Nibroll “Real Reality” in Hanoi, VietNam

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  • January 15, 2016
  • Nhà hát Tuổi Trẻ | Youth Theatre

About the event

【Probing for corporality we can really feel in the current age of diluted reality】
The development of television, the Internet, mobile phones, and various other technologies have made it possible to bring occurrences in the distant past and times from the past and future before our eyes, as if they were really there. We nevertheless cannot imagine the tragedies which happened long ago and share the bodies we see affected by them. Designed especially for this present age of diluted reality, this work taps the fundamental power inherent in stage arts, which definitely cannot be experienced without actually being there. It is aimed at imparting a genuine grasp of reality by presenting corporality that can actually be felt by us who live here and now, for a limited, uncertain future.

Omit the body and expand.
People use technologies that allow them to move as little as possible.
I have no quarrel with these technologies, which make life easier for all.
But when the body is omitted to this extent, it is a little unsettling.
Our imagination tries to bring occurrences of the distant past and times from the past or future to the front of our minds, as if they were actually here in the present.
Nevertheless, people cannot even imagine the tragedies of long ago, and cannot share the bodies which experienced them.
We stand at places that are empty, spend time that is not real, listen to voices without speech, and encounter people without bodies.
Death is right before us, unlimited, and decisive. Life is here and now, limited, and with an uncertain future.
The work explores corporality that can be really felt by us who live in an age in which the body is no longer needed.

Ticket information

Free ticket distribution:
[From 14:00 on 5 January onward]
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
[Opening hours] 09:30 – 18:00 (Sundays closed)


Nhà hát Tuổi Trẻ | Youth Theatre

11 Ngô Thì Nhậm,Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Viet Nam


Friday 15 January, 20:00start


Mikuni Yanaihara
Emi Oyama, Fumiko Ishigaki, Mihoko Tsurumi, Jun Morii, Yoshihiro Horie, đào thụy thúy vân (from Vietnam)
Keisuke Takahashi
Set Designer
Takuya Kamiike
Yann Becker
Technical Cooperation
Phan Trong Khuong
Costume Designer
Tomoko Inamura
Supported by
The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Arts Council Tokyo, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan
Arabesque Dance Company, Tiffany Chang, The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

Press release

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