Verdensrum IV, Premiere & Workshop
In Aarhus, Denmark, from 6th to 10th December 2017

VERDENSRUM IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait

The VERDENSRUM series is a a 3D-film and cross-artistic project about cultural icons or metaphors of important world cultures, by Danish media artist Birgit Kjærsgaard.
The performance Landscape/Portrait is inspired by a Japanese mandala ritual practiced by the monks of the Kōyasan mountains and the characteristic Japanese landscapes associated with the ritual. Furthermore it draws on the power filled Japanese form of expressive dance – butoh - and the sound of the shakuhachi flute.
The physical arrangement of this performative work is reminiscent of the tableaux found in Japanese temples. It consists of three parallel 3D-projections, which variously alternate and play together, contrasted by butoh of Sayoko Onishi and Kinya Tsuruyama.

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Performance, at Godsbanen Open Stage, from 6th to 8th December 2017

event details on the website of Åbne Scene - Godsbanen, Aarhus C, Denmark

Workshop, at Brobjerg Artfactory, from 9th to 10th December 2017

with Sayoko Onishi and Kinya Tsuruyama,
to be announced on the website of Brobjergskolen, Aarhus C, Denmark

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Blackout, Residency Presentation
Blackout, at 3 du TROIS, on 3rd October 2017, 7pm

After two weeks of residency at Trois C-L (Centre de création chorégraphique Luxembourgeois), a presentation of the work in progress for the project Blackout will be given on Tuesday 3rd October 2017, at 7pm. This is a creation by Claire Hill and the Luxembourg collective Independent Little Lies. Sayoko Onishi is a choreographer and a dancer in the project.

See the official presentation announcement (in French) for more details.

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Eudoxie, The Second Tour
Eudoxie on tour, in situ, in destroyed villages

The duo MA2 [Move Art Two] has premiered his new creation in June. Eudoxie is a choreographic and musical work created in situ in memory of the villages destroyed during the Great War. Now this performance will be followed by the second tour in the villages destroyed around Verdun [Meuse, France].

Eudoxie is a feminine ghost who haunts her village destroyed by war. What remains of past life when everything seems to have been forgotten?

The performance brings together Emmanuel Fleitz, contrabassist composer, and Sayoko Onishi, master of butoh dance, within the collective Move Art Two [MA2]. The two artists embark on a contemporary experience questioning the memory of village, which has disappeared, deforming and re-emerging to give birth to a new trace of life. Eudoxie tries to bring light to the memory awakened in the present world.

Distribution. • Sayoko Onishi: choreography and butoh dance. • Emmanuel Fleitz: composition, double bass and sound installation. • Laëtitia Drouin: creation of costumes. • Julian Rivierre: sound and graphic design.

Production. • Creation: Move Art Two [MA2] / Man’ok & Cie. • Production: Alpam [Association lorraine de productions artistiques multiples]. • Coproduction: Transversales [scène conventionnée pour les arts du cirque Verdun]. • Partnership: Communauté d’agglomération du Grand Verdun et Communauté de communes Mad & Moselle. • The performance is supported by la DRAC Grand Est, du Conseil régional Grand Est, du Conseil départemental de la Meuse (dispositif « Mémoire vivante »), du Conseil départemental de Meurthe-et-Moselle et de la Spedidam. • Eudoxie received the label of the Mission of the Centenary 1914-1918, which accompanies the projects, commemorating the events of the First World War.

► Duration of the show: 30 minutes approximately.

► Free entry; Suitable for children.

► To locate and find the destroyed villages where the show is played:

► For more information:
• on Man’ok & Cie (in French):
• on Sayoko Onishi (in English):

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