Hiroaki Umeda at the Festival Beau


Hiroaki Umeda, choreographer and multidisciplinary artist now recognized as one of the leading figures of the Japanese avant-garde art scene, will be in France in 20th September for the Beau Festival, to perform two solos, Holistic Strata and Split Flow.

The performance is at 8.pm at the Maison Folie Moulin, 47-49 rue d’Arras, Lille.

Holistic Strata was premiered in 2011. “The individual stratum decides the holistic strata, and the holistic strata decide the individual stratum: there are two equal determinants in the world”. Based on this philosophy, Umeda creates a holistic living organism in which all movements transcendentally coalesce into a harmony. Immersed in this harmonious world, where all movements are expressed through pixels, the audiences’ senses are challenged to the limit: to experience sensations preceding the materialization of emotions.
In Split flow, this optical dance juxtaposes two distinct physical conditions, dynamic and static, in order to visualize the duality within reality. This work, first created as a light installation commissioned by Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, Netherlands) in 2011, is an experiment in expressing velocity with strokes of light. Through the dynamic intervention of the body into the static space, a different reality came into existence.
Holistic Strata | Split Flow S20 | Hiroaki Umeda
mercredi 20 septembre 2017, maison Folie Moulins, 47/49 rue d’Arras, Lille.