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.

上演スケジュール

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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)

    YCAM Exclusive Stage & Music Performance


    The Chelfitsch troupe around playwright/director Toshiki Okada, a leading figure in the realm of contemporary performing arts in Japan, stage their play "Ground and Floor."
    The piece's central theme is Japan and the Japanese language, illustrated in the form of a fictional story set in Japan in the near future. Against the backdrop of a restless nation on the verge of collapse and war, the story revolves around a family and its contrasting, disconnected members: the old mother, whose ghost continues to appear in front of her family after her death; and the young mother, who is about to give birth to a baby. "Ground and Floor" is to be categorized as a work of "music theater" that was realized in collaboration with the band Sangatsu, who were previously in charge of musical accompaniment in Chelfitsch's piece "Current Location" (2011). Sangatsu's live set following the performance completes a program that is typically YCAM considering the facility's tried-and-trusted acoustic conditions."
    One day after the event, Toshiki Okada, together with members of Sangatsu and YCAM, will hold a workshop on the theme of "music theater", with the aim to enhance the participants' experience of the play and the process of its production. Look forward to a YCAM exclusive program showcasing a piece that has been highly evaluated in Japan and abroad since its first performance in 2013.

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    Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells "The Quiet Volume"

    Date :
    2014-12-01(月)–2014-12-14(日)
    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)

    Time: everyday 11:00 / 11:30 / 12:20 / 13:00 / 13:40 / 14:30 / 15:00
    Please specify the date and the time of the performance you want to see when purchasing your ticket. If seats are available on the day of the performance, tickets will be available via phone or at the ticket office till 30 minutes before the performance.

    Re-encountering with Reading




    The Quiet Volume is a whispered, self-generated and "automatic" performance (Autoteatro) for two at a time, exploiting the particular tension common to any library worldwide. Two audience members / participants sit side-by-side. Taking cues from words both written and whispered they find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. The piece exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience, allowing aspects of it we think of as deeply internal to leak out into the surrounding space, and to leak from one reader's sphere into another's. Being read to by someone as a child, we begin to read on our own and continue to do so throughout our lives. What is it that we hear in our minds whenever we read?

    Performed in the libraries of 38 countries, the piece won the Bessie Awards for sound design, annual award for innovative achievement in dance and related performances, in 2013.

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