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Future Plan :


2005


" TORUIWASHITA VS MAKOTOMATSUSHIMA"
work with Toru Iwasita(member of Sankaijyuku)

" Wo-g"
direction for Pappa TARAHUMARA
derection,performance.

" FUNKTIONS" collaboration with Thomas Lehmen
( Netherland)


" cocorominococoro "
( Berlin / budapest )
Hundred years of solitude


Pappa TARAHUMARA's biggest production.
Tokyo,


2005 Dec.~ 2006,
Pappa TARAHUMARA "hundred years of solitude" world tour.
in America,South America,Asia tour.












MakotoMATSUSHIMA

1964 Born in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan

1983Joins in TARAHUMARA THEATER
(now Pappa TARAHUMARA)

1986Graduates from Japan University College of Arts, Visual Communication Design Course





Since 1983 Makoto Matsushima (Tokyo) is the core member of internationally
acclaimed Japanese dance theatre company PAPPA TARAHUMARA. Alongside touring
with the company regularly worldwide, he started making his own
choreographies and is recently working intensively in Hong-Kong and Berlin
for new solo pieces and collaborations. Characteristic of Makoto
Matsushima's works is his unbounded approach. He channels playfully between
visual art, object design, dance, music, voice art and theatre.
He has developed a very original movement/voice art strongly influenced by
Aikido, Iai, Kendo, Tai-chi and other Asian martial and chanting arts. His
works are named 'a spatial poem' or 'a humoristic lyrical critique' that
introduces new encounters and rediscoveries for the conflicting changing
environment of urban Asia.

 


04.Jun.2004 Tokyo









Matsushima's work is rich in expressions of human life in urban surroundings, such as mixture of nature and art.

One bulb in his hand directs you sharply and gently. Sharpend flexible body. Lit up human beings. His objects sway your expressions.

During the performance, now and then, voice and movement flow from the body and words ooze out.

Stay still... extract confined feelings in your mind.
Communicate.
Human and Objects.





Address:

Matsushima Makoto

#402, 6-22-2 Toyotama-kita, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
(zip code 176-0012)
tel/fax : +81-(0)3-3948-1526
e-mail : mkot@fan.hi-ho.ne.jp






 

Main Works :
The title under lined is Overseas Works
Pappa TARAHUMARA Performances :

2004


" STREET OF CROCODILES project 2"
(SPIRAL HALL/ Tokyo)
performanc

"Coalescence"
collaboration with Patrcia Bardi,Amsterdam
(Muiderpoort Theater / Amsterdam)
direction, performance

"Polar"
solo performance
(Muiderpoort Theater / Amsterdam)
direction, performance

" Coalescence"
(Pick Up Club studio/ Amsterdam)
direction, performance

" Polar"
(Pick Up Club studio/ Amsterdam)
direction, performance

" Fight me now!"
collaboration with Michael Schumacher,Netherland
(Studio SAI/ Tokyo)
direction, performance

" FAUST"
(Hong Kong City Hall/ HK )
collaboration with student in Sichuan opera school
direction, performance

" La Vie"
(Space ZERO/ Tokyo)
performance

" cocoromi no cocoro"
(Studio SAI/ Tokyo)
direction, performance,stage arts

" FUNKTIONS"
collaboration with Thomas Lehmen,Berlin
[Festival toetavad]
(theatre in Mariyama/ Estonia. work in Kuusiku)
performance

" Invisible Cities' Dream"
(The Japan Foundation Forum/ Tokyo)
performance

" cocoromi no cocoro"
(Studio SAI/ Tokyo)
direction, performance,stage arts

"E-never forget"
collaboration with Theatre du pif,HK
(HongKong City Hall/HK)
performance

" cocorominococoro in HK(voice)"
( soho / HK )
voice , performance,

" CAN(N)ON"
collaboration with Kung Chi Shing + C.C.Lee
(Art center /HK )
direction, performance

" SHIP IN A VIEW"
(Macau Cultural Center/ Macau)

