Many thanks to Juliet Knapp of Kyoto Experiment for letting us know about this upcoming event.
Dumb Type Premiere “2020” at ROHM Theatre Kyoto 2020.3.28 (SAT) – 3.29 (SUN)
Legendary multimedia performance group Dumb Type have announced that the premiere of their first new work in 18 years will take place at Kyoto’s ROHM Theatre this coming March.
Comprising a diverse membership drawn from video, visual art, architecture, dance, design, music computer programming, Dumb Type was founded in 1984 and has since established a reputation at home and abroad for its multimedia performances and installations whose main creative figures and approaches shift each time. This performance marks its first new work since “Voyage” in 2002.
Formed in 1984, Dumb Type is a group of artists comprised of members from various fields such as visual art, video, computer programming, music and dance. Based in Kyoto, participating members vary from project to project and works produced are unconstrained by existing genres, introduced at home and abroad as multimedia art that crosses all kinds of forms of expression. In parallel with performances, they also create installation works and in 2018 their solo exhibition “DUMB TYPE: ACTIONS + REFLEXIONS” was held at Pompidou Centre Metz (France). An updated version of this exhibition with new works and archive materials opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in November 2019 and continues until February 2020. Dumb Type Official Website: http://dumbtype.com/
Venue: South Hall, ROHM Theater Kyoto
KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival – 2020
Dumb Type New Work (World Premiere) 2020
Date and Time: Saturday 28th March 19:00 // Sunday 29th March 15:00
*Venue box office opens 60 minutes prior to the performance. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.
*A post-show talk by the members will be held after the performance.
Adult 5,000 yen.
Youth (under 25 years old) 2,500 yen.
* ID must be presented upon admission for Youth tickets.
* Please contact ROHM Theater Kyoto in advance about wheelchair accessibility.
* Preschool age children are not allowed.
*Due to the the nature of the work’s creation process, audiences may not be able to take their originally assigned seats.
•General Release: Saturday 18th January 2020 10:00-
•Advance Sale (Online members of ROHM Theatre Kyoto and Kyoto Concert Hall only): Saturday 11th January 2020 10:00-
•ROHM Theater Kyoto Online. Tickets available 24 hours (free advance registration is required).
•ROHM Theater Kyoto Ticket Counter Tel. 075-746-3201 (Open 10:00-19:00 / open all year except for special closure days)
•Kyoto Concert Hall Ticket Counter Tel. 075-711-3231 (Open 10:00-17:00 / closed first and third Mondays of the month)
•Ticket pia Tel. 0570-02-9999 (P CODE: 499-172) http://t.pia.jp/
•eplus (Mobile / PC / Family Mart)
For more information please see the event page at the ROHM Theatre website.
Contact: ROHM Theater Kyoto Ticket Counter. Tel. 075-746-3201
Management by Dumb Type, ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Produced by ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Special Thanks to TAKENAKA Co Ltd (a symunity company)
Co-sponsored by The Saison Foundation
Organised by KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival – Executive Committee
Participating Organisations: Kyoto City / Kyoto City University of Arts / Kyoto City Kyocera Museum / Kyoto City Zoo / (Public) Kyoto City Arts Culture Association / (Public) Kyoto City Music Arts Culture Promotion Foundation / (Public) Kyoto Advanced Technology Research Institute / Kyoto Chamber of Commerce / Kyoto Keizai Doyukai / Japan Broadcasting Corporation Kyoto Broadcasting Station / Kyoto Shimbun / Kyoto Okazaki Ashiya Shoten