Cross Transit

ARCHIVE

2019

2018

2017

  • Cross Transit

    2017.11.16, 17

    Cross Transit

    2017.11.16, 17
    Department of Performing Arts(Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

2016

  • Cross Transit

    2016.3.30, 31

    Cross Transit

    2016.3.30, 31
    Chofu City Sengawa Theater

  • Cross Transit

    2016.9.22, 9.29-10.2

    Cross Transit

    2016.9.22, 9.29-10.2
    Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre,
    Theatre Tram

PROCESS

2019

June
Kitamura starts researching about Kagura Dance.
March
U.S Tour of Cross Transit for Japan Society(NY), The Kennedy Center(DC), Towson University(MD) from 15th~23th Mach 2019.

2018

September-October
Artist in residence for Mangangsana、Chy Ratana、Luluk Ari and Yoshie Abe for Creation of the brand new piece, vox soil -new edition- (12- 14th October 2018 at the Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT), 20th October 2018 at Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre ).
March
Artist Residence for Mangangsana, Chy Ratana and Luluk Ari for Creation of the brand new piece, Cross Transit “vox soil” (28- 30th March 2018 in Chofu City Sengawa Theater). This piece was try out performance of new collaboration work between Indian, Cambodian, Indonesian and Japanese Artists, through the Researching and Creation in Manipur, Bones, Sado.
January
Yokoyama, Artists in Residence for creation with help of Indonesian composer, Nursalim Yadi and Singers in Borneo, Indonesia.
Kitamura, started discussion with Kaneko and Sekiguchi about the scenography for a brand new piece, and started rehearsal with Japanese dancers in Tokyo.

2017

November
After one week Artist Residence for Japanese Artists with changing  scenography, Performance (16-17th Nov.2017) at the theater “Department of Performing Arts” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia co-organized with Amrita Performing Arts. For 2 days, with full audience and gained a high reputation.
October
"Daku" ~ spin-out work from Cross Transit project in Roppongi Art Night 2017.
Artist in residence for Chy Ratana, rehearsal for performance in Cambodia in November.
August-September
Artist in residence for Mangangsana, Chy Ratana and Kim Hak.
Creation and performance presentation in Tokyo and Sado Island, in Niigata Prefecture.
Kitamura, fieldwork for Martial Arts and Traditional Music in Yogyakarta and Padang Panjang in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Kitamura, fieldwork for Martial Arts and Traditional Music in Chiang Mai in Thailand, and meeting musicians in Nepal’s each area with personal network of Mangangsana.

2016

September
Hak arrives in Japan, and Kitamura begins rehearsals with all the cast. Yokoyama travels to Sado for sound recordings. Kitamura and the cast begin a residency at Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture. Hak begins field research. Cross Transit premieres at Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre on September 22nd. Cross Transit is performed at Theatre Tram from September 29th to October 2nd.
August
Kitamura begins rehearsing with the Japanese dancers. Cambodian dancer, Chy Ratana, arrives in Japan. Hak begins photo shooting in Cambodia. Kaneko begins creating film materials based off of Hak’s photos.
July
Yokoyama begins his composition. He travels to Manipur to do field research with local composers like Mangansana. He also holds workshop sessions with various artists and records materials for composition.Marie Takimoto and Chie Akimoto (production staff) begin contacting the Cambodian side to invite their artists. Kitamura travels to Sado for sound research.
April-June
Kitamura begins discussing about the development of Cross Transit with Hiroaki Yokoyama (sound director), Kim Hak (photographer), Akihiko Kaneko (film designer), and Yuji Sekiguchi (technical director).She starts contacting artists in Manipur and begins selection of dancers in Japan.
March
Kim Hak and Chy Ratana return to Japan on March 20th.Kitamura showcases her work in progress to present her field research and residencies on March 30th and 31st at the Sengawa Theater.
January-February
The project begins.Kim Hak, the photographer and visual artist, and Chy Ratana, the dancer, from Cambodia visit Japan on January 30th until February 22nd.Joint creation begins.

2015

November-December
Takimoto and Hiroaki Yokoyama, the sound director, visit Cambodia and Manipur, India.They contact local artists, hold meetings with producers, and record local music for sound material.In December, Kitamura begins a workshop for the creative process with Japanese dancers.
October
Kitamura holds an audition for dancers and performers in Japan.
July-September
Kitamura and Marie Takimoto from the production team begin Asia Research.Kitamura travels to Cambodia at the end of July and continues her research in Battambang, Siem Riap, and Phnom Penh.She begins teaching master classes for the dancers from the Amrita Performing Arts Center in Phnom Penh.Takimoto visits Phnom Penh in August for a meeting with the project associates.
June
Yasuhiro Morinaga, the sound designer, meets people from the Cambodian music industry and begins recording sound material.

2014

November
Akiko Kitamura, the choreographer, begins her First Asia Research.She begins her association with Rithisal Kang from Amrita Performing Arts Center and other local artists in Cambodia and Myanmar.

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