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Blue Cliff, c/o Yael Gaathon

Martin Vahlsvej 20 1th

8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Shinpai Shinaide - Don't worry about us

  

 

On a hill overlooking the ocean, in a small town in Japan that was hit very hard by the 2011 tsunami, is a phone booth known as the "Phone of the Wind". It is connected to nowhere, but people come to talk to their lost family and friends, finding a way to give expression to their grief and make peace with their loss. A man who has lost his parents, his wife and his 1-year old son says: “Please let me hear you call me papa”, another tells his wife: “You always forget to eat. Don’t forget to eat”. A phrase that is being used over and over again is: “Shinpai shinaide”, “Don’t worry about us”.

 

An international collaboration, Shinpai Shinaide is a butoh dance and video performance about human fragility, love, loss, hope and acceptance, inspired by the Phone of the Wind and the poetic and moving words that grieving parents, sons, daughters and friends have entrusted to it. 

 

Created and produced by Blue Cliff, in co-production with Åbne Scene - Godsbanen (Aarhus) and Bora Bora - Dans og visuelt teater (Aarhus)

På en bakke med udkig over havet i en lille by i Japan, der blev hårdt ramt af tsunamien i 2011, er der en telefonboks kendt som ”Vindens telefon”. Den er ikke forbundet _l noget, men folk kommer her for at snak- ke med de familiemedlemmer og venner, de har mistet – for at finde en måde at give udtryk for og finde fred med deres sorg. En mand, der har mistet sine forældre, sin kone og sin etårige søn fortæller: ”Lad mig bare høre dig kalde mig far”, en anden fortæller sin kone, ”du glemmer al_d at spise. Glem ikke at få noget at spise”. Et udtryk, der går igen og igen er ”shinpai shinaide”, ”bekymr jer ikke om os”.

Shinpai shinaide, er et internationalt samarbejde – en butoh-dans og videoforestlling om menneskelig skrøbelighed, kærlighed, tab, håb og accept, inspireret af Vindens telefon og de poetiske ord, som sørgende forældre, sønner, døtre og venner har betroet den.

 

En Blue Cliff produktion, co-produceret med Åbne Scene - Godsbanen, (Aarhus) og Bora Bora - Dans og visuelt teater (Aarhus)

Choreography and dance / koreografi og dans: Yael Gaathon

 

Video / video: Masashi Nagara

 

Music composition / komponist: Tamar Muskal

 

Shakuhachi flute / shakuhachi-fløjte: Kojiro Umezaki

 

Set and costume design / scene- og kostumedesign: Yael Gaathon

 

Assistant video artist / assisterende videokunstner: Ai Sasao

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