[dance-tech] invitation to UK premiere of 'Ukiyo' [moveable world]

  • From: Johannes Birringer <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 19:00:02 +0000

i n v i t a t i o n  {& apologies for cross posting)


Ukiyo [Moveable World]

a choreographic installation fusing dance, sound, design and digital projections


directed by Johannes Birringer

with Michèle Danjoux

Friday, November 26, 2010   8:oo  pm

Lilian Baylis Studio

Sadlers Wells, Rosebery Ave, London, EC1R 4TN

Ticket office:   0844 412 4300

Tickets: £ 12.00 / £ 10.00     limited seating



"Ukiyo" explores the layers of perceptions in an audiovisual world that 
constantly shifts and fragments. The audience is invited to move in and around 
the space which features five hanamichi (runways) and several projection 
screens for the virtual world graphics and animated photography. The dancers 
and musicians perform simultaneously with digital objects that mutate. Live 
sound, music and visual choreography for "Ukiyo" are designed for real-time 
gestural interaction to animate feedback and generative processes through which 
virtual space and physical performer movements are intertwined.

A European-Japanese collaboration directed by Johannes Birringer, "Ukiyo" is a 
theatrical installation featuring audiophonic design concepts and wearables by 
Michèle Danjoux, and choreography by Katsura Isobe, Helenna Ren, Anne-Laure 
Misme, Yiorgos Bakalos, and Olu Taiwo; choreography on screen by Biyo Kikuchi, 
Yumi Sagara, Jun Makime, Ruby Rumiko Bessho and Mamen Rivera. Original music  
composed by Oded Ben-Tal, with live digital sound and sensor processing by 
Sandy Finlayson. Live music composed and performed by Caroline Wilkins.  
Photography, video and 3D digital designs by Paul Verity Smith, Doros Polydorou 
and Johannes Birringer; scenography & lighting by Johannes Birringer. The 
Second Life graphical interface is designed by Takeshi Kabata and Yukihito 
Obara. Additional engineering by Eng Tat Khoo (Keio-NUS CUTE Mixed Reality Lab).

This performance by an international ensemble of artists from the London-based 
DAP-Lab was developed in collaboration with butoh dancers and digital artists 
in Tokyo, Japan, as part of cross-cultural research into virtual environments( 
directed by Birringer, director of DAP-Lab, and Center for Digital Performance, 
Brunel University, School of Arts and coordinated in Japan by Yukihiko Yoshida 
, Keio University Tokyo).

The European première of UKIYO took place in June 2010 at KIBLA Media Art 
Center, Maribor, Slovenia.  This project is supported by a grant from The Japan 
Foundation and The Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance at Brunel 
University, West London.


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