Yudai Kamisato participates Festival Theaterformen 2020 (Braunschweig, Germany)!
This year, the festival with a theme of “A Sea of Islands” will be held online due to COVID-19. Yudai will present an audio play.
From December 2019 to February 2020, Yudai did research with Mark Teh, Director, Curator and Researcher in Malaysia, in the Ryukyu Islands and northern Thailand as “Collaborative Research: Re-Reading the history from the South.” He makes a new piece based on the research collaboration.
As the theater version is postponed this year, he creates the online version. It will be steamed at Festival Theaterformen 2020, and after it will be presented several times as a series.
More details will be launched in early July.
Festival Theaterformen 2020 Website is here
Tracing the origins of shochu and redrawing maps
Shochu, a type of Japanese alcoholic beverage, is said to have come to Japan from Thailand, via the Ryukyu Islands. Working on the hypothesis that Okinawa can still function as a relay point linking Japan and other Asian countries, as the Ryukyu kingdom once did, Yudai Kamisato is researching the production of distilled spirits on the Ryukyu Islands (including Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, the main Okinawa island, and Miyakojima) and the provinces of Chiang Mai and Phrae in northern Thailand. He traces the transmission of distilled spirits and takes a close look at the wavering of borders in Southeast and East Asia.
As members of the audience, in the act of watching a play in the theater, we may feel the influence on our own bodies. The online “theatrical work” created this time is designed to have the performance unfold in the brains of each and every audience member (viewer), and thereby give their bodies a theatrical experience.
KHAO KHAO CLUB.mp3
Date｜July 11th 2:00 AM ~ 13th 7:00 AM (in Japan time)
（July 10th 7:00 PM ~ 12th 24:00 PM (in Germany time))
Language｜Japanese with English and German scripts (TBC)
Duration｜approx. 30 min. (TBC)
Playwright, Direction: Yudai Kamisato
Performer: Sumire Urata
Technical team: Woomin Hyun, Masashi Wada
Producer: Tamiko Ouki(precog)
Project manager: Megumi Mizuno(precog)
Planning and Production Management by precog co., LTD.
Research collaborator: Mark Teh
Production: P, Okazaki Art Theatre
Co-produced by Festival Theaterformen 2020
Supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Saison Foundation (for “Collaborative Research: Re-Reading the history from the South”)