重力/EARTHBOUND

重力/Earthbound  is a play co-written and devised by CITA/International Centre for Theatre Arts. It was inspired by the collaboration during the 1950`s between Hideo Itokawa and his colleagues to pioneer rocket development in Japan.

The play has two strands of narratives and present strong visual and physical theatre. Part documentary, part fiction, part dream, it interweaves the relationship of the eccentric Itokawa and his team with the story of Robert J Fischer, Americas youngest chess master and Miyoko Watai. Set against the back drop of the cold war, the catalyst for the space race, it attempts to illuminate the beauty of science, and explores the nature of and spirituality of gravity in its physical and metaphorical senses,

Cast includes: Tatsuya Yasumoto, Shoichi Ayada, Bob Werley, Hiroco Carilla, Tanba Tamba, Kana Kobayshi.

Directed by James Sutherland and produced by CITA/International Centre for Theatre Arts.

Past praise for CITA:

“CITA`s specialities are improvisation and adaption”

-Sarah Custen, Tokyo Weekender

“Eclectic, imaginative and full of energy, this is an ensemble world of skillful performers where everything is a prop or puppet. A transformative place.”

-Amit Lahav, Artistic Director Gecko, UK.

“Very beautiful, energy and the quality of movement.”

-Marcello Magni Co-founder Complicite UK.

お知らせです。

香港での新作準備や居昌(韓国)国際演劇祭参加がついこの間のことのようですが、親密で愉快ながらも琴線に触れるような、夢見ることへの探求心とともにCITAは帰ってきました。そしてこの度CITAは、デバイジング(集団創作)により制作された最新作『重力/EARTHBOUND』をワールドプレミアとして上演する運びとなりました。

本作品は、日本の宇宙開発の父とよばれる糸川英夫と、1950年代の日本におけるロケット開発への彼のパイオニア精神に着想をえています。そして奇人とも言われた糸川、さらには米国史上最年少でチェスマスターとなったロバート・J・フィッシャーと渡井美代子にまつわるストーリーで織り成されています。宇宙開発競争のきっかけとなった冷戦を背景に、ドキュメンタリー、フィクション、夢物語の要素を組み入れ、作品をとおして科学の美しさを浮き彫りにしようと試みました。CITAの世界は最初の印象のまま終わることなど絶対にありません。趣向を凝らしたプロジェクション・デザイン、直感的ムーブメント、入り組んだアンサンブルの動き、ハッとさせるようなエスプリのきいた瞬間、陰翳から露わになる輝くような美しさは、きっと皆様の心を揺さぶることに違いありません。

『重力/EARTHBOUND』は演出ジェームズ・サザーランド、制作CITA/International Centre for Theatre Artsでお届けいたします。最後に、支援をいただいた「花まる学習会王子小劇場」に心より御礼申し上げます。

これまでのCITAの評価

「CITAは即興と翻案の専門集団」サラ・カステン『トーキョーウィークエンダー』

「折衷主義、想像力豊かでエネルギーに溢れ、スキルを備えたパフォーマーたちのアンサンブルの

世界、そこではあらゆるものが舞台の道具かパペットと化す。変貌可能な場。」

アミット・ラーハフ、劇団「ゲッコー(Gecko)」芸術監督(イギリス)

「非常に美しくエネルギッシュ、ムーブメントのクオリティの高さ」

マルチェロ・マーニ、劇団「コンプリシテ(Complicite)」共同創設者(イギリス)

公演詳細:

日時:2017年3月13日(月) 開場:18時15分 開演:19時

花まる学習会王子小劇場:東京都北区王子1丁目14-1 B1王子駅より徒歩5分の王子小劇場にて、CITAのお芝居

“重力"を上演いたします。

チケット料金:大人2,500円、学生2,000円です。

ご予約・お問い合わせ:http://internationalcita.com/contact-cita/

ご興味ある方、是非足をお運び下さい。お待ちしております。

重力/Earthbound Teaser Trailer

Production Notes

重力/Earthbound, CITA’s newest creation, began with a variety of influences and starting points. It began as early as the summer of 2015 with exploring an exit by a character in a Nikolai Gogol short story. Shortly after, we were involved in a collaboration filming a piece about the theory of everything for the Dome Theatre at Miraikan/The Museum of Emerging Sciences in Japan. There was a clear desire to delve deeper into exploring the sciences inside of the theatrical experience. The body, the body falling, the fall in relationship to gravity and how these complexities transpose theatrically became a strong reference point for this exploration. Furthermore, for us, because of where we are based and where we live, it was also very important to tell a story both rooted in our local culture but that also had universal themes which may resonate with audiences beyond our borders. This has always been a very important driving force behind all of our work. After starting with gravity as our very broad point of departure, we stumbled across whom we affectionately known as ‘Dr Rocket’, Hideo Itokawa. We contacted our friends at the Miraikan, who have been very supportive of this project and they helped us to organize a meeting with Yasuhiro Matogawa, who worked directly with Itokawa on the first practical rocket experiments here in Kokubunji, Tokyo. This experience really solidified the necessity and motivation to tell this story for us as it can be rare when you are developing theatre work to go directly to your source.

When you come and see a CITA show, you are offered two worlds, the everyday world and the world of the imagination. When children play they pass quite naturally and freely between the two worlds all the time. They can coexist. There is total freedom between the two worlds. The distance of myth, and the closeness of reality. Theatre in all its forms has contained this double element. The theatre is the meeting place between these two worlds. Our aim is to make sure the spirit of these two worlds is supporting and carrying the story of Itokawa and Bobby Fischer and helping us to move from the personal to the poetic.

Conceived and directed by

James Sutherland

Devised by

The Company

Design

James Sutherland

Tatsuya Yasumoto

Lighting

James Sutherland

Sound

Tatsuya Yasumoto

James Sutherland

Translation

Shoichi Ayada, Hiroco Kariya, Kana Kobayashi, Tatsuya Yasumoto

Projection

Tatsuya Yasumoto

Cast

Tatsuya Yasumoto

Bob Werley

Hiroco Kariya

Tanba Tamba

Shoichi Ayada

Kana Kobayashi