"La Marie Vision" 1970 - Shuji Terayama


"The City" 1974 - Yutaka Higashi
SHUJI TERAYAMA: LABORATORY OF A PLAY,
TENJO-SAJIKI & YUTAKA HIGASHI: TOKYO KID BROTHERS


Performance Schedule:
June 13th - 30th, 2002
Thursday - Sunday
La Galleria
Admission: Free


From June 13th to 30th, La MaMa will present a video installation, lecture series, and exhibition on its first two Japanese directors, Shuji Terayama and Yutaka Higashi. The exhibition and all events will be held in La MaMa La Galleria.

The exhibition will include performance videos of shows by both troupes as well as lectures by Kyoko Kujo Terayama, the Tenjo Sajiki's producer. There will also be a display of original poster art from the productions, recreations of props, personal artifacts such as letters from Terayama to Ellen Stewart, and displays intended to recapture the spirit of participatory theatre that these directors created.



Shuji Terayama (1935-1983)
was an avant-garde poet, a writer for radio, television and film, a cultural critic, a filmmaker, and the founder and director of the Tenjo Sajiki: A Laboratory of Play. He presented an English version of La Marie Vision at La MaMa in July 1970 with a mixed cast of Japanese and American actors. The Tenjo Sajiki returned in 1980 to present Directions to Servants, an adaptation of Swift's original text.



Yutaka Higashi (1945-2000) was a founding member of the Tenjo Sajiki, then split off in 1968 to form his own troupe, Tokyo Kid Brothers. He specialized in original musicals and presented four shows at La MaMa between 1970-81, including Golden Bat, Coney Island Play, The City, and Shiro.



"Directions to Servants" 1980 - Shuji Terayama and "The Golden Bat" 1970 - Yutaka Higashi

Exhibit and Event Schedule
Week 1 - Open 1:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday June 13th - Press Opening Night
Lecture by Ms. Kyoko Kujo Tereyama and Mr. Nobutaka Kitagawa, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video Screening: "Direction to Servants" Tenjosajiki Productions, 6:45pm - 8:35pm
Video Screening: "The City" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 8:50pm - 10:00pm

Friday June 14th
Lecture by Ms. Kyoko Kujo Tereyama, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video Screening: "La Marie Vision", 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Video Screening: "Shiro" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Saturday June 15th - Special Reception Day
Reception 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Video Installation: Shuji Tereyama, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Video Installation:Yutaka Higashi, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Sunday June 16th
Lecture by Ms. Kyoko Kujo Tereyama, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Video Screening: "Direction to Servants" Tenjoshajiki Production, 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Video Screening: "The City" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 8:50pm - 10:00pm

Week 2 - Open 1:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday June 20th
Video Screening: "Shiro" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Video Screening: "La Marie Vision", 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Friday June 21st
Video Screening: "The City" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Video Screening: "Video Anthology" Tenjoshajiki Production, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday June 22nd
Video Screening: "The City" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Video Screening: "La Marie Vision", 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Sunday June 23rd
Video Screening: "Utopia", 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Video Screening: "Video Anthology" Tenjoshajiki Production, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Week 3 - Open 1:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday June 27th
Video Screening: "Video Anthology" Tenjoshajiki Production, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Video Screening: "Shiro" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Friday June 28th
Video Screening: "Direction to Servants" Tenjoshajiki Production, 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Video Screening: "Utopia", 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Saturday June 29th
Video Screening: "La Marie Vision", 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Video Screening: "Shiro" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sunday June 30th
Video Screening: "The City" Tokyo Kid Brothers, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Video Screening: "Direction to Servants" Tenjoshajiki Production, 3:30pm - 5:30pm


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