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The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood

Suguru Yamamoto:
The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood

The Unknown Dancer In The Neighborhood | Under The Radar 2020
Japan Society January 10 - January 14, 2020

333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

THE UNKNOWN DANCER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Director/Playwright: Suguru Yamamoto
Performer: Wataru Kitao
Stage Manager: Hideo Kobayashi
Sound Design: Junko Miyazaki
Lighting Design: Yuki Mori
Video Design: Takaki Sudo

Back by popular demand after his North American debut of Girl X in 2017 at Japan Society, Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan's hottest young playwright-directors and founder of theater company HANCHU-YUEI, returns with his latest one-man dance theater piece. THE UNKNOWN DANCER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD features Yamamoto's signature directing style, in which characters’ thoughts are conveyed through projected words, alluding to the millennial generation's preferred mode of communication—texting. Blending movement, photography, and colorful lighting, Yamamoto reveals the indifference and tenderness of a metropolis where the lives of complete strangers continuously interact and coalesce.

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

Performed in Japanese with supertitles in English.

As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

THE UNKNOWN DANCER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) and The Japan Foundation.


Header and Featured image: photo by Ryuichiro Suzuki

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Tickets start at $35, plus fees
Public Supporter tickets start at $30

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Press.

With his stark and evocative work... young Tokyo-based writer/director Suguru Yamamoto fuses these dualities, not only into the form of a solitary dancer but also into the abstract/concrete world of the modern city.

- Dance Magazine
It searches for meaning in tiny moments between characters that can be either funny or devastating.

- Sydney Scoop
Challenged my own understanding of 'hope'....

- Thomas Baudinette

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