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(Moveable World)

(3D world design by Doros Polydorou)


Ukiyo Workshop 1
(Antonin Artaud Centre, West London, April 30 - May 8, 2009)

"choreographic installation"
Antonin Artaud Centre, Brunel University School of Arts, West Lomdon June 1, 2009

Ukiyo Workshop 2 - Phase II
(Keio University, Tokyo, December 3 - December 13, 2009)


(Helenna Ren with prosthetic sensor arm [left] and Katsura Isobe [below] manipulating 3D virtual space)


"choreographic installation "
venues in London, Europe, and the US in June and summer/fall 2010


June 11, 2010

ACE KIBLA - Space for Art

Maribor, Slovenija

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Conceived and directed by Johannes Birringer, the choreographic installation features performances by Katsura Isobe, Helenna Ren, Yiorgos Bakalos, Anne-Laure Misme, Caroline Wilkins, Olu Taiwo and Mamen Rivera.

With Japanese performers and guest artists in virtual space

Fashion design concepts and art design by Michèle Danjoux
Photography and interactive image composition by Paul Verity Smith
Videography by Johannes Birringer
3D d igital designs by Doros Polydorou, with Eng Tat Khoo
Original music composed by Oded Ben-Tal,
with live music performance compositions by Caroline Wilkins
and accompaniment by Kerry Yong (piano)
Scenography by Johannes Birringer, assisted by Hsueh-Pei Wang, and lighting design by Mamen Rivera;
Assistant video camera/editing by Anne-Laure Misme. Audiophonics consulting by Phil Skins.
Virtual choreography and visual designs by Ruby Rumiko Bessho, Takeshi Kabata, Gekitora, Hidenori Watanave (Tokyo Metropolitan University) with partnership coordination by Yukihiko Yoshida and research cooperation by Miki Wakamatsu.
Guest artists: Elegant Child, Keiko Courdy, Michael Takeo Magruder

The music and visual choreography for "Ukiyo" are designed for interactive, real time gestural sound synthesis which also animates the digital projections and generative algorithms which interconnect with the physical space and the performer movements.
"Ukiyo" is based on a fundamental exploration and precise study of gesture and emotional expression within an interactive system environment that provides space for personal expression intensions yet also requires "performer techniques" and calibrations for the accentuation of kinaesthetic and kinaesonic gesture, movement and action.


For continuing documentation, see:

Ukiyo-workshop announcement on dance tech net



(Tokyo, Japan, December 2009)




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