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[ HILUM ] SO & CO. So Ueda Dance Company in India 2015


at NIFT Bhubaneswar INDIA
28th Oct. 2015

Direction & Choreography : So Ueda
Sound : Satoru Hirashima / Mitsuaki Matsumoto
Visual & Lighting : Toru Higuchi / Kunihiko Matsuo
Costume : Nozomi Inoue
Dance & Choreography : Rieko Hirata / Kanta Sakamoto / Kiyotaka Suzuki
/ Junko Toyonaga / Misato Mochizuki / So Ueda
Concept Design, Technical Direction : Kunihiko Matsuo


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A multimedia dance performance that connects memories of the past, present, and future

1. Botany - the mark or scar on a seed produced by separation from its funicle or placenta. the nucleus of a granule of starch.
2. Mycology - a mark or scar on a spore at the point of attachment to the spore-bearing structure.
3. Anatomy - the region at which the vessels, nerves, etc., enter or emerge from a part.

This production is a live performance to share a new memory in the present moment and to connect past and future memories about the land.
In the playground of the abandoned Kawakami junior high school, there suddenly appears a stark-white hexagonal pillar which is alien to the surroundings of Kawakami' s deep nature.
The object looks like the earth' s navel or a window to another dimension. Various images, some of them alien to the land while others awake memories of the land, are projected onto the object. There, six performers dance as if they are laying a trail of new memories and then, as if they are reeling in old memories.
Electronic sounds, buzzing airwaves, and sounds from a distant land meld with the ambient sounds on the stage until they become indistinguishable from each other. There emerges a soundscape that has never been heard there before or since. The next moment, drums are beaten as if to drive the dancers.
Through the experience of this setting called performance, the audience will perceive the past, present, and future not as 'upper case history' but as a calm and incessant flow of time and will realize that he/she exists to constitute the memory of this time and this place.
Following the resident production and premiere in Kawakami, the piece will then be performed without any alteration, at special places in and out of Japan that are filled with history and memories as deep and still as those of the old Kawakami junior high school are.

20th Sep. 2014

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