Supported by The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Arts Council Tokyo, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan
Cooperation: Melati Suryodarmo, The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Indonesia
Omit the body and expand.
People use technologies that allow them to move as little as possible.
Our imagination tries to bring occurrences of the distant past and times from the past or future to the front of our minds, as if they were actually here in the present. Nevertheless, people cannot even imagine the tragedies of long ago, and cannot share the bodies which experienced them.
We stand at places that are empty, spend time that is not real, listen to voices without speech, and encounter people without bodies.
Death is right before us, unlimited, and decisive.
Life is here and now, limited, and with an uncertain future.
The work explores corporality that can be really felt by us who live in an age in which the body is no longer needed.
Special Thanks to...this work was made by the creation workshop of Nibroll with more than 80 creaters from June to July 2014.
the following name of creaters -
Established in 1997, Nibroll is a dance company led by choreographer Mikuni Yanaihara. Nibroll produces performances created through collaborations with video artists, musicians, and fine art practitioners: there is no single overall director. The characteristic of their performance is unconventional framework; output can be a dance show, concert, play, movie, or art exhibition, to explore the possibilities of visual and physical expression. Nibroll entrust all the decision-making to the audience. Their ultimate aim is not simply to put on a performance, but to explore a new field by having active communication with various genres. Based in Tokyo, Nibroll is also active in Europe, USA and Asia and have garnered much attention since its funding.
2009"Japan Dance Forum Award 2009 Grand Prix"
2004. "The Mori Art Museum Contemporary Award"
2002. "The National Advisory Panel Award" Bagnolet International Choreography Contest
矢内原 美邦 - Mikuni Yanaihara
Choreographer, Director, Playwright, and Dancer. Leader and founder of Nibroll. A dance major at university, she received various awards while still in school such as the NHK Award. Her unique choreography which uses daily movements as motifs to express the emptiness and threats of today has been well received both in Japan and overseas, and described as one of the few choreographers that grapples with the human body. With the Mikuni Yanaihara Project, she has taken on theatre plays as her new field of work, and is busy with performances throughout the world encompassing various genres, with Nibroll and also through collaborations with numerous artists.▶blog▶twitter
高橋 啓祐 - Keisuke Takahashi
A visual artist, Takahashi has created many visual installations in various space such as museum, gallery, theatre and public space. and he also has created performance pieces and intend to pursue the relationship between body and image. he held the solo exhibition the gallery in Milan, Italy and Taipei, Taiwan, and in Japan, SENDAI Mediatheque, BankArt1929, Ohara Museum and others, and also joined to the international exhibition such as SHANGHAI Biennial, ECHIGO-TSUMARI Triennial and others. His work has been presented in arts festivals throughout Japan and the world. He received the MAM Contemporary Award from Mori Art Museum in 2004 as well as the Committee Recommendation Award from Japan Media Arts Festival in 2005. He also has created many performance works as the visual director for the dance company named "Nibroll".▶off-Nibroll
Composer, Musician. SKANK joined Nibroll in 2005. Active also as a solo artist, and with his own unit “MEXI”, he has had music sessions with artists of various genres such as musicians, fine artists, and photographers mainly cities, and does not restraining himself to a particular format. He has also provided music and performed for various stage performances, including the YUBIWA hotel’s “Kozui – massive water”, which he has participated as a zombie of himself since 2009. Recently he has been expanding his field of work through collaboration with artist from different genre such as the Project Circulation, project to work with challenged people (this was a participating program for the ABLE ART JAPAN), and “words factory”, a collaboration with fine-art artists and animators.
カミイケタクヤ - Takuya Kamiike -
Set designer, Painter. Kamiike is a fine-art artist residing in Kagawa prefecture, Japan. After graduating high school, he began stage-set design and now creates artworks based on these skills and experience. He creates stage designs from an angle that’s opposite to the conventional approach, but based on two concepts; “inevitable passage of time” and coincidental act of “picking up”, both beyond human control and relies on contingency. He also produces two-dimensional works and installations using the same concepts. His recent prominent works includes: set design for “Niwa Mitaina Mono” by Zan Yamashita, and installation work for the Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol.10 at the Takamatsu City Museum of Art.
小山 衣美 Emi Oyama
Born in Hiroshima prefecture, Emi began rhythmic gymnastics at 8, contemporary dance and ballet from 18, and participated in works by Shinji Nakamura and Kawano Mako as a dancer. She has been participated in Mikuni Yanaihara’s dance performances since 2010. She was placed 3rd in the Senior Solo Dancer Division of the Yokohama Competition in 2005.
石垣 文子 Fumiko Ishigaki
Dancer. She began classical ballet at 5, and belonged to Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Company. After graduating, she belonged to Vienna State Opera Ballet company and until 2011, participated in works by Noism２. And now she has been participated in Nibroll, Sankai-Juku, Project Kyupi-Kyupi and so on.