Mum & Gypsy



Mum & Gypsy is a theatre company founded in 2007 by Takahiro Fujita, one of the youngest directors of the “zero generation”. In Japan’s contemporary theatre world, this new generation of directors and playwrights have come on the scene after the advent of Oriza Hirata’s colloquial spoken-language theatre style. Hirata, director, playwright but also essayist and professor, is the founder of the “contemporary colloquial theatre”, a theatrical style that eschews theatre conventions in favour of “a theatre that is a direct portrayal of the world” and, through the use of simple dialogues, recreates and re-enacts everyday life on stage.

Following the theory of Hirata, Takahiro Fujita has created his own style which is characterized by a new methodology in which story lines develop in parallel through a complex interweaving of scenes. Symbolic scenes are repeated in the form of “refrains” that are presented from different characters’ perspectives, much like the technique of quickly shifting scenes in a movie. This method also makes creative use of the “physical transformations” that occur in the actor during these shifting perspectives. In recent years Fujita’s main creative theme is people’s memories.



Contents



In a small town in 2001, a man was reported to kill a little girl. The body was found in a ditch and the news had repercussions on local young generation. Dots and lines, and the cube formed lively presents those boys and girls of 2001, ten years later in 2011 and the very current moment in their lives of 2013 with some news of the past world tragedy. The author drastically yet exquisitely reproduces characters’ memories and events in a mixed chronological format using number of conspicuous refrains. This refrains would also call your memory and bring you back to those period of time which is promised to rebuild your idea of relationship between theatre and the audience.



Cast



Text and direction: Takahiro Fujita
Cast: Aya Ogiwara, Shintaro Onoshima, Ayumi Narita, Satoshi Hasatani, Jitsuko Mesuda, Satoko Yoshida
Music support: Yoshio Otani
Light design: Kaori Minami
Sound design: Rie Tsunoda
Stage director: Susumu Kumaki
Producer: Kana Hayashi
Tour manager, subtitle operator: Miwa Monden


Funded by:







www.mum-gypsy.com


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Tuesday, 25. 8.

Wednesday, 26. 8.

Thursday, 27. 8.

Friday, 28. 8.

Saturday, 29. 8.

LOUNGE 24Hz Exhibition

16:00

Altes Pfandhaus
LOUNGE 24Hz Exhibition

16:00

Altes Pfandhaus
LOUNGE 24Hz Exhibition

16:00

Altes Pfandhaus
LOUNGE 24Hz Exhibition

16:00

Altes Pfandhaus
OPEN WORKSHOPS

17:00

Altes Pfandhaus
OPEN WORKSHOPS

17:00

Altes Pfandhaus
WORKSHOPS
Arab Stereotypes in Western Media
DIY film equipment
Music producing

17:00

Altes Pfandhaus
PERFORMANCE Miss China

18:00

Altes Pfandhaus
PERFORMANCE Miss China

18:00

Altes Pfandhaus
VERNISSAGE 24Hz Exhibition

19:00

Altes Pfandhaus
PERFORMANCE Routes to Employment

19:00

Altes Pfandhaus
PERFORMANCE Routes to Employment

19:00

Altes Pfandhaus
PERFORMANCE Routes to Employment

19:00

Altes Pfandhaus
PERFORMANCE Routes to Employment

19:00

Altes Pfandhaus
THEATRE Mum & Gypsy

20:00

Kölner Künstlertheater
THEATRE Mum & Gypsy

20:00

Kölner Künstlertheater
CONCERT Dyrtbyte

20:30

Altes Pfandhaus
MOVIE PREMIERES Urban Art and Media Exchange

20:30

Odeon Kino
WORKSHOP Light painting

20:30

LICHTFAKTOR
MOVIE+MUSIC stummfilm:dj

20:30

Altes Pfandhaus
PREMIERE Routes to Employment

21:00

Altes Pfandhaus
CONCERT ZMoS-Collmer collaboration

20:30

Altes Pfandhaus
PERFORMANCE Elektro Body Force

20:30

Altes Pfandhaus
FINISSAGE with Jay Data

22:00

Altes Pfandhaus