私たち”Utervision Company Japan”に関わる
全ての人が、多面的な創作を目指して、常に、たくさんの
視点から物事を思考し、プロフェッショナルとして
責任感のある、役割を担った表現者であるべき。

また、私たちの作品を観た人々が、驚きと感動により、
自らの人生を肯定し、豊かな気持ちになりますように。

All of us involved in the work of Utervision Company Japan aspire to be versatile practitioners.
We always think from multiple points of views, are responsible for our work as professional artists, and strive to play a positive role in society.

May the audience who experienced our work be filled with wonder and surprise, celebrate their life and feel enriched in their feelings.

Utervision is a collective of international artists of diverse genres.

Since the company was established in 2011 in Avignon, France, Utervision has presented performance works across the world, including in Japan, France, the UK, and South East Asia.

The company name is coined from ‘uter’ (‘uterus’ for womb in Latin) and ‘vision’ (ability to see / insightful). It represents our ambition to be an artistic collective that encompasses all branches of art and creates innovative experience for the audience.

Utervision established its unique performing style by combining figure theatre, puppetry, and physical theatre. In 2015, the company embarked on international collaborative projects with an aspiration to create unparalleled performance works and to share them to the local audience across the globe.

Utervision also runs a series of performance workshop for artists and people of all age, regardless of their experience in theatre. The participatory workshop series are designed to share the infinite potential of communication and imagination through theatre.

大切に思うこと/things to cherish

プロフェッショナル/professional

2011年にフランスのアヴィニョンにて旗揚げ公演。それ以降、日・仏・英・米で作品を上演。現在10名のアーティストが国境を越えて所属。
Uterは子宮、visionは視覚、先見の意。これら2つの言葉を合わせた造語。全てを包み込み、生み出す集団でありたいと命名。

Established in 2011, Utervision premiered its first production in Avignon, France. Utervision has presented performance works across the world, including in Japan, France, the UK, and South East Asia. Utervision consists of eight core members.

The company name is coined from ‘uter’ (‘uterus’ for womb in Latin) and ‘vision’ (ability to see / insightful). It represents our ambition to be an artistic collective that encompasses all branches of art and creates innovative experience for the audience.

創作/creation

2012年よりフィギュア・シアターを取り入れ、パペットと身体表現を組み合わせた作風を確立。2015年から、東南アジアとのコラボレーションに力を注ぎ、現在は、ネパール、ラオスとの長期的な創作を継続しながら、独創的な作品を発表し続けています。

We incorporated figure theatre in our practice in 2012 and created Utervision’s unique style of combining puppetry and physical expressions. Utervision started collaborative work with South East Asian artists and companies since 2015. At present, the company develops collaborative performance works with artists in Nepal and Laos, while continuing working on new productions.

上演/paformance

世界中のどんな場所でも、劇場空間へと変身させ、空間に合わせた演出で作品を上演します。

Utervision transforms any space in any corner of the world into a theatre. Our productions are directed especially for the site we are in.

繋がり/connection

創作や芸術文化を通じて、繋げる。人と人を、表現者と観客、人と地域を繋げる。自分と他者を繋げる。イメージと世界を繋げる。そんな創作を世界中の人々と続けています。

Through creation, arts and culture, Utervision connects people: we connect practitioners and the audience, local residents and the local area, self and others, and imagination and the world. We strive to continue creating works to connect us together.

相互理解/mutual understanding

創作の過程で必ず必要になる「相互理解」は、人生における「生きる叡智」となります。それを世界中の人々と発見することそのものが、すでに1つの表現の形だと考えます。

Mutual understanding is an essence of the creative process of any performance work, which will become one’s “wisdom for life”. We consider finding a “wisdom of life” together with people in the world is creative in itself.

