Kunio Sugihara

FRINGE “GroundP★”

As a fringe project, Kyoto Experiment 2011 introduces the work of young emerging artists at atelier GEKKEN and the former Rissei Elementary School for two weeks. Under the direction of Kunio Sugihara, atelier GEKKEN’s floor turns into a sand pit and the building of the former Rissei Elementary School becomes another performance venue. How do the artists approach the two “Play Grounds”?

Let’s play together★

People say kids are geniuses of play. Looking back now, I used to create nonsense games with my friends and play all day long when I was a kid. Our playgrounds were the school building, the school’s grounds, the park or our houses. Every once in a while, I realize I haven’t changed much since then. I now play in a playground called the “theater”. In this ground, I think I am just as much a genius as a child at play (!).
For this year’s fringe project, I came up with the idea of two “playgrounds”. And I encourage other geniuses to play fully for 2 weeks in it! Theater is the best playground. And to me, theatrical performance is all about seriously playing in that “playground”. For that, to share a HAPPY♥ time with an audience that comes to step in the same playground is the essence of theater performance and how I wish theater to be.
Are you ready? Please come and play!! And make sure you give it everything you’ve got when you come !!!!!
“GroundP★”Concept: Kunio Sugihara

Program
Okazaki Art Theatre
There is No City for Us
10.4[Tue] – 10.5[Wed]
Former Rissei Elementary School

lolo
Summersummersummersummer
10.5[Wed]-10.6[Thu]
atelier GEKKEN

KENTARO!!
After rain, clear up/elementary school version
10.7[Fri]- 10.9[Sun]
Former Rissei Elementary School

GEKIDAN NONOUE
NIOUHITO
10.8[Sat]-10.9[Sun]
atelier GEKKEN

Momonga Complex
Anyway,as you like it.
10.8[Sat]-10.10[Mon]
Former Rissei Elementary School

Waruishibai
Catch and release
10.11[Tue]-10.12[Wed]
atelier GEKKEN

HANCHU-YUEI
Ganymede
10.11[Tue]-10.13[Thu]
Former Rissei Elementary School

Baobab
Relax★
10.14[Fri]-10.16[Sun]
atelier GEKKEN

BANANA GAKUEN JYUNJYO OTOMEGUMI
BANAGAKU★☆Super Spunky Sports Autumn
Grand Tournament!!!!! -Kyoto ver.
10.15[Sat]-10.16[Sun]
Former Rissei Elementary School

YEAR
2011