”The Pure Present" by Moriyama Mirai


Tickets for Mirai Moriyama’s performance are sold out. Please note that there will be no same-day ticket sales. (Updated July 16, 2012)

Christian Boltanski+Jean Kalman, “The Last Class”, Photo T.Kuratani

Moriyama Mirai will perform at the “Last Class” as a stage, the artwork created in 2006 by Christian Boltanski and Jean Kalman. “Something that is no longer there but used to exist there. An overwhelming “absence” rising up because of being confronted. Withered rice straw symbolises the end of the harvest while at the same time it becomes the earth that attracts new sprouts. The monster of a snowball that can swallow everything born out of the blizzard will eventually melt and become water for life. The performance will take inspiration from the world view of Boltanski contrasting existence and absence which are dark but beautiful contours and customs of Echigo-Tsumari.” (The artist’s comment)

Moriyama Mirai / PROFILE

Moriyama studied various genres of dance from the age of five and made his full-fledged stage debut at the age of 15. In 2013, he was appointed as one of the Japan Cultural Envoys by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, spent one year in Israel, and worked in various countries in Europe while having his base at Inbal Pinto&Avshalom Pollak Dance Company. He has been expanding his horizon as an expressionist without being categorised into a conventional framework. He received the best actor award for his performance in the film called “Underdog” for the 75th Mainichi Film Award and the 94th Kinema Junpo. “in-side-out”, the film he directed was nominated as one of the competition works for the SSFF & Asia 2021. He was a general director for a performance called “Re: Incarnation” held at Kiyoimzudera in Kyoto on 11 March 2021. In June 2021, he performed at “Unexplored Unfulfilled Ghost and Monster”. He danced a requiem at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic 2020. Post-Botoh School.

*Main Photo : ©️Takeshi Miyamoto


Date and time 18:15 on Sat 10, 18:15 on Sun 11 Sep
Admission [Tickets for Mirai Moriyama's performance are sold out. Please note that there will be no same-day ticket sales. (Updated July 16, 2012)]

General admission JPY 4,000 in advance, General admission JPY 5,000 yen at the door (Passport discount available), Child under 18 years old JPY 2,500. *Including admission fee to the artworks.

【Maximum capacity】50 per performance(*Limit 2 tickets per person per purchase)
【Ticket to be sold】from 16 July / AM9:30-
【Purchase online】Peatix
【Purchase on site】MonET, Naeba Shuzo
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