Body cinema: Adapting for distortion by Hiroaki Umeda

August 30, 2009

Dancer and choreographer Hiroaki Umeda had been treated here with special care… His dancing technique, space design and approach to technology have made it so… I found this video thanks to DBM Mediterranean Dance Network which posted  Umeda’s new video ‘Adapting for distortion’ on their Facebook profile several hours ago.

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Photo by Anna von Kooij (c)

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Interview with Hiroaki Umeda: dance-tech romantic searching for a reaction

July 29, 2008

Hiroaki Umeda was certainly one of the most interesting performers I saw this year at Dance Week Festival. Being completely aware of all possibilities and consequences of our modern society, Umeda strikes you directly in your mind if you are enough opened to recognize or perceive the voices, soundz and flashing of today’s digitized generation.

You know that I was writing about him almost two months ago and I promised then to publish soon all the interviews I did with some dancers. So, the first interview from that series is here…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Hiroaki Umeda…

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