NO DIRECTION" Digest
2005. Oct at Tokyo Photogrphic Art Museum (exhibition)
2006. Aug. ECHIGO - TSUMARI Triennial, NIIGATA
2006. Oct. at FUKUOKA IMS Hall
2007. Mar. at Panasonic Center, TOKYO
2008. May. at Obirin University, GARA, TOKYO
2008. Jun. Singapore Arts Festival at Victroria Theatre, Singapore
2009. Mar. at AICHI Arts Center, Japan
Choreographer : Mikuni Yanaihara
Video Projection : Keisuke Takahashi
Music : SKANK
Costume Designer : Mitsushi Yanaihara
Lighting Designer : Kai Takinoiri
Set Designer : Keitaro Hisano
Hair & Makeup : Tomoya Nakamura
Tomomitsu Adachi, Mayu Takagi, Minako Kimura, Chika Sagawa,
Yu Harada, Noriko Fujise, Shigeya Yo, Keisuke Yamamoto, Anna Kuroda,
Ayako Fukushima, Mikuni Yanaihara
Flyer design：Keiko Itakura
- Concept -
First presented as an installation work at Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 2005, the project "NO DIRECTION, everyday" has evolved through the performances in various formats at Echigo-Tsumaari Triennale and in Fukuoka city in 2006. 'No Direction.' is the culmination of the project as well as a new piece from the directors' collective Nibroll created after 2 years. We lose our direction and our ways and wander around.Discord, friction and conflicts. The work sharply describes the present form of discommunication and a hope about our values-inconsistent and countless but possibly connected with one another.
- Review -
「NO DIRECTION」Denise Ong + The Urban Wire.com
Tatsuro Ishii , dance critic Asahi News Paper, Mar. 19. 2007
The audience seat is set on a slope in a studio which originally was empty, and the audience must sit on cushions that are placed on the floor. The four dots which show them where to sit are drawn out continuously on the stage floor as well, and the boundaries between the stage and audience seat become thin. It is as if the audience too has been thrown into this void as part of this performance.
On the gigantic, softly curved wall surface, Keisuke Takahashi's images are projected, and metamorphose in ways that enchant the eye.
Pandas and plants, digitally processed images of people, multiplying abstract patterns, and animation of the urban crowd appear and disappear like a kaleidoscopically. Skank, who is in charge of the sound, creates diverse sound from techno to rock, noise and pop – countervailing and inducing the images. As far as I know, the two have done their best work ever. As the carefully, chronologically structured sound and music progress vigorously, the dancers develop a unique action which can be characterized as children playing and fighting, rather than "dancing". They are no longer subjects with a will, and have become encoded bodies.
Yanaihara has placed the codes astonishingly well in the rippling sound and music, and moves them unconstrained. She too, has choreographed fulfillingly, and can be said to have represented a culmination of Nibroll's work.
- Credit -
Stage Manager : Tomohiro Yokoo
Producer : Takeshi Ito
Presented by Nibroll, Aichi Trienale
Supported by Japan Arts Council, Arts Council Tokyo
Special thanks : Steep Slope Studio, precog, alfalfa
Co-produced by AICHI Arts Center
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