As a result of our stay at Studio Kura, we presented the performance Watching and being watched on June 24 (Sat) and 25 (Sun) 2017.
Hannie van den Bergh and Jan van den Berg are artists from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They combine their qualities as visual artist/designer and storyteller/film director to work on performances in the Netherlands and abroad. During the last 15 years, they are researching the long-lasting Japanese – Dutch relationship, and the mutual exchange of goods, science and culture. In this performance they will present their experiences from visits and meetings in Kyushu: Nagasaki (Deshima), Hirado, Kumamoto and Fukuoka area. The performance will deal with notions such as ‘watching and being watched’.
For this special occasion the noh performer Toshikazu Marumachi (from Hiroshima) will perform with them.
Toshikazu Marumachi is a Noh theatre performer from Hiroshima, with a background in traditional Noh-theatre and experiences in contemporary performing arts. In April 2017 he was participant in Deshima AIR (artist in residency) in the Netherlands.