Yumi Umiumare presents Sakasama Reverse World with the participation of Tony Yap on the City Village Rooftop, Melbourne Australia, April 2009
This Buto dance piece is inspired by the ancient Japanese belief in Sakasama: the reverse world. The two worlds of Life and Death are described as two shores; one is ‘the near shore’ (the world of the living), and the other is ‘the far shore’ (the world of after-death). A river flows between them. ‘The far shore’ is a reversed world: it is the reverse of the world of the living and everything is upside down.
Credits: Media Art by Bambang Nurcahyadi, Video and Sound edited by Bambang Nurcahyadi and Ian Corcoran, Videography by Richard Back, Anthony Pelchen and Yumi Umiumare.