Takayuki Fujimoto x Tsuyoshi Shirai
“Node / The Old Man of the Desert”
26—-28, May 2013
26th. Sun. 15:00 start Â Â *post performance talk
27th. Mon. & 28th. Tue. 19:30 start
(door open 30 minutes before)
at KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Middle Studio
Node, a traffic hub where people from around the world come and go. The old man of the desert, our protagonist, collects the random information brought through here, enabling him to know everything about the world. With the ground vibrating and the throng of grotesque digitally-fertilized plants on the stage, it may be a desert, post catastrophe.
Created by a group of Butoh and contemporary dancers, a musician and a team of independent computer programmers, working under the direction of Takayuki Fujimoto from Dumb Type and choreographer Tsuyoshi Shirai, âThe Old Man of the Desertâ is an allegorical performance of the body and digital technology, reflecting the unprecedented reality we are facing today.