1982年オープンし、慣習的方法にとらわれず呼吸し続ける場として、枠におさまらない身体的パフォーマンスを継続している地下空間。 The underground place that continues a physical performance since 1982. It is not to be seized with a genre, and space which is Live or Alternative.
＜Suspending activity since March 29th due to coronavirus situation>
■Canceling all our public events
Including dance, theater, music and pantomime performances, film screenings, and art exhibitions.
■Canceling our space rentals which is not on our public schedule
Including interviews, photo-shoots, meetings, and rehearsals
We have not decided when to reopen because of difficulties in continuing operation. We will post here about the further development.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your continuous support and understanding.
今回のミニトークでは、〈秋の嵐〉初期からの中心メンバーである高橋よしあきさんをお招きして、当時の話、現在につながる課題、そして記録映画（『秋の嵐 Harajuku im herbst』）のことも語っていただきます。1984年に「テーゼ」を始動させた高橋さんは、現在もソロでライブ活動を続け、国会議事堂を取り囲むロックフェス「イットクフェス」にも関わる一方、アスリート（トライアスロン、ウルトラマラソン）としても活躍。
plan-B presets Title: Hiroyasu Higuchi Exhibition of Pictures: How Many More Steps to the Village? Monday, December 9 – Sunday, December 15, 2019 Time: 14:00 – 19:00 Admission: 500 yen
*During the exhibition, special events will unfold in the middle of his pictures.
Tue, Dec. 10, 2019 at 19:00 (Reception opens at 18:45) Min Tanaka（Dance） *After Talk by Min Tanaka with Hiroyasu Higuchi ⇧⇧⇧It is SOLDOUT!⇧⇧⇧ The reception is closed because the seats are full. We do not have waiting for the cancellation and any day ticket. We would appreciate it if you could agree.
Wed, Dec. 11, 2019 at 19:00 (Reception opens at 18:45) Seigow Matsuoka with Hiroyasu Higuchi（Public Talk）
Sat, Dec. 14, 2019 at 18:00 (Reception opens at 17:45) Rin Ishihara（Dance）
Sun, Dec. 15, 2019 at 17:00 (Reception opens at 16:45) Tatsuya Nakamura（Drums）
Tickets (per event): 3000 yen w/ reservations, 4000 yen at door ※Prices include the admission fee to the exhibition
○On the days of the accompanying events, the exhibition closes one hour before the events begin. ○The reception for each event opens 15 minutes before the events begin. ○For our preparation for the events, we are unable to accommodate any visitors except designated open hours.
2019.12.6: Became a snotty-nosed kid (at age 80) ”You’re merely a snotty-nosed kid when in your eighties and nineties.” ―Hokusai
Selected Works 1974 Domo Arabeska and Domo Serakanto 1980 Shinsyukan Community Center in Miyashiro-cho, Saitama 1982 Kasahara Elementary School, Miyashiro-cho, Saitama 1981 Nago City Municipal Hall, Okinawa 1986 Yoga Promenade, Setagaya, Tokyo 1988 Tokyo Tama Gakuen, a facility for disabled people, Tama, Tokyo 1990 The Albert Kahn Garden, Paris, France 1993 Jomon Mawaki Hot Spring Spa, Noto, Ishikawa 1995 Hokkaido Hotel, Obihiro 1997 Yilan County Municipal Hall, Taiwan 1998 Takahashi Construction Company Building, Obihiro, Hokkaido 2004 Published a book of Atelier Zo, LOVE WITH LOCUS
Awards The Architecture Committee of Japan Award First Prize The City Planning Institute of Japan Award The Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts, Rookie of the Year
<Hiroyasu Higuchi: Personal Preference> Hates architects, loves architecture/ Hates high-rises, monumental architectures, fixed windows, air conditioners, uniforms/ Loves shacks.A complete self-contradiction/ Lovesthe 48-film series of Otoko wa tsuraiyo (It’s Tough Being a Man)/ Loves deserts, the universe, deep seas, oceans, human bodies, dinosaurs, and microorganisms/ Loves , with respect, dance by Min Tanaka and Rin Ishihara/ Loves the spot of creation, especially the moment the foundation and pillars rise up (Zo’s architectures have excessive number of pillars)/ Loves researches on and trips in Japan and Asia (small gropes of people and underpopulated villages)/ A space emerges from the place.Heuristic method and discovery of potential resources http://zoz.co.jp/
Participating Speaker and Artists:
Min Tanaka (Dancer) Began his original solo expression activities in 1974 and developed a new style called “hyper-dance” which emphasized psycho-physical unity of the body.Having made his international debut at the Louvre in 1978, he performed his avant-garde dance in many of the former-communist countries through out the 1980’s and gained international recognition. In 1985, He moved to and still lives in a village in the mountainside, in search for deeper physicality in his daily life based on farming.Since his first film appearance in 2002, he has actively performed in the field of cinema nationally and internationally.He authored Bokuwa zotto hadaka datta (My Bare Body)and co-authored Ishin Denshin (Conscious Body, Contagious Mind).Photo books include Photosynthesis MIN by Keiichi TAHARA. http://www.min-tanaka.com
Seigow Matsuoka (Director, the Editorial Engineering Laboratory) Applying research findings from diverse fields such as Japanese culture, art, life science, and system engineering to information culture technology, he established the concept of editorial engineering.Also as one of the most prominent researchers of Japanese culture, he advocates the concept, “Japan as a methodology.”His selected works include Runateikkusu (Lunatics), Furagyairu (Fragile), Yugaku (Play-ology), Nihon toiu houhou (Japan as a Methodology) , Nihon-ryu (Japan-style),Modoki (A State of Mimicry), among many.In 2000, Matsuoka began a series of book review on his website, A thousand nights, a thousand books, and its paperback edition has been published since 2018. https://1000ya.isis.ne.jp/top/
Rin Ishihara (dancer) Born in Kagoshima, Japan.Debut with Hamlet–The Pale Cast of Thought,a music image dramaproduced by Japan’s national TV broadcasting NHK in 1994. After co-appearing with dancer Min Tanaka in the production, she began her dance training under him.Since 1996, she has performed in a number of dance performances directed by Tanaka as a member of his dance troupe. She endeavored to perform her solo works in 2006.Ever since, her solo series has continued to date, including The Showa Era—What’s the Weight of Its Body?, Dance Milieux [non-continuity], Seeking in the Wilderness, In Silence, Dance, Inside, The Blank Winds, performing multiple times in every title. http://www.min-tanaka.com
Tatsuya Nakamura (drums) Born in Toyama.Joined the Blanket Jet City in 1990 and played as the drummer till it dissolved in 2000.Began his first solo drum performance in 2014 in Sakuraba, located in Kofu, Yamanashi.Exploring ways to dismantle drums and music, he has longed to become a starting point of the origin of music going back to ancient times. http://nakamuratatsuya.jp/