自由な発想/break the mould

何にも囚われない、特に自分たちの過去の表現方法に囚われない創作を。自然界や子どもたちから自由な発想を学び、常に新しい、今の自分たちにフィットする表現方法を作品毎に一から探します。

Utervision aspires to create our performance work without any restrictions, especially without being limited by our past works and styles. We learn innovative and free ideas from the natural world and children in search for the theatrical language that is best suited for the company at the time. We always start from scratch, with a blank page and an empty space, to think outside the box.

活動年表/history

2011 Utervision Company Japan 設立
仏Festival d’Avignonにて「Utou」旗揚げ公演
2013 英エディンバラにて「Ne-Bu-Ta」上演
2014 仏アヴィニョンにて「Le petit roi」上演
2015 「アダムとイヴ、私の犯罪学」 いいだ人形劇フェスタ、いしかわ舞台芸術祭に招聘される
「Ango/Sakura」 Avignon演劇祭OFFプロデューサー・劇場に推薦を受ける
2016 「The Wardrobe ~She is Gone~」 Thailand World Harmony Puppet World Festival 2016に招聘される
TOpic (Tolosa Puppet International Center) に、パペットを寄贈
TEDxTokyo yzにて登壇 「パペットの魅力について」トーク&パフォーマンス
2017 「モモ」 Yunlin International Puppet Theatre Festival に招聘される
The ASEAN Puppet Festival Hanoi – 2017 に招聘され、ベトナム人と「One Day」を創作上演
雲林人形博物館に、パペットを寄贈
2018 東京都北区文化芸術活動拠点ココキタのレジデンスアーティストに選ばれ、アトリエを移転
「銀河鉄道の夜」 Harmony Puppet World Festival in Phuket 2018に招聘される
2019 台湾公演 台中国際花博覧会人形劇サミットTaichung World Flora Exposition – Puppet Show Summit に招聘される
ルーマニア公演 国際児童シアターフェスティバル International Theatre Festival for Young Audienceに招聘される
ネパールTheatre Mall Nepalとの共同創作をスタート、「シシルバサンタ」「シェルロッティ」上演
2020 「Kandata ~犍陀多~」が、Eazees International Women’s Theatre Festivalに日本人で初めてノミネートされる
巨大パペットと光のパフォーマンス「河童」を建物から見下ろす観劇スタイルで上演する
2011 Foundation of Utervision Company Japan
The first production Utou was presented in Festival d’Avignon, France
2013 Ne-Bu-Ta (Edinburgh, UK)
2014 Le petit roi (Avignon, France)
2015 My Own Criminology: A Story of Adam and Eve (Ishikawa, Japan)
Recommended by the Iida Puppet Festa 2015
Official Selection of Ishikawa Theatre Festival 2015
Ango/Sakura (Avignon, France)
Recommended by one of the producers and participating theatre of Festival OFF d’Avignon
The Wardrobe ~She is Gone~ (Kanchanaburi, Thailand)
2016 Invited to Thailand World Harmony Puppet World Festival 2016
Donated a puppet to TOpic (Tolosa Puppet International Center) 
A talk and performance at TEDxTokyo yz, under the title of “Infinite possibility of puppetry”
2017 Momo (Yunlin, Taiwan)
Invited to Yunlin International
Puppet Theatre Festival
Participated in The ASEAN Puppet Festival Hanoi – 2017 by invitation to create a short piece “One Day” with Vietnamese artists
Donated a puppet to Yunlin Hand Puppet Museum, Taiwan
2018 Moved to Cocokita (cultural and artistic activity hub in Kita Ward, Tokyo) as residence artists
Night on the Milky Way Train (Phuket, Thailand)
2019 Invited to Harmony Puppet World Festival in Phuket 2018
Mall Nepaland presented Shishir Basanta, Sel Roti
2020 Kandata ~犍陀多 ~ has been nominated to be the first Japanese production to be performed in Eazees International Women’s Theatre Festival
Kappa (Tokyo, Japan)
An outdoor performance of giant puppets and light with the audience spectating from the windows

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E-MAIL : manager@utervision.jp

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