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KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2017

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Xiaoxing Sun

Here Is the Message You Asked For... Don't Tell Anyone Else ;-)

AllJapan premiereTheater

October 20−October 21, 2017Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza

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Official Program

Xiaoxing Sun

Here Is the Message You Asked For... Don't Tell Anyone Else ;-)

A raw portrait from China of the simultaneously real and virtual worlds of the Internet, mobile phones, cosplay and live streaming

A leading figure in the Beijing fringe theater scene, and very popular with millennial-generation audiences, the playwright, director and critic Xiaoxing Sun presents his work for the first time in Japan.

Here Is the Message You Asked For... Don’t Tell Anyone Else ;-) (這是你要的那條信息……不要讓別人看到;-)) is his most recent play, which starts with a mundane scene: girls sitting on beds while using their phones. The young women do whatever takes their fancy, from live streaming to cosplay. As they become increasingly immersed in a virtual world, the play gradually dissolves the line between the performers and audience.

The title comes from the email subject line used by Melissa, the computer virus that wreaked havoc around the world. This much-discussed work, whose title comes from the email subject line used by the computer virus Melissa, expresses the state of society today where the virtual is slowly encroaching on reality.

[Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto] Asia Corridor Performing Arts Program

Dates

October 20 (Fri)19:00- 【Sold Out】
October 21 (Sat)16:00- 【Sold Out】

Post-performance talk: October 21
- Xiaoxing Sun, Chikara Fujiwara (Critic/ BricolaQ)
Duration: 90 min.

Venue

Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza 2-116 Uryuyama Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8271
-From Kitaoji Station (Municipal Subway Karasuma Line), take the Kyoto City Bus 204 towards “Takano / Ginkakuji” and alight at “Kamihatecho Kyoto Zoukei Geidai-mae”.

ACCESS

Language

Chinese
A Japanese translation will be available on LINE.

Ticket Prices

Adult Advance ¥2,500
Day ¥3,000
Youth , Students Advance ¥2,000
Day ¥2,500
High School Students & Younger Advance ¥1,000
Day ¥1,000
Pair ¥4,500 (advance only)

Youth Tickets: available for those aged up to 25 years old.

TICKET SETS

Advance tickets on sale from 11:00 / August 8, 2017

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Day Tickets

Same day tickets will be available for each performance at the venue box office one hour before the performance starts.

The latest information on ticket availability will be updated below at 11:30am on the day of each performance. We also accept ticket availability inquiries by phone.
Ticket Center: 075-213-0820 (11:00-20:00).

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Profile

Xiaoxing Sun(孙晓星)

Xiaoxing Sun was born in Tianjin in 1986 and is now based in Beijing. He is a playwright, theater director, and critic. He graduated from Central Academy of Drama and teaches theater at Tianjin Conservatory of Music. He formed the theater company en? (What has happened? How does it come to this?) in 2015. Inspired by comic books and online communities for young people in China, his recent work includes Drift Home (2014), Love’s Labour’s Lost (2015), and Here Is the Message You Asked For... Don’t Tell Anyone Else ;- ) (2016). His links to contemporary theater in Japan are strong. He served as dramaturge for Absolute Airplane, which was written and directed by Makoto Sato in China, and also moderated a talk in Beijing by the online theater magazine Engeki Saikyoron.

Xiaoxing Sun, Here Is the Message You Asked For... Don't Tell Anyone Else ;-) Photo by Photo by Huang Zhihao

Xiaoxing Sun, Here Is the Message You Asked For... Don't Tell Anyone Else ;-) Photo by Photo by Huang Zhihao

Xiaoxing Sun, Here Is the Message You Asked For... Don't Tell Anyone Else ;-) Photo by Chen Jingnian

Xiaoxing Sun, Love's Labour's Lost Photo by KillaiB

Xiaoxing Sun, Speed Show: Drifting Net Cafè Photo by Zhou Nengneng

Xiaoxing Sun, Speed Show: Drifting Net Cafè Photo by Tong Chang


Credits

[Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto] Asia Corridor Performing Arts Program
Creation
en? (What has happened? How does it come to this?), Chunqiu Theatre Company, Dream Can
Director and stage designer
Xiaoxing Sun
Co-directors
Yue Ming, Gui Xi Feng
Performers
Yue Ming, A Sheng, Midori, Hua Hua
Band
A Re, A Can, Qi Yu
Producer
Zhenzhen Wu, Yuan Zhang
Lighting
Chunyu Miao, Shengqing Wang
Stage manager
Guozhu Huang
Technical director
Nannan Jia
Interpreter
Zhenzhen Wu
Producer assistant
Rui He, Zexuan Jia
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs Arts and Culture Creativity Platform Project 2017
Presented by
Culture City of East Asia 2017: Kyoto Executive Committee, Kyoto Experiment, Kyoto City

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