Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter: Infant 2

By Gekidan Kaitaisha
In collaboration with James Tyson & Brian Mendes

Sanaizaka Studio
Tokyo
22-31 August 2014

An evolution of Kaitaisha’s recent consideration of “Infant” as state of being in relation to Japanese society and history. Infant 2, in particular focused on the history of violence understood through works of banned literature as a symptomatic tendency relating to a continuation of Japan’s imperial system and its effects.

Cast:
Kumamoto Kenjiro
Aota Reiko
Yabe Kumiko
Morisawa Yuichiro
Brian Mendes
Ishii Yasuji
Honma Ryoji
Mori Ayaka
Hino Hiruko

Director: Shimizu Shinjin
Lighting: Kawai Naoki (Anbiru)
Sound: Ochiai Toshiyuki
Choreography: Hino Hiruko
Video: Suzuki Kosuke
Leaflet design: Narui Terumitu (Studio Terry “overground”)
Photography: Katsu Miyauchi
Produced by Gekidan Kaitaisha

Funding support: Japan Arts Council, Asia Cultural Council, Wales Arts International

www.kaitaisha.com