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TAKEDA Riki

武田力 TAKEDA Riki is a theater director and folk arts archiver. He joined theater company chelfitsch as an actor and performed extensively in Europe and the US with the company. After the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, he began his career as a director. Takeda invites the audience to consider our contemporary time in a playful manner: everyday matters form the material for his works, such as being reprimanded by a police officer, the Japanese street food takoyaki (octopus balls), and elementary education textbooks. He is also involved in the revival and preservation of folk art in depopulated rural villages in Japan. Recent activities include creating and presenting work in Metro Manila and Shanghai, as well as running an art space in Wuhan, China. Takeda was a Yokohama Arts Foundation Creative Children Fellow in 2016 and 2017, as well as a Japan Foundation Asia Center’s Asia Fellow in 2019. 

演出家、民俗芸能アーカイバー。

大学で教育学を学び、幼稚園に勤務。その後、チェルフィッチュに俳優として参加し、欧米を中心に活動するも、東日本大震災を機に演出家に。

「警察からの指導」「たこ焼き」「小学校教科書」など身近な物事を素材とし、また限界集落の民俗芸能の復活/継承を手掛けるなどして、観客とともに現代社会を思索する。近年はフィリピンや上海で制作や、中国・武漢でアートスペースを展開している。

横浜市芸術文化振興財団2016,2017年度クリエイティブ・チルドレン・フェローシップ、2019年度国際交流基金アジア・フェローシップに選定された。



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