Premiered 2015/9/19,20 at Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

It is a performance piece named “Workshop”, but at the same time the whole process is a workshop on making up the situation of performance.
The audience gather to see a performance but they are asked to join a workshop on how to become an audience. In other words they are made to play a role as an audience doubly.
Most parts are done non-verbally except the minimum instructions given by the facilitator.

In this piece, we defined “audience” as those who; watch the performance, follow spoken or unspoken rules without interupting the performance, and keep active sensuously and physically.
The performer gives a performance, and draw attention from the audience. The role of the facilitator is to help the audience concentrate and watch the whole incidents including their own behaviors.

The actual performance can be described as follows.
The whole floor is covered by wooden boards, when the audience are let in the space. There are many objects like stones, balls, hoses, plastic or glasses under and around the boards, so as people walk on them, that make various noises and also unstability. The performer basically repeats simple exercise-like movements on different spots, but she is tied with the workshop facilitator by a rope with a bucket hung in the middle, so the movements are often to be restrected. The performer and the facilitator are treated as a part of the whole stage set.

The audience is announced that the workshop starts on how to become an audience and asked to cooperate to clean up the floor and put stones in the bucket hanging. There is no chair and the performer moves around, so they have to stay standing and walk around not to crash with objects or other people. As the performance goes on, the facilitator starts to put or lean objects on various parts of audience’s body, corresponding the performer’s movements. By doing that she makes them to pay more attention to their own body and re-balance them. Accordingly they are guided to watch the performer’s movement linking their physicality.

In the end the audience is again asked to lay the wooden boards back on the floor and the facilitator lays down under one of the boards. The performer keeps rolling on the unstable boards, and she finally stops when the rope is stretched to the limit.


Shu Nakagawa
Shu Nakagawa


初演 2015/9/19,20 Art Center Ongoing
制作・出演: 神村恵、梶原あずみ(ミルク倉庫)、宮崎直孝(ミルク倉庫)

この作品で私たちは、「観客」というものを 1パフォーマンスを見る、2パフォーマンスを邪魔せずルールに従う(言葉で示されても示されないものであっても) 3感覚的・身体的に能動的でいる 存在だと定義した。パフォーマーはパフォーマンスを行い、観客の注意を引き付ける。ファシリテーターは観客が集中し、彼らの身体をもってパフォーマンスを見るのを手助けする役割を担う。