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9, 10 March 2012

dance performance
3.10 - Words from 100,000 People

dance | Ikko Suzuki
sound collage | Kirara Kawachi

Fri. 9 March
Sat. 10 March

admission: 3,200 Yen with 1 drink at Door
Admission limited to 30 each

In the early morning of March 10th, 1945, eastern Tokyo was heavily bombed by the US air force. More than 100,000 people were killed that morning, with most of the victims being elderly, women, and children.
Artist Kirara Kawachi and dancer Ikko Suzuki have been collaborating since 2005 and putting on an annual performance to tell this story that should be shared with the modern world. The performance comprises testimonials by those who experienced the air raids, physical expression through dance, and the space located in Gallery éf, one of the only buildings that survived the bombing.

silent prayer for 3.11: Sun. 11 March 14:00-
dance: Ikko Suzuki
admission free

The Japan Times article by Chiho Iuchi (6 Mar. 2009) >>

produced by | Ikko Suzuki, Kirara Kawachi, Galleryéf
costume |
lighting | Tetra Logic Studio
sound operation | Takeaki Aoki, Jun'ichi Katoh
photograph | Noken Daito


photo: Noken Daito (2011)


A week after the bomb attack during World War 2 on 19 March 1945. This photo was taken from the top of Matsuya Department Store. On the left is Sumida River and the small building in the middle is the warehouse - Gallery éf.
photo: courtesy of The center of the Tokyo Raid and War Damages

from the same view point, 2006