Toshiki Okada / chelfitsch

Ground and Floor


In Japan, Toshiki Okada is considered one of the leading voices of a gen­eration of artists who have begun to deal with the apathy that has set in after the financial crisis and the Fukushima catastrophe. His current work, “Ground and Floor,” a co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is about the possibilities for dissidence in a society paralyzed by conformity. To­shiki Okada narrates a “real history” for the first time. With a young wom­an in its centre, pregnant, who wonders where in the world she should give birth to her child. Maybe better not in Japan?

Production: chelfitsch und precog (Tokyo), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brüssel).

Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, KAAT, Kyoto Experiment, De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Dublin Theatre Festival, Théâtre Garonne, Onassis Cultural Center (Athen).

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.

A House on Fire co-production, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.


Text and Artistic Direction: : Toshiki Okada / Performers:: Taichi Yamagata, Makoto Yazawa, Yukiko Sasaki, Mari Ando, Izumi Aoyagi / Music: : Sangatsu / Set Designer: : Shusaku Futamura / Dramaturgy:: Sebastian Breu / Costumes: : Yuko Ikeda (Luna Luz) / Stage Director: : Koro Suzuki, Kazuhiko Nakahara / Sound Director: : Norimasa Ushikawa / Lighting Director: : Tomomi Ohira / Video Director: : Shimpei Yamada / Producer: : Akane Nakamura / Company Manager: : Tamiko Ouki


  • Past
    Tue 22.10.2013, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 24.10.2013, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 25.10.2013, 19:00 / HAU2


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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