TJP CDN Strasbourg - Grand Est
WITH KAORI ITO AND ISSUE PARK
Two characters play together. Sometimes they imitate and train each other, sometimes they merge to form a single creature, sometimes they challenge and confront each other. Through dance, these beings become animals or monsters, twins or enemies. Their relationships quickly metamorphose, straddling the line between ferocity and tenderness. Touched by the brutality of some of the children's confidences and marked by the traces of violence in them, Kaori Ito, dancer and choreographer, felt the need to create a show that would speak to their wounds. Her inspiration came from Kintsugi, the Japanese art of restoring broken and damaged objects, not by concealing the cracks, but by sublimating them with gold. Following in the footsteps of her previous show for young audiences The world upside downwhere children's stories repair the world, Kaori Ito wanted to involve groups of children as experts in the creative process. Their imaginations, words and energies are the gold that repairs the cracks. On stage, alongside the duo formed by Kaori Ito and dancer Issue Park, is a puppet in the making. As the puppet comes to life, a ritual of repair takes place, healing and transforming it. The flaw is a door. It gives way to imagination. And it becomes gold.
Dancer and designer for 20 years, Kaori Ito seeks to bring out a vital movement that connects bodies and brings into existence the void, the invisible and the sacred. Born in Japan into a family of artists, she studied classical dance from an early age, followed by modern dance in New York. A performer for over 10 years with major European companies, she felt the need to create her own company in order to develop her artistic approach and choreographic writing. She founded the Himé company in 2015. After an autobiographical trilogy, she returned to her Japanese culture, which inspired her to create, in 2020, the first piece in which she is not on stage. Convinced of the need to make children's voices heard and to give their creativity a place, in 2021 she begins creating with and for young audiences. At the crossroads of cultures and languages, currents, practices and disciplines, Kaori Ito is developing a hybrid artistic vocabulary and a creative approach based on contemporary rituals. Driven by the desire to carry forward a project that dreams the future with young people and gives it substance through art, Kaori Ito is dedicating herself to this wish in 2023 by taking over the direction of the TJP, Centre Dramatique National de Strasbourg. Her aim is to turn it into a transdisciplinary, intercultural and intergenerational theater that promotes the cross-disciplinary nature of art, the importance of children's questioning and their involvement in the creative process.
Kwangsuk Parkknown as Bboy Issuebegan dancing at an early age in Suwon, South Korea. Mixing breakdance with martial arts and other dances - contemporary, Korean - he has gained international recognition for his original, experimental style. He has worked with Morning of owl crew, Ahn Eun Me Company, James Thierrée, and performs in Kaori Ito's latest creations: Battle mon cœur, Dear and Waré Mono.
+ 45min BEFORE | ARTISTIC WORKSHOP INSPIRED BY KINTSUGI
Dear precious viewers,
The Waré Mono show is about Kintsugi, the art of ceramic repair in Japan. In this repair ritual, pieces of broken ceramics are glued back together with gold powder. The more cracks, the more precious the ceramic. Based on this lovely philosophy, the show works with the children on how to repair our childhood wounds while taking pride in our flaws, because flaws become gold.
We invite you to take part in a workshop inspired by this ritual one hour before the performance with the show's artists. You'll paint the stage with clay, repairing the space with us as the audience enters the auditorium. On the space you've prepared, the performers will dance thanks to you.
- 20-minute family dance workshop
- 10 minutes of scene repair with clay, glitter and felt-tip pens
- open to children aged 6 and over accompanied by an adult, with a ticket for the show.
- 10 children per workshop, maximum one parent per child
- Gym clothes preferred
Free on reservation 03 88 35 70 10 or by mail : email@example.com
ARTISTIC DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY KAORI ITO
INTERPRETATION : KAORI ITO AND ISSUE PARK
PUPPET CREATION PAULO DUARTE
COMPOSITION LA CHICA AND FRANÇOIS CAFFENNE
ARTISTIC COLLABORATION LOUIS GILLARD AND GABRIEL WONG
DRAMATURGY ASSISTANCE TAÏCYR FADEL
LIGHTING DESIGN ARNO VEYRAT
SOUND DESIGN ADRIEN MAURY
HELP WITH COSTUMES AURORE THIBOUT
LIGHTING DESIGN ARNO VEYRAT OR CAROLE CHINA
SOUND MANAGER ADRIEN MAURY OR COLINE HONNONS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CAMILLE TROUVÉ AND BRICE BERTHOUD, RENAUD HERBIN, CORALIE GUIBERT, LAURA TERRIEUX AND ANNE VION
PRODUCTION TJP, CDN STRASBOURG - GRAND EST / FRANCE COPRODUCTIONS CDN DE NORMANDIE-ROUEN ~ LES ANGES AU PLAFOND, MAISON DE LA CULTURE D'AMIENS, LA PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS, LA SCÈNE NATIONALE D'ALBI-TARN