" ISLAND"
(Studio theater on Campus at Mt.holyoak/ Massachusettes, Theater Lab - on
campus UCRiverside/ California)

" SHIP IN A VIEW"
[Pittsburgh International Festival]
(Byham Theater/ Pittsburgh)

2003

" Brain(noh),need,Alarm,slide in,{dream} "
(Studio SAI/ Tokyo)
direction, performance
new company " mai mai T "

" CAN(N)ON"
collaboration with HongKong artist KungChiShing,C.C.Lee.
(HongKong art center/HK,Macau OXhouse/Macau)
direction, performance

" collaboration with Michael Schumacher,Tico Katube.and 3 more dancers."
(Session House/Tokyo)
performance

" STREET OF CROCODILES project 1"
(SCAI THE BATHHOUSE / Tokyo)
performance, stage arts

" Invisivle City Tokyo short ver."
[Tokyo Art Market]
(Tokyo geijyutu gekijyou/ Tokyo )
direction, performance

" Ringo project"
collabolation with director of Condors,director of
M-laboratory,member of SanKaiJyuku,and others
(Session house/Tokyo)
direction, performance

" Spring in Kuala Lumpur"
(Actors Studio Bangusa / Kuala Lumpur)

" SHIP IN A VIEW"
[Festival International Cervantino 2003]
(Teatro Galerias / Guadalajara, Auditorio del Estado / Guanajuato, Teatro
Julio Castillo / Mexico City, SESC vila Mariana / Sao Paulo)

2002

" Birds on Board"
(SETAGAYA PUBLIC THEATER/Tokyo)
performance

" The Sound of Future SYNC"
(NEW NATIONAL THEATRE/Tokyo)
performance, stage arts

" Mirror"
[NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL]
Opening Inprovisation
(Byeroreum Theater in the NATIONAL THEATER of KOREA/Seoul)
performance

" INVISIBLE CITY in Seoul"
[NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL]
(Byeroreum Theater in the NATIONAL THEATER of KOREA/Seoul)
direction, performance

" ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE version 9.0 "
(CULTURAL CENTRE of GRAND THEATRE /HongKong)
performance

"Solo-ist"
(Unesco Gallery/Macau)
performance

" Lost and found"
(CENTRO CULTURAL de MACAU/Macau)
direction, performance

" Birds on Board"
(Hoam Hall of Performing Arts / Seoul,Kyungsung University Concert Hall /Pusan)

" SHIP IN A VIEW"
[Venezia Biennale] (Teatro Piccolo Arsenale/ Venice)

2001


"tenn -And Then There is Question?"
(CULTURAL CENTRE of STUDIO THEATRE /HongKong)
direction, performance

" WD-Love Letter"
(Australia,South-east Asia tour)
performance, stage arts

" WD-So What?"
work-in-progress
(Morishita Studio/Tokyo)
performance

" KYOKU -Alone At LastノAnd Still Dansing"
(CENTRO CULTURAL de MACAU/Macau)
direction, performance

" Blue Aurora for Toshi Ichiyanagi"
composed by Toru TAKEMITSU
[Concert:20-21, Compose in Japan] (KIOI Hall/Tokyo)
performance

" Lost and found"
(CENTRO CULTURAL de MACAU/Macau)
direction, performance

" WD-What have we Done?"
(SETAGAYA PUBLIC THEATER/Tokyo)
performance, stage arts

" WD-I was born"
[PING FONG THEATER FESTIVAL]
(Social Education Hall/Taipei)
(La Maison de la Culuture de Japon/Paris)

" WD - Love Letter"
>Australia,South-east Asia tour
(The Evelest Theatre/Sydney, National Theatre/Melbourune, Traders
Hotel/Yangon, Slakarta Open Air Theatre/Solo)
[Arts Summit Indonesia 2001] (TIM Hall/Jakarta)

" WD - The Sound of Future SYNC"
(Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum/SanFrancisco)

2000

 

