[dance-tech] Re: Ukiyo / premiere on June 1

  • From: Yacov Sharir <sharir@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 10:55:32 -0500

Congratulations Johannes and collaborators, It looks very interesting
project - I wish I could attend but I will be way away from the UK. Mucho
lack. Yacov

On 5/26/09 3:47 PM, "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> p r e s s  r e l e a s e  
> Ukiyo 
> [Moveable World]
> by
> dap-lab / dans sans joux
> A choreographic installation
> fusing dance, sound, design and digital projections
> Monday, June 1, 19:oo    Antonin Artaud Building, Brunel University, West
> London (UK)
> Entry: free
> Conceived and directed by Johannes Birringer, the installation features
> fashion design concepts by Michèle Danjoux with choreography by Katsura Isobe,
> Helenna Ren, Yiorgos Bakalos, Anne-Laure Misme, Rumiko Bessho, Mamen Rivera
> and Olu Taiwo; photography and  digital designs by a group of collaborating
> artists including Paul Verity Smith, Takeshi Kabata, and Yukihito Obara;
> original music with real-time synthesis composed by Oded Ben-Tal, and live
> music by Caroline Wilkins and Kerry Yong, scenography by Johannes Birringer,
> and lighting design by Mamen Rivera.
> UKIYO explores the layers of perceptions in an audiovisual world that
> constantly shifts and fragments; the audience is invited to move in and aound
> the space which in its current version features five hanamichi (runways) and
> several movie screens. Dancers perform simultaneously with digital objects
> that are projected, and their sounds and voices are sampled and processed. The
> music and visual choreography for "Ukiyo"  are designed  for real-time
> gestural interaction to animate the feedback system and generative algorithms
> through with the Second Life virtual space and the performer movements are
> intertwined. 
> Loosely based on several haikus and Christian Kracht's utopian novel on the
> SwissAfrican Soviet Revolution of the early 1900s (Ich werde hier sein im
> Sonnenschein und im Schatten), and developed in online rehearsals with
> Japanese dancers and engineers creating a possible future "world" simulation
> of the cavernous Swiss sanctuary system in the inner Alps (³Réduit"),  UKIYO
> challenges our fantasies and conceptions of past and future virtual worlds.
> UKIYO is performed by an international cast of several performers whose work
> developed in online collaboration with digital artists in Tokyo, as part of a
> cross-cultural research venture in virtual environments directed by Birringer
> (Professor of Performance Technologies, DAP-Lab, Brunel School of Arts).
> Website: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/uikyo.html
> &
> http://www.dansansjoux.org
> For further infornation, call + 44  (0)1895 267 343
> Or email:  Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> This project is supported by a PMi2/connect British Council research
> cooperation
> Awar; The Japan Foundation, IAPL 2009 conference. Bliss Trust/PRS Foundation,
> and The Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance at Brunel University

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