SAITAMA ARTS THEATER

DANCE

Compagnie DCA / Philippe Decouflé
"CONTACT"

Philippe Decouflé & his Compagnie DCA return to Saitama with a brand new musical!  Inspired by Goethe's "Faust", this magical piece is also a tribute to Pina Bausch.  Music, circus, comedy, film & dance orchestrated into a spectacular dance theater, a scent of French cabaret enhances the effect!  Dive into Decouflé's world of wonder & become enchanted by his art of magic!

Oct.28.2016 / 7:00pm
Oct.29.2016 / 3:00pm
Oct.30.2016 / 3:00pm

TICKET INFO

ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC

Jun.26.2016 / 10:00am-

SAITAMA ARTS FOUNDATION MEMBERS PRESALE

Jun.18.2016 / 10:00am-

 

 
[Performed in French and English with Japanese subtitles for some parts]
Portable English subtitles devices are available.
Please contact: dance@saf.or.jp
 

 

Dates

Oct.28.2016 / 7:00pm
Oct.29.2016 / 3:00pm
Oct.30.2016 / 3:00pm

*The door opens 30mins before the show starts.
*
Please make sure to arrive in time - latecomers may not be able to enter once the show starts. 

Duration

Approx. 100mins without intermission

Venue

Saitama Arts Theater / Main Theater

Direction & choreography

Philippe Decouflé


DANCER, CHOREGRAPHER, DIRECTOR AND ART DIRECTOR

«As a child, I dreamt of becoming a comic book artist.  Drawing is usually the start of my creative process. I just throw out ideas and sketch out pictures that pass through my head. My culture is comics, musicals, nightclub dancing, and also Oskar Schlemmer, the Bauhaus choreographer. Discovering photos of characters from his Triadisches Ballett was a revelation for me. I had always wanted to work with simple geometric shapes like cubes and triangles. I liked seeing how these lines and volumes behaved with each other. Alwin Nikolaïs taught me the importance of light and costume, and the confidence you need to mix everything together. Technically, it was Merce Cunningham who taught me the most about dance. I was taking video courses he was giving in New York. It was fascinating. That's where I learned how to solve problems of distance and geometry, and the basic principles of optics and movement. Tex Avery inspired me a lot in thinking up gestures that are almost impossible to do. I've always kept something of that desire to create something strange, extreme or crazy in my movements. I'm looking for a dance style that's off-balance, always on the verge of toppling over. With influences like the Marx Brothers, for example, and in particular Groucho Marx, I've developed a taste for naughty risk-taking, and comic repetition of mistakes.»

Performed by

Compagnie DCA

Presented by

Saitama Arts Foundation

Nursery

Childcare services for 2 year-old and older children are available during the performance presented by the Foundation. Reservation is necessary by one week before the performance. Please contact COMAAM.
Tel: 048-256-1666 (9am-6pm except Sat, Sun, and Holiday)
1,000 yen / a child

Japan Tour

< AICHI > Oct.15-16.2016 @ Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
< NIIGATA > Oct.22-23.2016 @ RYUTOPIA Niigata-City Performing Arts Center

 

TICKET INFO

PRICES

S  6,500yen  A 4,000yen
U25* S 3,500yen  A 2,000yen
SAFMembers  S 6,000yen  A 3,600yen

*Ages 25 and under/Proof of eligibility must be shown for U25 concessions at the entrance of the theater/hall on the day of the performance.

ON SALE

<Public> Jun.26.2016 / 10:00am-
< SAFMembers> Jun.18.2016 / 10:00am-

 

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