Takao Kawaguchi, “TOUCH OF THE OTHER” Town Performances/Silent Programs

Photo: Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh

October 21 (Fri) 20:00- / 22:00-
Mikawadai Park
4-2-27 Roppongi, Minato-ku
[Participation fee]
An excerpt of a scene from TOUCH OF THE OTHER, a joint international project first performed in Tokyo in January 2016. It was produced in Los Angeles and Tokyo with Jonathan M. Hall based on research materials prepared by sociologist Laud Humphreys stored in ONE Archives in Los Angeles. As the social rights of the LGBT community become established worldwide, this work goes out of its way to ask questions of future society with focus on this "deviant" culture.


Takao Kawaguchi

After joining the Japanese multimedia performance collective Dumb Type from 1996 to 2008, Takao Kawaguchi since 2000 has been exploring the fertile field of live performance in the intersection of theater, dance, visual image and fine arts. His latest work, entitled “About Kazuo Ohno - Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces” has been touring since 2013. He just finished touring Europe, Indonesia and the US this summer and fall.
Besides, he was the director of the Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival from 1996 to 1999. He also translated the British experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman’s essay “Chroma” into Japanese (2003, Uplink).