Performing Arts

UMEDA Hiroaki

Since receiving critical acclaim from the director of France's Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales in 2002, Umeda has expanded his activities beyond Japan. During that time he has been invited to perform at a number of international festivals and theaters, including joint productions in 2008 with Festival d'automne à Paris and Romaeuropa. In 2011 he presented "Holistic Strata," in another joint production, this time with YCAM. He also launched a choreographic project called "Superkinesis" in 2009, leading to his first group work, "1.centrifugal," to the use of hip-hop dancers in "2.Repulsion" in 2010, and to the unveiling of "3.isolation" in 2011. He won an Honorary Mention at the 2010 Prix Ars Electronica, and in recent years has extended his practice to include video installations and other new outlets for expression. At the Aichi Triennale 2010, he presented "Haptic installation version." His contribution to this Triennale, "4.temporal pattern," employs dancers from other parts of Asia. It is a totally new work and his first production in cooperation with theater groups from other Asian countries.

  "Holistic Strata"
photo : Ryuichi Maruo (YCAM)
courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media


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