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2024 TAF: Gold Shower

2024-08-17 - 2024-08-18

5.27 (Mon.) 12:00 TPAC Member pre-sale
6.3 (Mon.) 12:00 Tickets can be purchased


Two divas full of excess, exuberance and subversion achieve the desired poetic and physical alchemy - SCENEWEB

“In the end, this will also be a dance of coming-of-age with our bodies at stake, staring into the future of humanity and questioning the ways to live in it.” - Akaji Maro

Gold Shower marks the improbable collaboration between the legendary Butoh artist Akaji Maro and the multitalented French performance artist François Chaignaud after their first encounter 10 years ago. This piece is a bold and unrestrained, yet delicate, rendezvous originating from two ends of various spectrums: age, language, dance form, and culture.
In this shared dance, Maro and Chaignaud reinvent it as a ritual of flesh in subversion by confronting their different sensitivities and aesthetics. The title echoes the golden rain falling on the imprisoned Danaëthe, alludes to the urophilia fetish, and mirrors the kimpun-show, the burlesque cabaret act initiated by Maro. 
While bodies attract and surrender to one another, and exchange fluid and artifice, Gold Shower transforms seriousness into frivolity and unpacks the epicene complicity in extravagance and outrageousness. Through a sublime and perverse parade, this piece transports both the beings on and off stage to the grotesque and mythological dimension of humanity.


[Professional Dancer Master Class] TPAC Profile- Akaji Maro Butoh Master Class

★ "Ichinin ippa" (“one dancer, one school”— the idea that each individual should be able to express/create her/his own movement vocabulary) Philosophy Practitioner: Akaji Maro, the founder of Japan's representative Butoh troupe Dairakudakan, returns to Taiwan after 27 years.

★ Trained by Butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata, the master Akaji Maro will teach his unique body method that transcends genre and boundaries.

In 1972, Akaji Maro founded the Butoh troupe "Dairakudakan" and named his style "Tenputenshiki," meaning that everything has innate talent, and the body has its own unique expressiveness that can be revealed without deliberate performance or training. Everyone possesses this innate ability. This workshop is recommended for professional performers who are interested in Butoh and wish to understand the Maro Method. The course focuses on the basics of Butoh and body awareness, expanding on Maro's methods to emphasize the presence of the physical body and rethink the connection and existence of the body.

◆ Time: 2024/8/19 (Mon.) 14:00-16:00

◆ Duration: Approximately 2 hours

◆ Location: Taipei Performing Arts Center, 11F Studio 1

◆ Capacity: 30 participants

◆ Price: NTD 2,500 (includes one 2-hour master class + one 1,800 NTD show ticket of your choice between 17th Aug. (Sat.)19:30 and 18th Aug. (Sun.)14:30 Gold Shower)

◆ Interpreter: Lin Yu-Pin

※ The master class will be conducted in Japanese, with a Japanese-Mandarin interpreter present to assist during the class.

※ This master class will be photographed and video recorded for archive and promotional use.

Akaji Maro
Akaji Maro was born in Nara prefecture, Japan in 1943. In 1965, under the strong influence of BUTOH pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata, he co-founded the theater company Jōkyō Gekijō with renowned Japanese actor and director Jurō Kara. In their productions, Maro was acknowledged as an actor who embodied Kara’s “privileged physical theory” with his own spectacular acting approach, and inspired many performing artists during the 1960’s and 70’s. In 1966, he studied under Tatsumi Hijikata. In 1972, Maro founded his own company Dairakudakan, where he brought his spectacular performing technique into BUTOH dance pieces. One of his basic teachings, Tempu-Tenshiki, became controversial not only in Japan but also in other countries after his company’s shocking debut at numerous dance festivals in France and the U.S. in 1982. Since then, BUTOH has held a strong influence on the international dance scene. With the belief Ichinin-Ippa (“one dancer, one school”- the idea that each individual should be able to express/create her/his own movement vocabulary), Maro has fostered emerging dancers, and has produced famous BUTOH groups such as Ushio Amagatsu (Sankai Juku), Carlotta Ikeda (Ariadone) and Ko Murobushi, among others.
As an actor, dancer and director/choreographer, Maro has been constantly challenged to cross the borders of different art forms. He has also starred in such films as Kikujiro (directed by Takeshi Kitano), Room (directed by Shion Sono) and Kill Bill (directed by Quentin Tarantino).

