The Unknown Dancer in the Neighbourhood is a drama about apathy and anonymity in a Japanese suburb on the city fringe. During the day the neighbourhood bustles with people who treat each other indifferently; yet at night, it transforms into a dangerous zone, festering with crime. Through the powerful movements of a single actor, the play introduces the neighbourhood’s inhabitants and reveals their past, present and future.
30-year old Tokyo-based award-winning director and playwright Suguru Yamamoto’s skilful blend of theatre, dance and projection art unites with actor and choreographer Wataru Kitao’s intuitive but precise movements. Together, they seamlessly weave the characters’ lives into a captivating story on stage.
The Unknown Dancer in the Neighbourhood, brought to Sydney for the first time by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, was created by Yamamoto under his solo project Docu(nt)ment. It was developed and produced by Steep Slope Studio through their creative support program. The play was showcased as a featured production at the Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting 2016 and at Festival/Tokyo 2016.
The Unknown Dancer in the Neighbourhood
22 & 23 March | Starts 7:30pm | Duration 90mins (no interval) | w/ English surtitles
39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
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