In the hot summer in July, Yoshiko Chuma and the School of Hard Knocks will crash into utopia at the Invisible Dog. My Diary: Secret Journey to Tipping Utopia is a composition created and designed by Yoshiko Chuma. This performance is based on twenty chapters that cross over within the frame of two hours. Musicians, dancers and designers interact, but not directly—a parallel to incidents of sound, text and action, a metaphor for endless continuous circles of life, fluctuating between utopia and war. While observing, the audience perceives the results of war—tipping utopia.
A utopia is an imagined community of society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens. One could also say that utopia is a perfect "place" that has been designed so there are no problems.
Performed at the Invisible Dog on the 10th day of July, 2019.