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Blue Time

  • Duration: 55 min
  • Japan
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Cie Arrow Dance Communication

Takeshi Yazaki takes us on a journey deep into the everyday lives of ordinary Japanese people.

A world away from the Buto tradition, Takeshi Yazaki explores some of the other horizons opened up by traditional Japanese dance.
Takeshi Yazaki serves up an alternative vision of Japanese society, an imagined version informed by his Franco-Japanese sensibility. Filled with magic and laughter, the show slips nimbly from mime to dance and back again.
In this performance Takeshi Yazaki invokes the concept of "Ma", one of the fundamental forces in Japanese culture. Similar to space-time, "Ma" comprises both the interstitial space and the connections it holds. Yazaki revels in the exploration of these liminal zones, the twilight between day and night where beings and their shadows melt into one: a subtle dialogue between body and space. 

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Director: Takeshi Yazaki
Choreography: Takeshi Yazaki
Lights: Yoshinori Oki
Sound: Osamu Kuroda
Performers: Takeshi Yazaki, Megumi Matsumoto, Kentaro Sato
Production: Société Claudia
Co-production: Blue Time; Centre National de la Danse - Pantin; Maison de la Culture du Japon - Paris; Catalys - Interface Culturelle
Production Space X (2003 version): Catalys - Interface Culturelle
With the support of: Fondation franco-japonaise Sasakawa

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  • Place of capture : Le Théâtre
  • Collection : Mimos 2004