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Culture, Theatre, Body: The Works of Tadashi Suzuki

Dr Lee Chee Keng (Singapore)

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  • 18 May
    Sat, 1:30pm
  • Living Room, Festival House
  • 1h, no intermission

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  • Free

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Culture, Theatre, Body: The Works of Tadashi Suzuki

Dr Lee Chee Keng (Singapore)

In this talk, Dr Lee Chee Keng, Assistant Professor of Theatre Practice at Yale NUS College,  discusses director Tadashi Suzuki’s creative practice, aesthetics and social ideas in relation to  his company’s base within the isolated mountain of Toga away from the Japan’s major metropolitan cities.
 
Toga, a remote village in the mountains of Toyama prefecture along the coast of the sea of Japan, is home to the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT). Converting farm houses built in the traditional “praying hands” (gassho-zukuri) style into a theatre, Suzuki’s company base has grown into a creative space for international artists and audiences to create, train, watch performances and recharge.