David Wampach


Choreographer and Dancer
Residency Period: from 1 February to 16 March 2016

■Research Outline

Research Theme TERAYAMA PROJECT (Research on the Japanese playwright, theater/film director, poet, essayist, Shuji Terayama [1935-1983])
Brief Description of the Research David Wampach researched on Shuji Terayama’s artistic visions and philosophy. During his residency, he met the artists and arts managers who engaged in the work of Shuji Terayama and Tenjo Sajiki, and he visited Shuji Terayama Museum in Misawa and watched “Directions to Servants / Nuhikun” by Ban’Yu Inryoku in Tokyo. In addition, he watched a boxing match in Korakuen Hall as Shuji Terayama depicted boxing matches in his work.


1 February 2016 Arrives in Japan
2 February 2016 to 15 March 2016 Interviews artists and arts managers in relation to Shuji Terayama and Tenjo Sajiki’s work
Visits Shuji Terayama Museum in Misawa
Attends performances at TPAM and other theaters
22 February 2016 Public Talk at Morishita Studio
5, 6 and 7 March 2016 Performance at KYOTO EXPERIMENT
April 2016 Departs Japan

■Public Talk

Date 22 February 2016
Time 19:00-20:30
Place Studio S, Morishita Studio
Title Desire and Overflow
With a theme of “Desire and Overflow”, David Wampach gave a presentation on his works and activities.

David Wampach
Born in France David

Wampach started out studying medicine at the Faculty of Montpellier. He quickly became interested in live performances: firstly theater, and then dance. He participated in multiple dance groups: The Company Coline in Istres, France (1999), Ex.e.r.ce (2000) at the National Choreographic Center of Montpellier, directed by Mathilde Monnier, and then the P.A.R.T.S school of Brussels with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (2001). He also participated in the training of choreographic culture offered by Laurence Louppe, from 2004 to 2006, while working on his creations. In Japan, he stayed at Villa Kujoyama in 2011 and did workshops in the program of Kyoto Experiment 2011 and 2013. In addition he presented “URGE” in the program of Kyoto Experiment 2016. http://www.davidwampach.eu/index.php


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