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Adapting for Distortion abril 13, 2011

Posted by christian saucedo in Other projects.

Adapting for Distortion by Hiroaki Umeda

Hiroaki Umeda has often highlighted that his abstractly-devised and strongly anti-narrative works speak of the condition of contemporary man. It is therefore emblematic, almost disturbing, how in Adapting for Distortion the body of the performer seems to slowly fade away and go out of focus in luminous spirals until it becomes just a vibration, a quiver of the flesh, a shadow.

Adapting for Distortion is inspired by kinetic art and uses the most recent computing developments. Distortion of time, change of movement and immobility are at the heart of this performance, with optical effects designed to broaden the power of dance and to question the role of visual perception.

Company : S20

Choreographer : Hiroaki Umeda

Dancer : Hiroaki Umeda

Duration : 26min

Sound : S20

Image : Bertrand Baudry, S20

Le Studio/ La Manège – Scène Nationale Maubeuge
Romaeuopa 2008

Festival Roma Europa, Rome, Italy
Festival d’Automne, at Maison des Arts Créteil, Paris, France

Hiroaki Umeda is a pluridisciplinary artist : choreographer, dancer, sound, image and lighting designer. His work is both minimal and radical, subtle and violent, and is created to be “experienced”. He is now recognized more as a visual artist rather than a choreographer, a mover rather than a dancer.

Hiroaki Umeda was born in 1977 and currently lives and works in Tokyo. He studied photography at the Nihon University in Japan and decided to start dancing at the age of 20. In 2000 Hiroaki Umeda founded his own company «S20» and since he has started making own pieces. One of his represented piece “while going to a condition” was presented at the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales (France) and was hailed as ” a visual and sensorial experience.

Resource: http://www.triangulationblog.com/2011/03/hiroaki-umeda.html



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