A duet presented as part of Aomori Project an ongoing performance and research project since 2008, with dancers, musicians and singers from Japan and Europe.
Aomori is a prefecture (area) of Japan in the region of Tsugaru, at the Northern most tip of Honshu Island, with snow covered winters. The repetitive silent snowfall has no compassion; in these extreme situations the body adapts to the environment to be able to endure these arctic conditions. Over a duration of physical endurance, repetition becomes an emotive containment. Repetition always poses a threat of disorientation; counting beat or pulse is a devised system of survival.
Dancer, Reina Kimura (Japan) first came to Europe for Aomori Project 2008; in this continuing collaborative processes with choreographer Sioned Huws, they push and test the capacity of a dancers movement memory, where choreography is balanced on a fine line, that is the fine line of order, which can easily tip into chaos.
Site specific in various locations across Nottingham city centre:
11.00 – 11.40am: Train station
12.30 – 1.10pm: Sneinton Hermitage Square
2.00 – 2.40pm: Nottingham Contemporary (outside space)
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Running time: 40mins
Suitable for All
Concept and Choreography: Sioned Huws. Performers: Sioned Huws and dancer Reina Kimura, with the participation of Nottingham guest performers. Credits: Dance4, AIR Rikuzentakata Japan, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, National Lottery, Wales Arts International.