Shiro Takatani – CHROMA – Bulgaria Plovdiv

– Oct 7 2017

The CHROMA performance of the co-founder of the world-famous Japanese artistic team Dumb Type, Shiro Takatani, arrives for the jubilee edition of ONE DANCE WEEK this autumn in Plovdiv. Dance lovers will be able to immerse themselves in an image and sound experiment on two consecutive days, October 6 and 7, at 19:30 at Boris Hristov House of Culture in the City under the hills.

CHROMA is a dance of light and shadows in which visual effects and large-scale graphics follow every step of the performers on stage as if to overcome and absorb them. Choreographer Shiro Takatani overcomes the laws of physics and modern optical technology to make the audience look for meaning in the hundreds of images they see on the screen every day. That’s how we are, in fact, constantly seeing and creating the world around us.

Duration: 70 minutes
Artistic Director: Shiro Takatani
Performers: Misako Yabuuchi, Yuko Hirai, Olivier Balzarini, Alfred Birnbaum
Music: Simon Fisher Turner, Takuya Minami, Marihiko Hara
Lighting: Yukiko Yoshimoto
Media authoring: Ken Furudate
Stage manager: So Ozaki
Technical director: Thomas Leblanc
Video and Sound techniciann: Satoshi Hama
Lighting technician: Kazuya Yoshida
Video and Programming assistant: Ryo Shiraki
Conceptual collaboration: Hiromasa Tomari
Company manager: Yoko Takatani (dumb type office Ltd.)
Voices (in order of appearance): Paolino Accolla (Aristotle, Leonardo), Mark Robinson(Newton), Markus Thinnes (Goethe), Alfred Birnbaum (Wittgenstein, Jarman), Jasper Fisher Turner
Production: dumb type office Ltd.
Co-production: Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Shiga (Japan)
Support: The Saison Foundation (grant for international collaboration project 2011-2013)
Production, tours: Epidemic – Richard Castelli, Chara Skiadelli, Florence Berthaud, Claire Dugot

Inspired by Derek Jarman’s Chroma, A Book of Colour [Century, 1993], with thanks to The Estate of Derek Jarman

The show will be presented in Plovdiv with the support of EU JAPAN FEST, in partnership with Plovdiv 2019, Embassy of Japan in Sofia, Friends of Japan in Bulgaria club, Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan, for the year of 2017, and Japan Foundation.