Consideration of Invisible / Visible
Venue : Arts & Science LAB. Sphere Hall (Tokyo, Japan), Sharjah Institute of Theatrical Arts (Sharjah, UAE)
Organization : Sanrise Promortion Tokyo
(Sponsorship: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo University of Art Graduate School of Global Arts)
The opening performance at this year's Sharjapan was a movement piece by Moriyama. The Japanese actor, who began his dance training at five years old, brought a theatrical reading of Jose Saramago's Blindness to the Sharjah Institute of Theatrical Arts. The performance was called Consideration of the Invisible / Visible.
Directed to wear an earphone in one ear, members of the audience were seated on the stage, some two metres from Moriyama. The actor began his performance centre stage, reading the opening passage of the Nobel prize-winner Saramago’s novel from an iPad. The story revolves around an unexplained mass epidemic of blindness afflicting nearly everyone in an unnamed city, and the chaos that follows.