Me to Te / 目と手 (Eyes and Hands)

Mari Fukutome & Rino Daidoji

June 13, 2016 19:00

Orti del Parnaso / Giardino dell’Orticoltura Firenze | IT

Entrance from Via Vittorio Emanuele


Within the project Secret Florence


eyes and hands / me and you / double personality and dinosaurs teeth / cries of animals and piano / I can fight with fists and snuggle with unclenching hands / night and day / sleep and awake / left eye and left hand / eyes composed of brain and fingers moved by brain / death and life / devil and God / I dance to protect myself from evil, but I don’t trust in God. where is evil for me if I don’t trust in God? / No, God exists. God changes his shape, expansion and contraction like an ameba, splits himself, increases, melts into air and exists everywhere. / No, I don’t trust in God after all. But where is evil for me if I don’t trust in God? / I’m going to find it, with my eyes and hands.


Mari Fukutome, born in Tokyo in 1979, began her career as a solo dancer and performer, working since 2008 with choreographers such as Megumi Kamimura, Zan Yamashita, Yukio Suzuki, Pijin Neji, Chiharu Shinoda and others. She also collaborates with musicians like Shuta Hasunuma, Misato Kinoshita, Shuta Ishizuka, poets (Sayaka Osaki) and contemporary artists (Kohei Kobayashi, Shinichi Takashima). In 2001, with Mika Arashiki, she founded the duo Ho Ho -Do.
Her work is characterized by a site-specific dance, with improvisations often in unusual spaces.

Rino Daidoji, born in Tokyo in 1982, is a founding member of the collective FAIFAI and performed in almost all their performances made since 2004. She also created solo works, among which Socialstrip (Tokyo and Yokohama, 2014) and Socialstrip English version (Tokyo and Yokohama, 2015). In her performances Rino puts in connection her life experience with a fantastic and original vision of everyday reality.
Since 2015 she lives in Cesena, continuing her activities moving between Italy and Japan.
Secret Florence‘s core mission of the project is to enhance the attractiveness of the city during the opening week of Pitti Immagine Uomo.
This is achieved through an innovational and high quality artistic proposal intended for a young, international audience interested in unveiling the connections between contemporary artistic languages and the extraordinary historical heritage of Florence.

Performance by and with Mari Fukutome and Rino Daidoji
We thank La Serra MK Textile Atelier for the collaboration in the realization of the costumes.


Secret Florence is produced and promoted the Municipality of Florence with the support of Pitti Immagine and involves a number of Florentine organizations and institutions that work at the international level and represent a plurality of artistic expressions ranging from music to dance, from visual arts to the cinema : Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, Museo Marino Marini, Museo Novecento, Tempo Reale – Centro di ricerca, produzione e didattica musicale, Virgilio Sieni – Centro di produzione sui linguaggi del corpo e della danza.

Download HERE the whole programme.

Secret Florence is part of Fiere Pitti Immagine 2016 Special Programme promoted by Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana and realized with the support of Mise (Ministry of Economic Development) and Agenzia Ice as part of the project in support of Italian fairs and ‘Made in Italy’.


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