Kunio Sugihara

FRINGE “HAPPLAY ♥ ”

atelier GEKKEN—— painted pink for one month!?

Within the Fringe Performance project at Kyoto Experiment, the works of up-and-coming, highspirited young artists will be presented for a month at atelier GEKKEN. Expectations are set on how the artists will tackle this performatic space, painted pink according to the concept of director Kunio Sugihara. The theaterʼs process of becoming pink and of being painted back into its original black will be recorded and uploaded on the web.
Watch out for HAPPY PLAY!

Building the BEST playground ever!
When I invite people to my own performances, I avoid the usual “Come and see it!” and instead say “Come and play!” To me, this ʻplayingʼ instead of a ʻseeingʼ is a very important thing. I really believe that the stage is like a playground on which, well, you ʻplayʼ, as in acting but also as in enjoying. I also think that the people who actually come to the theater to play, and enjoy with us a common time and space, should go home having experienced at least a bit of happiness. I guess that is the true essence of theater.

In autumn of 2010 we will really turn atelier GEKKEN into our playground for a month! Through each and every play that is born on this playground we hope to share with our spectators a sense of happiness… Thereʼs no better thing than this! A great number of companies and artists have put their energy together to make this come true!!
So, are you ready?
Only if you come will you be able to take part in the fun!
Donʼt miss this chance to raise your spirit high and play♥
“HAPPLAY♥”

concept by Kunio Sugihara

Program
Kunio Sugihara
CULTURAL FESTIVAL in KYOTO
10.28 (Thu) – 10.29 (Fri)

Oniku du Soleil
Oniku du Soleil’s ATHLETIC FESTIVAL
10.30 (Sat)

TOMOHIKO KYOGOKU
SOLO DANCE PROJECT
KAIROU
10.30 (Sat)

lolo
Always everybody crazy love love
lovely the Third elementary Schoooooll
11.2 (Tue) – 11.3 (Wed)

faifai
A STORY OF Y O’CLOCK
11.5 (Fri) – 11.7 (Sun)

co. TABA-MAKI
TOWER
11.9 (Tue) – 11.10 (Wed)

Baobab
The perfect layout of the purewhite soup plate
11.9 (Tue) – 11.10 (Wed)

mum & gypsy
Hello School, Bye Bye
11.12 (Fri) – 11.14 (Sun)

Pijin Neji
the acting motivation
11.15 (Mon) – 11.16 (Tue)

Kodomo Kyojin
3p!!!
11.18 (Thu) – 11.20 (Sat)

YEAR
2010
CATEGORY