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Aomori Research Project, Japan, January / February 2008

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Published on Mar 24, 2009

Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre. Dancers - Sioned Huws, Reina Kimura. Choreographer- Sioned Huws.
Teodori dancers - Mrs Hasagawa and dancers. Tea Ceremony - Eko Hinuma. Sound - Yuji Hasagawa, tsugaru shamisen and minyo singer. Landscape - Aomori in winter. Video - Massimiliano Simbula, Kei Shii, Sioned Huws.
A document of research, severe winter conditions, snow fall has no sympathy, the horizontal body, body as landscape (emotive), repetitive patterns common to both contemporary and traditional dance forms, tea ceremony the body as measure, sound of shamisen and minyo singing emotional relation of body/people to landscape and environment.
Ogasawara san - every day he cleans the ACAC gallery with precise and measured steps, he spontaneously made a dance with brush in hand.
Girl with Twig - dance video workshop, choosing one action (walking), one object (twig) one location (door way to deep snow) no longer than 1 minute, she creates a short winter haiku dance.
Workshop /presentation - demonstration, Sioned Huws, Sound / video interface - Massimiliano Simbula.
Supported by Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre, Chapter, Arts Council of Wales, British Council, Tokyo, Sasakawa Foundation, London.
Thanks to James Tyson and Teiko Hinuma

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