Artists

The Australian company Back to Back Theatre is an ensemble of actors with disabilities and has been producing theater works for more than 30 years. Their first performance in Japan took place in 2013 with the piece Ganesh vs. the Third Reich as part of the Festival/Tokyo. They returned in 2018 with the play small metal objects, organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. Back to Back Theatre’s internationally renowned works shine a sharp light on the darker corners of society. Pioneers of inclusive theater, they employ the powers of fiction to constantly question the difficulties of surviving within the oppressiveness of contemporary society.

At Aichi Triennale 2022, the company presents their films Oddlands and Shadow (performed with Japanese subtitles), two stories about unlikely heroes who find hope in the most unlikely places. A post-performance discussion with writer and director Bruce Gladwin is also scheduled to take place.

*Back to Back Theatre will not be coming to Japan.

Selected Works & Awards
2014
Herald Angel Critic’s Award, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, UK
2012
Helpmann Award for Best Australian Work, Australia
2008
New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie Award), USA
2005
Sidney Myer Performing Arts Group Award, Australia

Performances

ODDLANDS

FILM

  • ODDLANDS, 2017
  • Photo: Jeff Busby
Dates
Sat, Jul 30, 11:00 / 12:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00
Duration
30 min.
Languages
English with Japanese subtitles
Tickets
Admission included in Contemporary Art Exhibition ticket (Reservation required →i-ticket)
Note
Children below school age are not permitted.
Venue
Large Rehearsal Room, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B2)
Access
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.
Performance brochure
Available after the performance
Co-operation
Australian Embassy Tokyo

Performances

ODDLANDS / SHADOW

FILM

  • Photo: Jeff Busby
Dates
Sat, Oct 8, 17:30 / 19:30
Sun, Oct 9, 17:30
Mon, Oct 10, 11:30
Duration
ODDLANDS 30 min. + SHADOW 60 min.
Languages
English with Japanese subtitles
Tickets
¥1,500 (Both advance tickets and door tickets)
Note
Children below school age are not permitted.
Venue
Fushimi millionza
Access
  • 1 minute on foot going east from exit 1 at Fushimi Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line.
Performance brochure
Available after the performance
Co-operation
Australian Embassy Tokyo