If you type in “blanClass” into Google Maps, it takes you to this seemingly nondescript location. It is in a residential neighbourhood in Yokohama off a main road lined with a McDonald’s, a Daiso and a car dealership. With the Japanese winter still persistent, I arrived at Idogaya station on a wet gloomy 15th of February. I made my way towards blanClass to attend Heights Takayama, part of TPAM Fringe.
A darkened room
A large crackling paper
A silent boom that
I landed in Tokyo at about 950am on a chilly Tuesday morning, 12th February. After a short journey to Yokohama and registering for TPAM, I took a brief stop at The Retreat workshop at Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT) around 1pm.
I’m very excited to announce that I’m heading to TPAM Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, Japan for Arts Equator! I’ll be there from 12-18 February, and will be reviewing a bunch of shows and interviewing and meeting a lot of theatre people in the region. 私はパットです, はじめまして! (I am Pat, nice to meet you!) If you’re there, please say hi. It’ll be my first time so I’m open to suggestions on where to go, and most importantly, where to eat – ha.