Duo (Creation 2004)

Dance performance by S20 Hiroaki Umeda

The dancer stands simultaneously in two distinct dimensions: in virtual space and in physical space. At one time, the avatar dancing in the digital sphere judders affected by an over-amplified bass sound. At other times, it dissolves into countless pixels by synchronizing to the electronic snarl of sounds. In order to question the meaning of corporeality in contemporary society ever so flooded with virtual images, Umeda juxtaposes on stage the virtual body and the living body. And by adopting the real-time capturing technology, he presents to the audience two dancers who move in homogenous texture almost devoid of a time rag. What kind of movements and effects are possible for the one and impossible for the other? From a duet between the real and the virtual, these variances are investigated.

Photography by Sin Yamagata ©

Date and time
24 November, 7.00 – 7.30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the venue, payable by cash.

Or reservation in advance at unfoldingkafkafestival@gmail.com

MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai

Choreographer: Hiroaki Umeda
Dancer: Hiroaki Umeda
Sound & Visual Design: S20