10 November 2018
The globally renowned Japanese prodigy gives body to the invisible dance of molecules: when arts and science move on in harmony…
Hiroaki Umeda offers a new show combining once again dance, sound creation and digital visual creation. True to his habit of stretching the limits of experimentation, the Japanese choreographer drew this time his inspiration from microscopic elements, imperceptible to the naked eye. How can we connect on various scales, either that of our cells or that of Nature, which we can’t grasp? To answer that existential question, he chose to take an interest in those infinitesimal structures which are the foundation of any organism, using their common language, movement. In this solo show, Hiroaki Umeda interacts with a visual and sound environment, not to deliver a message or to tell a story, but to create phenomena allowing to experiment space and to broaden the viewer’s perception thanks to his immersive universe.
Hiroaki Umeda was born in 1977 and currently lives and works in Tokyo. He studied photography at the Nihon University Japan and decided to start dancing at the age of 20. In 2000 Hiroaki Umeda founded his own company « S20 » and has made 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… The discovery of a young artist, both original and promising.” 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.
Somatic Field Project – Prototype for Arts & science LAB, Tokyo University of the Arts
Co-réalisation : Chroniques x Ballet Preljocaj – Création réalisée dans le cadre de la plateforme de production, soutenue par le Conseil régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur – Coordination : Seconde Nature et ZINC.