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The Speed of Light

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.

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EVENT OVERVIEW

  • ■Theatrical project

    Dates: May 2021

    Venues:

    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.

    [Project flow]

    2019
    September

    OctoberTheater experience workshop

    February

    <Contemporary drama / singing workshop>
    Modern drama instruction: Marco Canale,
    singing instruction: Miyano Yasuno
    <Noh workshop>
    Instruction: Kita-style Noh performer Tamon Sasaki

    2020
    February

    Scheduled practice starts for theatrical performances

    November

    Scheduled practice restarts

    2021
    Spring

    Short videos release

    May

    Theatrical performances

    After the performance

    Documentary video release
    Organizers:
    Tokyo Metropolitan Government Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
    Planning and Production:
    Marco Canale (Argentina)

PROFILE

Contact
“The Speed of Light”Performance Secretariat (syuz'gen)
6th floor, NISHIINIPPORI 5-6-10 Nishi Nippori Arakawa-ku 116-0013
TEL:+81-3-4213-4290
FAX:+81-3-4333- 0878

▶ General (Recruitment) Contact: Maehara, Oyama
E-mail: tsol@syuzgen.com
▶ Media Contact: Yoko Yukawa
TEL:+81-90-8049-7940
E-mail: yukawa@syuzgen.com
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