Kihako Narisawa

P.S. is an experimental study piece. Based on the definition on personal space which was proposed by American anthropologist Edward T. Hall.

He describes that the personal space can categorise into four different zones.

I tried to apply those four zones into actual theatre space. The space between The Dummy (performer) on stage and The Audience in the auditorium would be The Public Zone. The space between The Dummy, The Presenter and The Audience after introduction would be The Social Zone. The space between The Dummy and The Presenter would be The Personal Zone. The Space between The Dummy and The Presenter after The Dummy attempted to get closer to The Presenter would be The Intimate Zone.


P.S. = Personal Space


Permitting a person to enter personal space and entering somebody else's personal space are indicators of perception of those people's relationship. How to protect your own personal space. What you lose by being confined in a personal space, and what you get for.


*p.s. ( *as postscript ) You are allowed to be where you are.

Performance CH | Sara Wikström and Kihako Narisawa

Performance DE | Kieth Chin and Kihako Narisawa

Music | Kilian Paterson

Text Advisor | Jeremy Nedd

Photography | Kostas Maros

Concept | Choreography | Text | Light | Kihako Narisawa

Running Time | c.a. 15 min

Premiere | 3rd June 2015 | Theater Basel /Switzerland

Germany Premiere | 29th September 2017 | Gallus Theater | Frankfurt am Main /Germany


Phóné: a sound, noise, voice, language, dialect. 

Phainó: to shine, shed light, become visible, appear, become clear, seem, to reveal oneself as. 

Phoney: not genuine or real, intended to deceive or mislead, having no genuine existence, making a false show.

Exploring the numerous definitions found within these three meanings we attempt to expose and demystify the perfect synthesis that is live performance.


Fabrizio Di Salvo, Kihako Narisawa, Jeremy Nedd

Concept | sanjugodo + Fabrizio Di Salvo

Music | Fabrizio Di Salvo

Costume | Una Cori Lupo

Sound | Christof Stürchler

Camera | Alessandro Schiattarella

Video Editing | Ruben Dario Bañol Herrera

Running Time | c.a. 20 min

Creation | 2015

Premiere | 20th October 2015 | Roxy | Basel /Switzerland

sanjugodo is an interdisciplinary arts collective created by Kihako Narisawa and Jeremy Nedd

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Room 49 is an collaborative performance with an electronic music trio Time Trouble. The piece is divided by 3 parts which are performed by 3 musicians, 3 dancers and 3 suspension light bars, to play how to react and relate with others. The choreography and the composition are both mixture of fixed phrase and improvisation to give the room for a reaction of dancers and musicians.
An auditory sense by music, spatial relation by moving bars, spatial and emotional relation by bodies.

The space, you come in.
The space, you relate to the others.
The space, you leave behind.

Dance | Collaboration | Matthew Bade, Albert Garrell, Russell Lepley

Music | Time Trouble - Mario Harlos, Moritz Kretzschmar, Kilian Paterson

Concept | Choreography | Light | Kihako Narisawa

Running Time | c.a. 15 min

Premiere | 20th June 2013Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden /Germany


Concept + Performance | sanjugodo | Kihako Narisawa and Jeremy Nedd

Video | Rubén Dario Bañol Herrera

Stage | David Funda, Michael Haarer, Cornelius Hunziker, Markus Jeger

Costume | Gwen van den Eijnde

Sound | Christof Stürchler

Cooperation | Alte Rumfabrik | Basia Wehinger and Tae Peter

Running Time | c.a. 25 min

Creation | 2015

Premiere | 22nd March 2015 | Alte Rumfabrik Basel /Switzerland

sanjugodo is an interdisciplinary arts collective created by Kihako Narisawa and Jeremy Nedd

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glitch is a piece to investigate a psychological relationship between two people who have a mutual trust and respect. The anxiety disorder and the perfectionism, what is the difference between them? Perfectionism sounds efficient but it is actually one of anxiety disorder. You feel the pressure and try to be perfect but you are not perfect. You have to communicate effectively with the other and reflect that how much your behaviour and thinking affect each other. To understand, to support, to recognise, to make our relationship better. Do not try to make perfect relationship because everybody has defect. You start behaving honestly when you have a confidence in your partner. We may call it trust which is actually built up by your history with that person. But for an instant, the trust can switch to the dependence. To force your ideal on the other. If the other doesn't accept your ideal? A little glitch in your perfect relationship...


 How would you react when you found a glitch in your perfect relationship.

Dance | Collaboration | Rena Narumi and Daniel Whiley

Music | Masahiro Hiramoto

Concept | Choreography | Light | Kihako Narisawa

Running Time | c.a. 15 min

Premiere | 2nd June 2012Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden /Germany

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"Studio Zero" is a very first project of Performing Arts collective Spora. A theatre production curated by an art gallery Altrove and foundation Politeama. "Studio Zero" attempts to combine music, theatre, dance and art to unify different disciplines to create an experimental performative work. 


Concept | SPORA | Mauro Lamanna | Claudio Costantino | Kihako Narisawa

Performance | Dancer | Kenji Matsuyama Ribeiro

Performance | Actress | Renata Malinconico

Performance | Actor | Gianmarco Saurino

Choreography | Dancer | Claudio Costantino

Choreography | Dancer | Kihako Narisawa

Music | Alessandro Nania

Music | Attilio Novellino

Playwright | Mauro Lamanna

Scenography | Alessandro Badolato

Lighting Design | Stage Manager | Sammy Torrisi

Production | Gallery Altrove | SPORA Performing Arts


To be in the silence, it is comfortable for some people but it is not for some people. They feel uncomfortable therefore they try to break the silence to make themselves comfortable. Clean the throat, tap the foot nervously, rub or scratch themselves to make slight noise. You realise, the others don't feel the same state what you feel comfortable about. You silence the others to maintain your assertion and silence.


Do you feel comfortable to be in silence?

Do you feel uncomfortable to be in silence?

Dancer | Ezra Houben and Taulant Shehu | Eve Ganneau and Christian Maier

Concept | Choreography | Light | Kihako Narisawa

Running Time | c.a. 7 min

Premiere | 20th May 2011Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden /Germany