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Rey Camoy
tarinainanika theatre company (Osaka, Japan)

Rey Camoy (1928-1985) has been described by Tokyo Art Beat as “a little-known peripatetic Japanese painter of the human condition”. Over his career he painted countless portraits of drunks, clowns, disabled soldiers, old crones - searching obsessively for himself in these lost souls. He took his own life at the age of 57.

tarinainanika’s production shows the artist in his studio surrounded by the characters from his creations. The drama unfolds without a word, with intricate ensemble-work and breath-taking physicality. Rey Camoy is a gut-wrenching love song to beauty - the kind worth living and dying for.

tarinainanika is an international physical theatre company based in Osaka, Japan. Directors Kentaro Suyama and Tania Coke trained in London with Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum (last assistants of the founder of Corporeal Mime, Etienne Decroux) and were long-time members of their ensemble, Theatre de l’Ange Fou. In 2010 Kentaro and Tania moved to Japan and set up tarinainanika. From their base at the Flying Carpet Factory they also run the Corporeal Mime School of Performing Arts where they are busy nurturing the next generation of actor-creators. The company has presented its original works at festivals and venues across Japan and internationally, including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Camden Fringe, Sydney Fringe, Manggha Museum in Krakow and Theater X in Tokyo.

This tour is supported by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and EU Japan Fest.

Duration: 60 mins

Age suitability: All Ages

Audience Warnings: None

Rey Camoy image SQUARE - TARINAI NANIKA.jpg
Physical Theatre


Mercury Theatre (Studio)


Friday 20th Oct / 8:30pm

Saturday 21st Oct / 4pm

Sunday 22nd Oct / 3pm


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