Evening #3 - Fuyuki Yamakawa / Norimizu Ameya, performances

Live events and performancesEvening #3 - Fuyuki Yamakawa / Norimizu Ameya, performances

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 8pm

Locations : Studio
Category : Live events and performances
Discipline : Performance
Public price : 15 € / 10 €
Public : All ages
Duration : 90'

Norimizu Ameya is a radical and unique figure in theatre and underground performance art in Japan, on the fringe of all trends and who has influenced a large number of artists from all disciplines. He first worked with Juro Kara’s theatre company, before founding Tokyo Grand Guignol in 1984, which gave birth to a famous underground Manga, Lichi Hikari Club, in which he is the main character. In 1987, he created the company [M.M.M.], rich with cyberpunk references, before moving in the 1990s, to work on radical performance art projects, involving the human body and its limits. Although he took part in the Venice Biennale in 1995 with the work Public Semen, he then took a break for several years, during which time he opened a pet shop and published a book on the relationship between man and animals. He returned to visual art in 2005 and to the theatre in 2007.

In 2013, he won the 58th Kishida Kunio Drama Award for Blue Tarp, performed in a school in Fukushima in 2013. In the same year, he took part in the Osaka International Art Festival with Classroom, a play for children created and performed with his own family.

In 2014, he formed a new group, Grand Guignol Future and, with the art critic Noi Sawaragi, produced a play based on an actual aviation accident. In his wide-ranging work, he has also performed with Takahiro Fujita (mum & gypsy), Fuyuki Yamakawa and Otomo Yoshihide.


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