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.