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The Unknown Dancer in the Neighbourhood

DOCU(NT)MENT (ドキュントメント)

March 22 & 23, 2017

Drama and dance hybrid show, The Unknown Dancer in the Neighbourhood, is a drama about apathy and anonymity in a Japanese suburb on the city fringe. During the day, the neighbourhood bustles with people who treat each other indifferently; and at night, it transforms into a dangerous zone, festering with crime. Through the powerful movements of a single actor, the play introduces the neighbourhood’s inhabitants and reveals their past, present and future.

Tokyo-based director and playwright Suguru Yamamoto’s skilful blend of theatre, dance and projection art unites with actor and choreographer Wataru Kitao’s intuitive but precise movements. Together, they seamlessly weave the characters’ lives into a captivating story onstage.

Note: Contains themes that young children may find disturbing. Recommended for ages 15+.


The Unknown Dancer in the Neighbourhood was created by Yamamoto under DOCU(NT)MENT, his solo project, and was developed and produced by Yumina Kato of Steep Slope Studio through their creative support program. The play was showcased as a featured production at Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting 2016 and as an outdoor performance at Tokyo/Festival 2016.

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Show starts 7:30pm, latecomers will not be admitted (Doors open 6:30pm)

* Please arrive well in advance of the start time, tickets do not guarantee entry.

* In order to preserve the atmosphere of the performance, lockout will be enforced once the show starts.

90 mins

Eternity Playhouse
39 Burton Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Free, tickets required.

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Japanese with English surtitles

(02) 8239 0055

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