9.18.14 Sounding The Space: a film by Hans Fjellestad DVD

Accretions presents
SOUNDING THE SPACE
a film by Hans Fjellestad

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Sounding The Space : Music For Architecture

Directed by Hans Fjellestad

Percussionist Marcos Fernandes reconnects with his homeland by staging elaborate concerts in four historical buildings designed by his grandfather Uheiji Nagano (1867-1937) in Japan.

パーカッショニスト、マルコス・フェルナンデス氏の母国、日本への回帰にあたって企画された特別公演。フェルナンデス氏の祖父、近代建築家の長野宇平治氏(1867~1937)設計の横浜、京都、岡山、松江に所在する歴史的建築文化財の空間を音とダンスで奏でる。

Cast

Yumiko Tanaka
Seiichi Yamamoto
Carl Stone
Yuko Hirai
Hirokazu Morikawa
Masatoshi Utashima
Kouen Morishita
Kohichi Akada
Marcos Fernandes

Produced by
Marcos Fernandes producer
Yoshimi Izumisawa co-producer

Cinematography by Hans Fjellestad

DVD package art + design by Kio Griffith

filming in
Yokohama
Kyoto
Okayama
Matsue

http://www.soundingthespace.com/
http://accretions.com/

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12.6.13 APAP | NYC 2014 Showcase » “Return To Absence”

Arcane Collective + Body Weather Laboratory presents
January 10-12 2014
APAP | NYC 2014 Showcase » “Return To Absence”
ARCANE LOFT TRIBECA 145 Hudson Street, NYC, NY

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featuring

RETURN TO ABSENCE

Arcane Collective’s latest production, Return to Absence inhabits the rich and peculiar realm of Samuel Beckett’s trilogy novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and the Unnamable. Presenting a non-linear storytelling, Return to Absence embodies, in it’s own way, the resonant images and wrought emotions characteristic to Beckett’s world, portraying the human condition often at the end of its tether.

To quote Beckett, “Dance first. Think Later. It’s the natural order”.

 

COLD DREAM COLOUR

Director -Morleigh Steinberg
Choreography -Steinberg, Oguri
Original Music -The Edge and Paul Chavez

A haunting journey through the surreal and powerful imagery of the paintings of Louis le Brocquy, Ireland’s foremost 20th century artist. This visually spectacular dance celebrates the physical and emotional complexities of humanity.

“A virtuoso performance…a striking visual success.” Los Angeles Times

 

OGURI – Solo Work

Emphasizing the unpredictable and spontaneous, Oguri pulls the audience into uncharted territory, holding them spellbound with his fierce adeptness and agility.

“Astonishing in its many guises, his visage is simultaneously old and young, ecstatic and empty…where a surprised look becomes a world of wisdom. This is the face of Oguri, butoh master and L.A. jewel.” Los Angeles Times

 

Arcane Collective website

 

Body Weather Laboratory website

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Photography: Morleigh Steinberg

Flyer Art + Design by: Kio Griffith

3.3.13 Flower Of The Season 2013 » “Notaway: Quest For Freedom”

Body Weather Laboratory presents
MARCH 1/2/3 2013
FLOWER OF THE SEASON 2013: NOTAWAY: QUEST FOR FREEDOM
1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA, 90291

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featuring

OGURI – dance
YASUNARI TAMAI -dance

with
WADADA LEO SMITH’s GOLDEN QUARTET

WADADA LEO SMITH – trumpet / composition
ANTHONY DAVIS – piano
JOHN LINDBERG – bass
PHEEROAN AKLAFF – drums

FRIDAY March 1 » 8:00pm
SATURDAY March 2 » 5:00pm + 8:00pm
SUNDAY March 3 » 3:00pm

Purchase Tickets:
http://flower2013.brownpapertickets.com/

General Admission: $22 [presale] $25 [day of show]
Students & Seniors: $20 Children (under18yrs): $17 [no presale, ID required]

Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice CA 90291
310-823-0710

Free parking at Electric Lodge

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Flower Of The Season 2013 is
produced by Body Weather Laboratory and Arcane Collective

supported by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission,Metabolic Studio, CalArts and the Electric Lodge

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Body Weather Laboratory and Arcane Collective present Flower of the Season 2013. Now in its 9th year, Flower of the Season produces outstanding dance within a deeply considered, minimal yet encompassing approach to space and theatricality. This year, the series introduces the exquisite work of Yasunari Tamai and Oguri. Music composed by Wadada Leo Smith. Live music performed byWadada Leo Smith‘s Golden Quartet.

OGURI-Artistic Director/Choreographer

A native of Japan, He joined famed dancer Min Tanaka’s company, Mai-Juku, in 1985. Oguri was a founding member of Body Weather Farm where for five years, he lived, worked, and hosted annual international art festivals. A resident of California since 1990, 1998 Oguri produces full-evening solo and ensemble work in the theater, improvises with musicians, works site-specifically in nature and urban landscapes, develops multi-media works, and collaborates with sculptors, painters, poets, literature, daily life imagery and simple materials to transform space and time with dance. Oguri teaches and performs worldwide. Oguri has received numerous grants and awards. 2005 Irvine ‘Dance: Creation to Performance’ grant for his evening length work “Caddy! Caddy! Caddy!, William Faulkner Dance Project” which toured in November 2009 with a NEA grant.

YASUNARI TAMAI-Choreographer

Born in Tokyo, joined Min Tanaka’s Mai-Juku dance group in 1983. From 1986 to the present he has been a resident of the Body Weather Farm in Hakushu, practicing organic farming and dance. He performs nationally and internationally as a member of Min Tanaka’s Tokason dance troupe and presenting solo work. He received a grant from Japan Arts Fund for his solo dance work, Don Quixote on the Mountaintop at Sogetsu Hall, Tokyo.

WADADA LEO SMITH-Composer

Trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser have been active in creative contemporary music for over forty years. His systemic music language Ankhrasmation is significant in his development as an artist and educator.

Born in Leland, Mississippi, Smith’s early musical life began in the high school concert and marching bands. At the age of thirteen, he became involved with the Delta Blues and Improvisation music traditions. He received his formal musical education with his stepfather Alex Wallace, the U.S. Military band program Sherwood School of Music and Wesleyan University. Mr. Smith has studied a variety of music cultures: African, Japanese, Indonesian, European and American.

Body Weather Laboratory website

Electric Lodge website

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Photography:

Roger Burns [Wadada Leo Smith]
Owen O’Connor [Oguri]
Hitomi Tanizawa [Yasunari Tamai]

Flyer Art + Design by: Kio Griffith