Director and choreographer: Shusaku Takeuchi in cooperation with antagon theaterAKTion
Photo below: Stefan Chytrek
Package is a dance/ theater performance created by the international well-known Japanese choreographer Shusaku Takeuchi and was presented for the first time on the 23.,24. and 25. of October 2015 in Frankfurt / Main Germany, as a co-production and re-creation with the antagon ensemble.
„Package“ was awarded 1995 with the Sonia Gaskell price in the Netherlands, for being the most striking performance of the year. Furthermore “The Package” was the first western dance theatre production, which was officially permitted to be presented in 2001 on the Red Square in Moscow.
At times were “competence presentation” is seen as more important than the work itself, the performance focuses through expressive images, as well as through an aesthetical -athletical choreography, on the cruel everyday office life between monotony, bullying and career fights.
„Package” mirrors the “uniformed” people in suits, their life through dancing. Frankfurt- “The city of banks” is therefore the ideal venue of staging this performance created by Shusaku Takeuchi in coproduction with antagon theaterAKTion.
„Package“ is a highly expressive creation, rich in aesthetic moments and situations that seem to come directly from the everyday office life.
The connection between Shusaku Takeuchi and antagon theaterAKTion exists for more than 20 years. “The Package” is reinterpreted with the possibilities and forms of antagon theatre. Guest director and choreographer Shusaku Takeuchi created the performance together with the antagon ensemble and guest performers.
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