Hauntingly beautiful physical theatre from Japan, inspired by the life of the painter, Rey Camoy.
Camoy (1928-1985) was described by Tokyo Art Beat as “a little-known peripatetic Japanese painter of the human condition”. Over his career he painted countless portraits of drunks, clowns, disabled soldiers, old crones – searching obsessively for himself in these lost souls. He took his own life at the age of 57.
tarinainanika’s production shows the artist in his studio surrounded by the characters from his creations. The drama unfolds without a word, with intricate ensemble-work and breath-taking physicality. It’s a gut-wrenching love song to beauty – the kind worth living and dying for.
tarinainanika is an international theatre company specialising in the art of Corporeal Mime. Directors Kentaro Suyama and Tania Coke are former members of the renowned Théâtre de l’Ange Fou, having trained for many years with Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum (last assistants of the founder of Corporeal Mime, Etienne Decroux). The company is based at the Flying Carpet Factory in Osaka which is also home to the Corporeal Mime School of Performing Arts. They have presented their original works at festivals and venues across Japan and internationally.
This tour is supported by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, EU Japan Fest and the Japan Foundation.
Reviews of past productions:
“a spectacle of dark fantasy that reaches to the bottom of your heart and shakes awake the exhausted human inside” – Ed Fringe Review
The Same Boat
“chilling, ethereal, disturbing and hauntingly beautiful” – Ed Fringe Review
Read our exclusive interview with tarinainanika Co-Artistic Director Tania Coke to discover what makes Corporeal Mime so special and what tarinainanika enjoy about performing in the UK.