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Nikasan / Arata Mino “Exercise of Falling Well”

  • Organization : Nikasan
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


“Exercise of Falling Well” origins to Mino’s solo performance previously showcased at the 14-day event, “Ningen Restaurant,” organized by Chim↑Pom. In the face of 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the re-development is reaching its peak. Arata Mino continuously examines his artistic expression to intervene in such rapid change in the scenery employing the format of performing arts.
Director : Arata Mino / Nikasan
Actors : Shiho Fukasawa, Atsuko Kikuchi, Kiichi Tachikawa, Yamato Fujiie
Costume Design : PUGMENT
Music : Tomohito Wakui
Stage Art: Kenta Nishimura


With its theme of “visualizing a contemporary premonition of fear,” this performing arts collective was launched in 2017 by artist/ theater director/photographer Arata Mino, who creates works based primarily on performance art, photography and image media. He takes small gestures made by the performer’s body and recorded in photos and videos to extract and create “stories of fear” within a political and social context. Characteristic of Mino’s work is the way he visualizes and analyzes “others who are not here” through the medium of photography and video media, in order to express a contemporary “premonition of fear.”


Arata Mino
19-4-A201Nishiogikita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0042
E-mail : info.nikasan@gmail.com


ANOMALY, Shinagawa City, Tokyo