At the beginning of 2020, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing et Anne-Sophie Turion immersed ourselves in the life of a hikikomori reintegration association and were able to get in touch with some of them.
Between documentary, cinema and choreography, HIKU stages this group of hikikomori in rehabilitation. On stage, recorded material – sound and video shot in Japan – intertwines with live actions; accompanied by performers, three hikikomoris take over the stage remotely from Japan.
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Éric Minh Cuong Castaing, choreographer and visual artist, develops shows, performances, films or installations that cross dance and image, calling upon new technologies as new structures of perception. Associating professional dancers and amateur dancers, his ‘In Socius’ projects take shape within specific societal realities, associating institutions outside the field of art (care centers, schools…).
Anne-Sophie Turion declines her appetence for the living and the visual in the form of in-situ interventions, performances and shows. From the black box to the open air, she orchestrates reality into fiction. Seizing with humor the artifices of the theater or the cinema, she makes narratives with apparent cogs: images and scenarios are built live, letting the real life emerge on stage.
Conception, choregraphy, scenography, directing: Éric Minh Cuong Castaing, Anne-Sophie Turion
Set performance: Éric Minh Cuong Castaing, Anne-Sophie Turion, Yuika Hokama
Online performance: casting in process
Dramaturgy: Marine Relinger
Support: Elise Simonet
Sound: Renaud Bajeux
Light: Véra Martins
Technic: Stanislas Kopec
Production: Claire Crova
Administration: Tiffanie Sebbag
Intern: Alice Gabay
Creation realized in coproduction with the platform CHRONIQUES CREATIONS, supported by the DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the City of Marseille and the French Institute in Paris.
Production: Cie Shonen
Collaboration: Cie Grandeur Nature
Partners (Japan): Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto), Association New Start Kansai (Takatsuki), Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto), Kyoto University (Kyoto)
Groupe des 20 Théâtres en Île-de-France, Ministère de la Culture – Bourse de recherche “Mondes Nouveaux”, Théâtre Export avec le soutien de l’Institut français à Paris, Dicréam – CNC, La Fondation des artistes, 3bisf (Aix-en-Provence), 2 angles (Flers), Les Ballets C de la B (Gand), Charleroi-Danse (Charleroi), Théâtre de l’entresort – centre National de la création adaptée, Fondation des artistes, Scam – Bourse brouillon d’un rêve.