Okazaki Art Theater
+51 Aviación, San Borja
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 7.30 p, *
Monday, September 11, 2017, 7.30 pm
Kedai Kebun Forum
Jl. Tirtodipuran No. 3, Yogyakarta
* followed by post talk show
The show uses Japanese with Indonesian subtitles
Duration: 80 minutes
Script / Director / Design Stage: Yudai Kamisato
Players: Masahiko Ono, Wataru Omura, Mari Kodama
Technical Director: Ayumu Okubo
Lighting Director: Ryoya Fudetani
Sound Director: Masashi Wada
Stage Manager: Shuji Hamamura
Dramaturge: Hinako Arao
Producer: Akane Nakamura
Assistant Stage Manager: Takafumi Sakiyama
Assistant Producer: Mai Hyodo, Megumi Mizuno
Chief Administrator: Mihoka Kawamura
Production Manager / Surtitles Operator: Yoko Kawasaki
Surtitles operation in cooperation with: Tomomi Yokosuka
Host: Joned Suryatmoko (Gardanalla Theater)
Co-Host: Lusia Neti Cahyani
Team: A Febrinawan Prestianto, Elisabeth Lespirita Veani
Technical Support Coordinator: Gading Paksi
Team: Ega Kusprianto, Purwoko
Ticket 20.000 IDR
Space is limited to 75 viewers per show.
Reservation: Eli 0857 8632 6263
Production Okazaki Art Theater, precog
Presented by N.P.O. DRIFTERS INTERNATIONAL
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan Fiscal Year 2017
About “+51 Aviación, San Borja”
Born in Lima, Peru, South America, Yudai Kamisato directed the Okazaki Art Theater and became a pioneer of the younger generation of Japanese theater makers. In this September he came for the first time to Yogyakarta, with a work inspired by the root tracing of his existence.
“+51 Aviación, San Borja” refers to her grandmother’s address in Lima. Changing between reportage and fiction, the narrative unfolds the places that Thursdayato has traveled, from Tokyo and Okinawa to her Japanese-Peruvian community of grandmothers, bringing together a Japanese immigrant community that is building a new venue where Japan is still remembered as an “old house”. Referring also to the life of Seki Sano, a dramaturg widely known as the Father of the Mexican Theater, “+51 Aviación, San Borja” is an exploration of the identity and tenacity of the culture of people living in foreign lands. Will touch anyone who has ever felt the gravitational pull of the “homeland”.
Seki Sano (1905 – 66)
Seki Sano played an important role as a proletarian theater director in pre-war Japan. In 1930 he entered Germany after having gone to the United States, following his detention from prison on charges against the Maintenance of Public Order Law. In 1932 he moved to Moscow, the Soviet Union. There he became the assistant to a famous director Vsevolod Meyerhold. In the end he was asked to leave the country by the Soviet authorities, while he was also being investigated and obstructed by the imperial government of Japan. After traveling including to Paris and New York, he entered Mexico in 1939 in exile. In Mexico he founded a theater school that gave rise to a number of theater figures. He made a very important contribution in building a theater in Mexico, and he is still respected as “Father of the Mexican Theater”. He died there in 1966.
Biography Yudai Kamisato / Okazaki Art Theater
Okazaki Art Theater was founded in 2003 with the intention of staging both the original work and the work that already exists under the direction of Yudai Kamisato.
Born in Peru and raised in Kawasaki, Thursdayato creates works that explore his own identity as well as broader socio-political issues through a unique theater language. Lately his work relates to the issue of immigrants and workers, the relationship between individuals and nationalities, as well as communication with the people of his contemporaries. In 2006, Thursdayato became the youngest person ever to receive the first prize of the Toga Young Director Competition. He was nominated for Kishida Kunio Drama Award three times in a row and participated in the Tokyo Festival for three years 2010 – 2012. During 2016, “+51 Aviación San Borja” was invited to Festival d’Automne à Paris in France. His most recent work, written during his first year in Argentina will be premiered in November 2017 at the Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival, Kyoto Experiment.
The show trailer “+51 Aviación San Borja” Okazaki Art Theater Tour 2015