BANGKOK — Bones and internal organs are the stuff of life and death for three Japanese collaborators in a unique show this weekend.

After seven years producing a famous children’s show on NHK together, dancer and choreographer Kaiji Moriyama has joined up again with costume artist Kodue Hibino and composer Kohske Kawase to produce “Live Bone.”

Premiered in 2013, the show surprises the audience with Moriyama dancing in a surreal skeleton and entrail costumes. Yet, his fun and flexible movements attract people of all ages while mirroring the truth of all lives from birth to death.

Moriyama is a professional choreographer praised as one of the most talented dancers at the 2001 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has toured to various countries before making his solo debut in the United States in 2005.


Live Bone is organized by The Japan Foundation, Bangkok, as part of Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival, and will be performed at 3pm July 2-3, in the fourth floor studio of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

Tickets are 450 baht for adults and 150 baht for children under 16. They can be reserved online or by e-mail.

Also, on Thursday, Moriyama will hold a free dance workshop where children can have fun learning the importance of hand washing through body movements from 11am to 12:30pm at Sodsai Pantoomkomol Center for Dramatic Arts at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Arts.


The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre can be reached on foot from BTS National Stadium’s exit No. 3.