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A Tokyo-based theater company, established in 2004. Previously called “koyubichi”, the group changed its name to “faifai” in 2008. Since then, they have been active in the vibrant theater scene of Japan’s capital, contributing their own unique vision to the field of contemporary performing arts.
Faifai’s performances are known for their pop aesthetics, their energetic groove, and their experimental style that tries to reach beyond the narrative boundaries of dramatic theater. They depict human relationships in today’s complex society with sarcasm and sensitivity, but never without humor. Though being a very young company, their activities have been followed by increasing awareness and popularity in Tokyo and other cities around the globe. From 2009 onwards, faifai started touring throughout Asia and Europe, where their multilingual piece My Name is I LOVE YOU was awarded the ZKB Patronage Prize at Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Switzerland.
As a major representative of Japan’s “Trash & Fresh” subculture, the group has been collaborating with artists from various fields, inluding architecture, dance, device-art and contemporary music. Main works are My Name is I LOVE YOU (2009), The Story of Y o N4clock (2010), SHIBAHAMA (2010), and Anton, Neko, Kuri (2012).
After a final SHIBAHAMA tour(May 2012), a new project will be announced in September.