During this “soundless” work, dancers as well as audience members wear wireless headphones.
The work questions the meaning of the sense of actuality and immediacy we give especial weight to, even in an age when digitized information is becoming mainstream.
The performance features “Tokyo Dance,” which combines the suppleness of ballet with the explosive force of breakdance.
All the on-stage sounds like the performers’ breathing and footsteps are picked up by high performance microphones and delivered directly to the ears of audience members. Occasionally a deep echo or a 3D audio effect is added, creating an experience that shakes the “realtime experience” in which we trust.
The concept/direction is by Yuzo Ishiyama, and the original soundtrack by CRZKNY.
The Canadian tour of this work was canceled due to the spread of coronavirus.
Artist collective founded by performance media artist/choreographer Yuzo Ishiyama. In his creative endeavors he continues to pursue the further possibilities of live pieces and the artform of dance.
Ishiyama’s works are characterized by being designed so that elements like physical movement, music, lighting, spatial design etc. work hand in hand, creating “live works” that cannot be contained on computer monitors and smartphones.
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