Holistic Strata and Accumulated Layout
S20- HIROAKI UMEDA (Japan)
Sunday 29th April | 8.30 pm | Al-Madina Theatre
Duration: 25 minutes- Break- 25 mn
About the choreographer
Hiroaki Umeda is a pluridisciplinary artist: choreographer, dancer, sound, image and lighting designer. His work combines minimal and radical, subtle and violent, and very much in touch with his contemporary Japanese roots.
In 2000 Hiroaki Umeda founded his company S20 and has performed many of his dance pieces throughout the world.
Hiroaki Umeda currently lives and works in Tokyo.
About the performance
The artist plays with the spectator’s perceptions. Leaving aside video and working exclusively with light, he sculpts the space and controls the spectator’s perceptions.
By alternating between low and bright lights and suddenly changing the light’s sources, he creates special conditions of perception and it is the accumulation of these various states of perception, fragmented and multiple, which gives shape to the work.
Cast & Credits
Choreographer: Hiroaki Umeda
Dancer: Hiroaki Umeda
Visual Creation: S20
Production: Théâtre National de Chaillot and S20, avec le soutien de La Chaufferie, Saint-Denis
Associate production: Sarah Ford / Quaternaire (Tour Management: Aïcha Boutella – Administration: Renaud Mesini – Coordination: Joanna Rieussec)
This piece focuses on visual recognition and dance.
The choreography and dance movement have been inspired by simple physical motion and how to use natural forces in the body to form dance movements.
By researching into physical laws, physics formulas and non-linear science, the space becomes dynamic and organic with the human body as the object.
Cast & Credits
Concept: Hiroaki Umeda
Choreography, dance: Hiroaki Umeda
Mandated by: YCAM (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media)
Co-developped with: YCAM InterLab
Sound: YCAM, S20
Visual programming: YCAM, S20
Production: YCAM, S20
Associate production: Quaternaire - Sarah Ford (Tour Management : Aïcha Boutella – Administration : Renaud Mesini – Coordination : Joanna Rieussec)
S20 is supported by EU Japan Fest
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