A look back at the “Matières” project in Japan
The Matières project, a research laboratory organized by circusnext and Setouchi Circus Factory, was held in Japan from July 18 to August 1.
circusnext regularly offers a research laboratory beyond the borders of Europe. The aim is to give French artists the opportunity to meet artists from other parts of the world, through exchanges of experience, master-classes, research and experimentation…
The Matières project, a research laboratory organized by circusnext and Setouchi Circus Factory, took place in Japan from July 18 to August 1.
Inbal Ben Haim (Laureate 2021) and Domitille Martin exchanged ideas and experimented with Japanese circus artists on the use of paper in the circus, and particularly washi paper. The Lab took place in several Japanese cities, from Mitoyo to Tokyo, via Marugame. On the program: body and material work in dedicated spaces, a visit of a washi factory, sharing experiences with the local audience…
“One of the most touching process I saw as a teacher. The magic grows when circus and washi paper meet, when a group of people jump in full confidence and generosity into the most crazy ideas that you have, when the great dreamer Michiko Tanaka (director of Setouchi Circus Factory) is knitting a reality where everything can happen, and when the amazing team of circusnext follows all the way.”
Inbal Ben Haim (source: Facebook)
This Lab concluded with a final presentation at the French Institute of Tokyo.
Supported by Institut Français.