2024台北藝術節/黃金雨/Maro Akaji © Shiratori Shintaro

François Chaignaud

After graduating in 2003 from the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance, François Chaignaud has danced for many choreographers, including Alain Buffard, Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh, and Gilles Jobin. Since his first piece in 2004, his work is characterized by the articulation of singing and dance (Думи мої, 2013) and a profound relationship to history, evinced in his own work as well as in the collaborations he has formed with multiple artists (with Jérôme Marin, Marie Caroline Hominal, or Théo Mercier). Between 2005 and 2016, together with Cecilia Bangolea, he created a series of noteworthy shows that were presented worldwide. In 2021, he founded mandorle productions, whose artistic line is based on the cooperation with other artists such as Nina Laisné, Marie-Pierre Brébant, Akaji Maro, Dominique Brun, and Sasha J. Blondeau. He also creates pieces for large groups of performers: Soufflette 2018 for Carte Blanche, the piece t u m u l u s with Geoffroy Jourdain (Les Cris de Paris) in 2022. In 2023 he created with the beatboxer Aymeric Hainaux the piece Mirlitons. He is an associate artist at Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse in Paris as well as the Maison de la danse and the Biennale de la danse de Lyon.

2024台北藝術節/黃金雨/© Laurent Poleo Garnier_3535 JPG


Mandorle production is subsidised by the Ministère de la Culture (DRAC Auvergne- Rhône-Alpes) and the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. François Chaignaud is an associate artist in Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, at the Maison de la danse and at the Biennale de la danse de Lyon.

Concept and performance| François Chaignaud and Akaji Maro

Costumes|Romain Brau, Cédrick Debeuf, Kyoko Domoto

Omote (japanese theater mask)| Seitaro Ozu

Lights conception|Abigail Flowler

Setting|François Chaignaud, Abigail Fowler, Akaji Maro

Set Manager|François Boulet

Sound manager|Nicolas Hadot

Japanese interpreter|Mohamed Ghanem

Assistant for Akaji Maro|Naomi Muku (Dairakudakan)

Artistic collaborator for François Chaignaud|Baudouin Woehl

Administration/production| Chloé Perol, Jeanne Lefèvre, Emma Forster

Diffusion|Mandorle productions

International|A Propic

Special thanks to Dominique Laulanné, Aya Soejima, Kei Osawa, Yoko Shinfune and all the team from Dairakudakan

Ticket Benefits

Member Pre-sale

More about TPAC Membership:https://tpacplayer.org/DlYyH
2024.5.27(Mon.)12:00 PM ──6.3(Mon)11:59 AM Member pre-sale
TPAC member ──Addict Player 25% off, get 1 50% off coupon for every 3 tickets.
TPAC member ──Trooper Player: Single ticket 15% off, 4 or more tickets 20% off, 10 or more tickets 25% off

2024.6.3 (Mon.) 12:00 PM Official launch of sales
Member offers:
TPAC member──Addict Player 15% off, get 1 50% off coupon for every 3 tickets.
TPAC member──Trooper Player Single ticket 15% off, 4 or more tickets 25% off, 10 or more tickets 30% off
TPAC member──Rookie Player 10% off

Register as a free member on the official website before 2024.6.3(Mon.) 12:00 PM to get 18% off.
Register as a free member of the TPAC official website before 6.3(Mon.) 12:00 PM to receive 2 coupons for 18% off on programs hosted by TPAC during the 2024 TAF. (The coupon can only be used from 6.3(Mon.) 12:00 PM and cannot be combined with other discounts)

Register for free on the TPAC official website to enjoy ticket purchasing discounts.

Ticket Packages

2024.6.3 (Mon.) from 12:00 PM
Time Ticket Package: You can enjoy a 15% discount on tickets priced above NT$600 (inclusive) from any three programs, and receive a scented candle of "The Artist's Time Whispers", limited to 250 candles.

Other Discounts

2024.6.3 (Mon.) 12:00 PM ──7.1 (Mon.) 11:59 AM
Early Bird Discount: Anyone who purchases any TAF ticket worth NT$1,100 (inclusive) or above can enjoy a 18% discount. 

【 Cross-industry Benefits 】
Eslite Members: 8% off ticket purchase.
Cardholders of Taishin Bank, E. Sun Bank, and Taipei Fubon Bank: 8% off ticket purchase.

【 Group Ticket Discounts 】
20 or more tickets in a single order: 20% off.
50 or more tickets in a single order: 25% off.
100 or more tickets in a single order: 30% off.

【 Other Discounts 】
Disabled individuals and their necessary companions (limited to 1 person) enjoy 50% off (please present disability certificate at entry).
Senior citizens aged 65 and above enjoy 50% off (please present valid identification at entry).

※ The organizer reserves the right to change the program and interpret discounts
Anyone who purchases TAF tickets can redeem a copy of the "2024 Taipei Arts Festival Hardcover Booklet" at the TPAC service desk after 7/30 (Mon.). The number is limited to 300 copies, while stocks last.