"Understanding the self in a matrix of relationship, one no longer searches for an enemy as the key to understanding every problem, but looks instead for imbalances in relationships."
The Coronation Charles Eisenstein
UNBALANCE is a multimedia butoh research on human relations where lighting is used unconventionally as an invisible divider between people and the entire environment responds to the performers movement.
An experimental project on the edge of contemporary dance-theater, lighting design, and interactive arts that put at its core the human body and its movement using multimedia elements as a resonance effect. A project where nothing is like it seems: visual becomes light and the light becomes scenography. The body transforms the environment but it is also transformed by it.
An international collaboration between the Japanese butoh performer Dai Matsuoka and the Canada-based multimedia director Mariano Leotta, triggered in early 2019 during an art residency in Tokyo. The result is this first study that serves as a show backbone and starting point of the multimedia research.
Choreography/performance Dai Matsuoka, Masahiro Nakanishi, Kei Ishikawa
Video Yuta Sugihara, Issam Kechouri, Mariano Leotta
Music “Program Q Nex” by Plaster (Feat. Tonbo)
Full music track: plastersound.bandcamp.com/track/program-q-nex
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