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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. 





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