David Wampach
Dance|MONTPELLIER, FRANCE Japan Premiere 3/5-3/7

  • David Wampach,

    David Wampach, "URGE," 2015. © Marc Coudrais

  • David Wampach,

    David Wampach, "URGE," 2015. © Marc Coudrais

The physical wildness that resides in the extraordinary, witnessed from the edge of humanity that is cannibalism

David Wampach has built a reputation over recent years as an artist to watch, presenting his work at major festivals and theaters around the globe. Following his six-month creative residency at Kyoto’s Villa Kujoyama in 2011, Wampach developed an interest in the physicality of Japanese angura (underground) theater, and plans to research the work of Shuji Terayama on this new visit to Japan.

Here presented in Japan for the first time, URGE tackles the theme of cannibalism. While a social taboo, cannibalism is nonetheless an extremely primitive human act: one of appropriating another person. Wampach has continued to explore the acts of trance and ceremony, and here takes on a seemingly sensational theme as a pretext for raising questions. On stage, the demure human body becomes something physically extraordinary. Starting with the topic of cannibalism, Wampach finally talks about desire and overflow, which are present in every kind of relationships.


March 5(Sat) 18:00- [Sold out]
  6(Sun) 20:00-
  7(Mon) 20:00-

※Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance


North Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

13 Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

*10 min. walk from Exit 1, Higashiyama Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway


55 min.


Children under 12 must be accompanied by parents.


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.