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Night Sea, Island Wave(s) / One One One

Shumpei Nemoto / Ioannis Mandafounis

Guest performance Tanzbiennale Heidelberg
Guest performance Tanzbiennale Heidelberg

In »Night Sea, Island Wave(s)«, the sounds produced by the performer as he moves his body on different surfaces are recorded by several microphones and gradually transformed by a ready-made audio program. This audio program can also control the light. The work explores ways of dancing with different sounds and visualizing them on stage.

Shumpei Nemoto is originally from Japan and professionally danced at Royal Opera House, Deutsche Oper Am Rhein and Cullberg Ballet. Since 2013, he started to work as freelance choreographer and teacher and worked at several companies and universities around Europe.

With »One One One«, the choreographers suggest a specific relation with the public, different from typical theatre performances. The performers take over the public space as a field for experimentation and non-representation. Two empty chairs. The dancers dance for those who sit down. Anyone who sits down becomes a source of inspiration. The rest of the audience remains in their role until the chairs become empty again.

Ioannis Mandafounis was born in Athens and was a member of the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater II, and the Forsythe Company. As choreographer, he started his career with Lemurius Company, Cie Projet 11, and MAMAZA Collective.

»Night Sea, Island Wave(s)«
Performance, Audio Programming & Lighting Design
Shumpei Nemoto
»One One One«
Pierre Piton, Audrey Dionis, Anne Charlotte Hubert, Yan Leiva
Ioannis Mandafounis
Production Management
Mélanie Fréguin
Cie. ++1
Prairie – Migros Cultural Percentage, Tanzfest 2015
Supported by
the City of Geneva, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Culture Ireland, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (Trois-CL), Culture Ministry of Luxembourg
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