Concrete Water 

Date:  

September 24th  2001

Location:

Araki district regulating pond, Chiba-ken JP 

Members: 

Dancers: Monique van Kerkhof, Bo Oudendijk, Nie Oudendijk, Zowi Oudendijk, Eynat EvenTov, Maalten Molenaar, Kimai Molenaar, Miyoko Oikawa and Family, and Dance Group ‘Boys’.

Singer: Soprano: Deborah Pardy, Okada Yuri and Idenuma Yoshimi 

Mezzo-soprano: Okuno Mariko Music Direction: Byron Baron and Miyamoto Eiichirou

Opera-singer: Ookubo Kouya 

Statement: Tanaka Sumiyo 

Chorus: Tn. Idenuma Ken, Iwamoto Kouji, Saitou Kiyomi, Satou Yuuchi, Sekiguchi Hideo and Tagawa Tsutome, Br. Ichikawa Kazuo, Suzuki Seigo, Kouki Osamu, Souhide Jirou and Yamashita Hiroshi

Musicians: Percussionist: Yun Rim Han, Pianist: Kimura Shuko and Mukai Noriko 

Violinist: Isaki Mariko, Katou Makiko, Nakashima Asako, Yamaguchi Souken, Soeda Yuuko, Tanno Akiko, Shigeri Yatsuko and Shimamune Mikio 

Viola: Shin Noriko 

Contrabass: Osau Yukiko 

Video Projection: Monique van Kerkhof and Rob Oudendijk 

Lighting Design: Iwamura Genta, Monique van Kerkhof and Rob Oudendijk 

Lighting Operator: Hakozaki Ayako 

Costume Designer: Monique van Kerkhof 

Costume Makers: Aoyama, Atsuko Morita, Kawamura Harue, Hirbayashi and Daisy Katsube 

Dressers: Miyako Oikawa and Yuki Takemura

Light Technicians: Aart Lighthart, Naoko Yamamoto, Kana Yamamoto and Asako 

Description:

A concrete water reservoir is constructed to control the flow of water. The eroding is stopped by concrete. Controversy the concrete gets also eroded by water. The performance space as a symbol for the changes of values. An intersection (crossroad) of old values and new ones. The willingness to change and the need to explore. A symbolical confinement of concrete ideas. The performance as a respect for the old trees of Araki. And as a "meeting place" for more people in the years to come. 

 

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Flyer: Concrete Water Performance 

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