A theatrical project directed by Marco Canale, a theater and a film director from Argentina. He will conduct some research in Tokyo and build up this play based on interviews with elderly people living there, focusing on their memories and experiences as well as the history which ties them to Tokyo. The project will be developed centering on the theatrical performance which will be performed by local seniors, and complemented with short videos and a documentary movie to spotlight Tokyo from various angles and allow audiences to imagine its future.
Dates: May 2021
Taishido Hachiman Shrine, Setagaya
A tour-type theatrical project directed by Marco Canale, a theater and a film director from Argentina, centering around the city of Tokyo and actors consisting of local seniors over 65 years living in Tokyo.
The audience is guided by the performers and tours three places in Tokyo, encountering the personal history of the senior generation, and a fictional story intertwining the past, present, and future written by Marco Canale based on his research in Tokyo.
After the performance
Theater and audiovisual director (Buenos Aires, 1977), creates projects with local communities which go through biography, documentary and fiction, travelling across cities public, private and sacred spaces. Currently his work is focused on "The speed of light", a monumental site specific project created together with elder people, that takes cities as their stage, seeking to understand their history and to imagine its future. The project was created in Buenos Aires (FIBA) and has been developed in Germany (Festival Theaterformen).
Other of his works, created in different countries and contexts, have been presented in venues as the Edinburgh Festival (United Kingdom), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Theatre Row (New York), Young Vic Theatre (London), BAD (Bilbao), Casa de América (Madrid) and Cervantes Theater (Buenos Aires).