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Announcing Hannie van den Bergh + Jan van den Berg’s performance “Watching and being watched”


We are pleased to announce a performance Watching and being watched by Hannie van den Bergh + Jan van den Berg on June 24 (Sat) and 25 (Sun), as a result of their activity during their stay at Studio Kura.

Here are some words from the artist themselves.

Hannie van den Bergh and Jan van den Berg are artists from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They combine their qualities as visual artist/designer and storyteller/film director to work on performances in the Netherlands and abroad. During the last 15 years, they are researching the long-lasting Japanese – Dutch relationship, and the mutual exchange of goods, science and culture. In this performance they will present their experiences from visits and meetings in Kyushu: Nagasaki (Deshima), Hirado, Kumamoto and Fukuoka area. The performance will deal with notions such as ‘watching and being watched’.

For this special occasion the noh performer Toshikazu Marumachi (from Hiroshima) will perform with them.
Toshikazu Marumachi is a Noh theatre performer from Hiroshima, with a background in traditional Noh-theatre and experiences in contemporary performing arts. In April 2017 he was participant in Deshima AIR (artist in residency) in the Netherlands.

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