Performing Arts


Artist, born in Hyogo Prefecture (Japan). Represented Japan at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Since 2010, Yanagi has extended her practice to theatre, and in 2011, launched the Yanagi Miwa Theater Project, involving herself in the direction, scenario, stage art, costume design, etc. From 2011 through 2012, she produced and performed the trilogy "1924", which portrayed the infancy of arts movements such as the Tsukiji Shogekijo theatre and Mavo Dadaist group in Taisho period (1912-1926) Japan. She followed this in 2012 with her "PANORAMA" series, featuring the panorama exhibition halls popular in the late Meiji period (1868-1912), and weaving the discord itself between media arts and theatre into the work in a form unlike anything else to date. For the Triennale she will stage a new work taking as its theme "the specter known as voice" interwoven with elements of Samuel Beckett's drama "Krapp's Last Tape".

  photo: Sansei Kimura


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