" WD〜I was born"
work-in-progress
(Theatre Tram/Tokyo)
stage arts, performance

" King Lear"
(Kwaithin Teatre/HongKong)
performance

" Video Circle"
(HK U. of Science and Technology CENTRE FOR ARTS/HongKong)
video, performance

" 1T2C-one table two chairs"
(HK ARTS CENTRE Suzan Teatre/HongKong)
direction with Edwin Lung, performance

" Bird .Birds"
(HK ARTS CENTER Mcaulay Studio/HongKong)
direction, lighting design, stage arts, performance

" Video Circle 2000-Performing Arts Series"
(HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT/Berlin)
direction, performance

" 1T2C-one table two chairs"
(HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT Bamboo Pabillion/Berlin)
direction with Thomas Lehmen, performance

" FOUR GRAND INVENTIONS"
(Hebbel Theatre/Berlin)
performance

" 2001:a Hong Kong Odyssey"
(CULTURAL CENTRE of GRAND THEATRE /HongKong)
performance

" ISLAND & ISLAND"
[Program'Journey 2000']
(Shouson Theatre/HongKong)

" SPRING DAY"
[Singapore Arts Festival 2000]
(Victoria Teatre/Singapore)

" SPRING DAY"
(Istana Budaya-National Theatre/Kuala Lumpur)

1999

"RAVE"
(CULTURAL CENTRE of GRAND THEATRE/HongKong)
choreography, performance

" DEVRIS OF HEAVEN"
(HARA Museum/Tokyo)
direction, choreography, performance

" SAI/KYOUSINN ーDistinction/Co-swayー"
(HongKong, Taipei, Korea)
direction
Parformance video

" TOKYO LOVE"
(screened in Taipei)
direction, photography, performence

" Dreams of a Floating Fish(or a Man)"
(HongKong City Hall Theatre/HongKong)
direction, choreography


" ISLAND〜into the East"

[99 SUWON HWASONG FORTRESS INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL]
(OPEN-AIR STAGE of YONMUN/Suwon)

" SPRING DAY"
U.S.Tour
(Hopkins Center/Dartmouth College,Meany Hall/U.of Wasington,and etc.)

 

1998

" MUBANSOU AKATUTI PLASTICーRed Cray Plastics without accompanimentー"
(Tokyo)
direction, stage arts, performance

" SPRING DAY"
(Capio Hall/Tsukuba)
performance

" SPRING DAY"
" ISLAND"
[FESTIVAL OF ASIAN ARTS]
(CULTURAL CENTER STUDIO THEATER/HongKong)

" SPRING DAY"
[PING FONG THEATER FESTIVAL]
(NOVEL HALL/Taipei)

 

1997

" INVISIBLE CITY"
( HK Univ. of Science and Technology CENTRE ARTS)
( SHATIN TOWN HALL/HongKong)
performance

" SHIP IN A VIEW"
(the GINZA SAISON THEATRE/Tokyo) stage arts, performance

" ISLAND"
(National Institute of the Arts-Performing Arts Center FESTIVAL
THEATRE/Taipei)
performance

" KYOKUーthe limitー"
(Tokyo)
direction, stage arts, performance
 

 

1996


" YAーarrowー"
(Tokyo)
direction, stage arts, performance

" KUSAMEIKYU-Water Moon Mirror Flower"
in collaboration project with Company Zuni Icosahedron, HongKong
(The Japan Foundation Forum/Tokyo)
performance

 

1995

" AKATUTI PLASTICーRed Clay Plasticsー"
(Tokyo,Shizuoka)
direction, stage arts, performance

" Archeology of MACBETH"
(Panasonic GLOBE/Tokyo)
stage art, performance

" The Bush of Ghosts"
(de Singel/Antwerpen)

" The Bush of Ghosts"
(Het Muziektheater/Amsterdam)


1994


" AOーBlueー"
(Panasonic GLOBE/Tokyo)
stage arts, per
formance

 

1993

" The Bush of Ghosts"
" Parade"
[43.BERLINER FESTWOCHEN]
(The VolksBuehne/Berlin)

