July 25, 2014 19:30
Aomori is a place, climate is emotive, the body is alive, souls blossom
The body becomes space and space is transformed into body; in repetition the movement assumes a sensibility of an internal landscape, reflecting the soul of Aomori, the silent repetition of snowfall.
A focus of detail a Tsugaru ‘hand dance’, from vertical to horizontal a choreographic process of translation and understanding, a gesture in repetition, a juxtaposition of organized systems, balanced on a fine line between order and chaos, being and nothingness, a transitional simplicity.
Listening to those little things that move us from the inside, everyday making small discoveries, in the studio.
Our pragmatic approach is to elucidate the livingness of every mo(ve)ment of dance through our commitment to an on going working process; drawing on memory and the influence of enviroment, the everyday, in a dance piece mutually shared with dance, song and sounds arising from
arctic winters of North Japan.
Framing a work of emotive containment, where movement, voice, sound and silence become
Aomori Project is an ongoing performance project since 2008. Since this time it has existed in various forms, developing with a wide range of artists and performers. Each year a new narrative is formally composed and made adaptable to diverse casts, contexts and locations, prompted through workshops. A performance that is flexible and adaptable to local reality, continually evolving and remaining sensitive to the particularities of a place.
[photo: Antonio Viscido]