• Cancelled

Echoing~Words~Body Part 2
“Living in the moment - dance and life emerging here and now - ”

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Performance
Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced to cancel this event.
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We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. (04/02/2020)

“Echoing~Words~Body”is a performance series from the National Theatre and Arts Council Tokyo which began in 2019 with the aim of bringing audiences into contact with the appeal of dance through a wide range of performances that transcend genre and other barriers. “Words and the body,” the two dance aspects which have influenced each other since ancient times and evolved alongside each other sometimes in harmony and sometimes antagonistically, are approaching a horizon opening up in the present.
For this second performance in the series, three new works will explore diverse facets of human “life” under the theme “living in the moment.” On the “here and now” of the stage, the choreographers and dancers create three microcosms with words, bodies and movements that are sometimes vibrant and dynamic, sometimes calm and contemplative. Audiences can expect abundant on-stage excitement and potential of the sort that only new works can offer.


“SABAKU” (Premiere)
Direction and choreography: Midori Kurata
Performed by: Tatsunori Imamura, Eiji Oishi, Kiichiro Kusunoki, Mariya Takechiyo, Yoichi Hazama, Naoyuki Hirasawa, Yuta Masaki, Shotaro Moroe, Kazuma Yamamoto, Yoshitaku/Misako Terada, others

“The Man and the Echo” (Premiere)
Direction and choreography: Megumi Nakamura
Performed by: Motoi Hanayagi, Yuki Miyamoto

“Time and the Gaze” (Premiere)
(Original title: “Nous regardions les années”)
Concept and Choreography:Rachid Ouramdane
Performed by: Annie Hanauer, Lora Juodkaite, Sebastien Ledig, Mayalen Otondo, Lola Potiron, Leandro Villavicencio, Aure Wachter and others


Telephone and online bookings from 10:00 on Wednesday, March 11
Ticket Centre sales from Thursday, March 12 (during business hours 10:00 – 18:00)

Reserved seats only
1st grade seat: 5,500 yen (students 3,900 yen)
2nd grade seat: 3,500 yen (students 2,500 yen)

*20% discount for people with disabilities. There is space available for wheelchairs. Please contact the National Theatre Ticket Centre for details.
*Program is subject to change.

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Organized by
Japan Arts Council (National Theatre), Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government