" Parade"
[International festival of Music and Theatre BEGEGNUNGEN]
(The Schauspielhaus/Chemnitz)

 

1992


" The Bush of Ghosts"
(Panasonic GLOBE/Tokyo)
stage arts, performance

1991


Installation
" White Parade"
(Roppnogi WAVE/Tokyo)
object design, space design

" Stone Age"
(Space Zero/Tokyo)
stage arts, performance


" UKIFUNE GENMU"
From‘GENJI's Story’
[UJI-City 40th Anniversary]
(UJI Byoudou-In Houou-Dou/Kyoto) performance

 

" Parade"
[U.K.JAPAN Festival]
[Festival Dance Umbrella]
(London)

 

1989


" Parade"
[Toga International Theater Festival]
(Toga-Village/Toyama)
stage arts, performance

Installation
" KAZE NO NAGARERU KUUKANNーSpace in the windー"
(Saison Museum/Tokyo)
object design, space design

 




Pappa TARAHUMARA Overseas Performances :


2004


" SHIP IN A VIEW"
(Macau Cultural Center/ Macau)

" ISLAND"
(Studio theater on Campus at Mt.holyoak/ Massachusettes, Theater Lab - on
campus UCRiverside/ California)

" SHIP IN A VIEW"
[Pittsburgh International Festival]
(Byham Theater/ Pittsburgh)

 

2003

" Spring in Kuala Lumpur"
(Actors Studio Bangusa / Kuala Lumpur)

" SHIP IN A VIEW"
[Festival International Cervantino 2003]
(Teatro Galerias / Guadalajara, Auditorio del Estado / Guanajuato, Teatro
Julio Castillo / Mexico City, SESC vila Mariana / Sao Paulo)

 

2002

" Birds on Board"
(Hoam Hall of Performing Arts / Seoul,Kyungsung University Concert Hall /
Pusan)

" SHIP IN A VIEW"
[Venezia Biennale] (Teatro Piccolo Arsenale/ Venice)

 

2001


" WD-I was born"
[PING FONG THEATER FESTIVAL]
(Social Education Hall/Taipei)

" WD - I was born"
(La Maison de la Culuture de Japon/Paris)

" WD - Love Letter"
Australia,South-east Asia tour
(The Evelest Theatre/Sydney, National Theatre/Melbourune, Traders
Hotel/Yangon, Slakarta Open Air Theatre/Solo)
[Arts Summit Indonesia 2001] (TIM Hall/Jakarta)

" WD - The Sound of Future SYNC"
(Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum/SanFrancisco)

 

2000

" ISLAND & ISLAND"
[Program'Journey 2000']
(Shouson Theatre/HongKong)

" SPRING DAY"
[Singapore Arts Festival 2000]
(Victoria Teatre/Singapore)

" SPRING DAY"
(Istana Budaya-National Theatre/Kuala Lumpur)

 

1999


" ISLAND〜into the East"

[99 SUWON HWASONG FORTRESS INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL]
(OPEN-AIR STAGE of YONMUN/Suwon)

" SPRING DAY"
U.S.Tour
(Hopkins Center/Dartmouth College,Meany Hall/U.of Wasington,and etc.)

 

1998

" SPRING DAY"
" ISLAND"

[FESTIVAL OF ASIAN ARTS]
(CULTURAL CENTER STUDIO THEATER/HongKong)

" SPRING DAY"
[PING FONG THEATER FESTIVAL]
(NOVEL HALL/Taipei
)

 

1995

" The Bush of Ghosts"
(de Singel/Antwerpen)

" The Bush of Ghosts"
(Het Muziektheater/Amsterdam)

 

1993

" The Bush of Ghosts"
" Parade"

[43.BERLINER FESTWOCHEN]
(The VolksBuehne/Berlin)

" Parade"
[International festival of Music and Theatre BEGEGNUNGEN]
(The Schauspielhaus/Chemnitz)

 

1991

" Parade"
[U.K.JAPAN Festival]
[Festival Dance Umbrella]
(London)
















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