|Hikikomori, the shelter
Joris Mathieu / Théâtre Nouvelle Génération - CDN Lyon-F
Creation 2016 x for all age groups, 8 and above
duration: 1 hour
2-4 March • Le Théâtre / St-Quentin en Yvelines-F (close to Paris)
9 March • Le Préau, Normandy dramatic center / Vire-F
"An exciting theatrical experience and global immersion in the imaginary"
Françoise Sabatier-Morel for Telerama, 12/01/16
Hikikomori – The shelter, is a futuristic story, all ages appropriate, structured around an original sound design, which offers for the same show, three different story lines.
Through an earphone each viewer will be offered, depending on his age group, a radically different story to the performance. The group (adults and children together) will then be able to discuss their different experiences at the end of the show. The children’s words will be totally liberated, as their parents will be unable to speak for them.
Hikikomori literally means “withdrawal from others” in Japanese, and is a social psychopathology.
This symptom defines individuals (mostly teenagers), struggling to comprehend their environment and unable to deal with social pressure.