theater

YCAM offers a broad range of contemporary forms of theatre, dance, and other genre-crossing physical expression. With the latest media-technological facilities encompassing imagery, sound, lighting, computers and others, YCAM is one of the best-equipped institutions in Japan. Internationally active artists from various genres produce works "in residence" in collaboration with and supported by the technically trained staff of our "InterLab" production department, making YCAM a place to experience pieces of high-quality performing arts.

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    "RAM 2014 Summer Camp"

    YCAM InterLab, Yoko Ando, Motoi Shimizu, Yasuaki Kakehi, Masahiko Inami, Chris Salter and others
    Date :
    2014-07-19 (Sat)–2014-07-21 (Mon)
    Venue :
    Studio A /
    Admission :

    10000 Yen

    Buy Ticket(Japanese)

    Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
    Tickets Information[YCAM]: +81-83-920-6111

    *Application required (application starts: June 7)

    Three-day workshop related to "Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM)", an ongoing joint research and development project by dancer Yoko Ando with Japanese and American software developers at YCAM since 2010.

    Participants do practical creative work using the "RAM Dance Toolkit" and the "MOTIONER" motion capture system that were developed as part of the project. The program also includes a "Programming Course for Dancers" and other unique lectures by specially invited guests lecturers.

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    chelfitsch "Ground and Floor"

    Date/Time :
    2014-12-06 (Sat)14:00
    Venue :
    Studio A /
    Admission :

    Advanced tickets ¥3,500 / “any” members & special discounts ¥3,000 / Under 26 ¥2,500 Tickets at the door ¥4,000

    Reserve Ticket

    Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
    Tickets Information[YCAM]: +81-83-920-6111

    Tickets on sale from October 11 (from October 4 for "any" members)

    Stage performance by playwright/director Toshiki Okada's theater company Chelfitsch. Realized in collaboration with the band Sangatsu, who also provided music for "Genzaichi" in 2011, this "music theater" piece portraying humans in the near future against the backdrop of a dwindling Japanese-speaking population has received high acclaim both in Japan and abroad since its premiere performance in 2013. As a YCAM exclusive, the performance will be followed by a live performance by Sangatsu.

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    Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells "The Quiet Volume"

    Date :
    2014-12-01(月)–2014-12-14(日)
    Time :
    11:00〜16:00 (Performance time: ca. 1 hour)
    Closed :
    Tuesdays
    Venue :
    Library /
    Admission :

    [Advanced tickets] single ¥800 / pair ¥1,500
    [Tickets at the door] single ¥1,000 / pair ¥1,800

    Reserve Ticket

    Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
    Tickets Information[YCAM]: +81-83-920-6111

    Tickets on sale from October 11 (from October 4 for "any" members)

    Visitors can choose from the following starting times
    11:00 / 11:30 / 12:20 / 13:00 / 13:40 / 14:30 / 15:00

    This experience-based "play without actors" set in a library was realized in collaboration between Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, two British artists who have been pushing the limits of contemporary theater.

    The stage for this piece is one single library table, on which notebooks, photo collections and other books prepared by the artists are piled up. Two visitors each form pairs to re-examine the experience of "reading" guided by writings in the notebooks and whispering voiced heard via headphones.

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  • The World of Dance in Word and Image vol.3 "Indeterminate Acts: A Rapid History of Technology, Movement, Choreography and Bodily Affects"

    Chris Salter
    Date :
    2014-07-19(土)
    Time :
    16:30
    Venue :
    Studio A /
    Admission :

    Advanced tickets ¥1,000 / “any” members & special discounts & Under 26 ¥800 Tickets at the door ¥1,500

    Reserve Ticket

    Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
    Tickets Information[YCAM]: +81-83-920-6111

    Part 3 of the "The World of Dance in Word and Image" series introducing central figures and movements in the history of performing arts by way of video footage.

    Instructor this time will be artist/researcher Chris Salter. In his highly regarded book "Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance" Salter illustrates the history of performance and technology based on examples not only from the realm of dance, but also from a wide range of other fields spanning music, architecture and activism and other fields. In this event, Salter will use rare historical footage to discuss how technological developments have changed the way dance is being produced and understood.

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    "RAM 2014 Summer Camp"

    YCAM InterLab, Yoko Ando, Motoi Shimizu, Yasuaki Kakehi, Masahiko Inami, Chris Salter and others
    Date :
    2014-07-19 (Sat)–2014-07-21 (Mon)
    Venue :
    Studio A /
    Admission :

    10000 Yen

    Reserve Ticket

    Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
    Tickets Information[YCAM]: +81-83-920-6111

    *Application required (application starts: June 7)

    Three-day workshop related to "Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM)", an ongoing joint research and development project by dancer Yoko Ando with Japanese and American software developers at YCAM since 2010.

    Participants do practical creative work using the "RAM Dance Toolkit" and the "MOTIONER" motion capture system that were developed as part of the project. The program also includes a "Programming Course for Dancers" and other unique lectures by specially invited guests lecturers.

    read more