Feb 07, 2008|
What can we expect?
Japanese typically gather around a kotatsu (heated table) and have tangerines on it. We observe how familial lies, deceptions and love are hidden under the heated table covered by a futon (quilt).
What inspired you guys?
We are inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the video game Kuron’s Gate. For this work, we also refer to the Japanese animation show Sazae San. Japanese usually watch this show at dinnertime.
Is it tough being performing artists in Japan?
Wangnin Bunmei came together in 2004. It’s difficult to find a place to practice. This is a big problem in Tokyo.
Any differences for this version?
We have been performing the “Wangnin Family” piece since 2007, but we continue to refine the work and adapt it to each place and audience.
What’s your dream performance?
We are eager to perform in Hong Kong, especially in a slum or a poor area, such as the one that appears in Kuron’s Castle. We have used this famous slum as our inspiration.