgrounds, Shinoda brilliantly extracts a whole new essence from the play.


November 11(Fri) 20:00-
12(Sat) 19:30- [Sold out]
13(Sun) 13:30-, 19:30-

Post-performance event (TBD): November 12

Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance


Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center

546-2, Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

5 min. walk from Exit 22 or 24, Shijo Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway, Karasuma Station, Hankyu Line


75 min. (TBD)


Performed in Japanese and English (with Japanese and English surtitles)


Audiences may not enter or leave after the performance has started


Adult Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000
Youth, Student Adv. ¥2,000 / Day ¥2,500
Senior Adv. ¥2,000 / Day ¥2,500
High School Student
and Younger
Adv. ¥1,000 / Day ¥1,000
Pair ¥4,500(advance only)

Youth tickets → Up to 25
Senior tickets → 65 & Up
Unreserved Seating

Available from December 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m.