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"As if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember"
fieldworks / Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki | Belgium/Norway/Japan
6th May 6.30 PM, Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Main Hall
Concept and direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko ShinozakI
Created and performed by: Ingrid Haakstad, Matias Rønningen, Orfee Schuijt, Oleg Soulimenko, Mirva Väänänen, Ondrej Vidlar
Sound design and electronics: Fabrice Moinet, Johann Loiseau
Lighting design and technical direction – Hans Meijer
Drawing and graphic: Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Christelle Fillod
Choreographic assistant – Taka Shamoto
Costumes – Anne Catherine Kunz
Electronic assistant – Matthieu Virot
Technical support – Culture Crew
Production: fieldworks vzw, Heine Avdal
Co-production: Dansens Hus (Oslo), STUK (Leuven)
In collaboration with – WP Zimmer (Antwerp)
With the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Norsk Kulturråd
Premiere: 2014
Duration: 80 min
With „As if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember“, Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki created a new production for larger stages. This creation with 6 dancers, real time music / sound manipulation and live drawing, brews upon the grounds of their 2012 creation „Nothing’s for something“ and develops its best components further.
Having focused primarily on space and the relationship between performers and spectators in previous works („Field Works-office“, „Field Works-hotel“, „Borrowed Landscape“, etc.), in this project their aim is to evolve further into the path of the exploration of body and choreography. The interest in movement is not limited to only the human body, but will be opened up to other theatrical elements such as objects, drawings, sounds, light, and scenography. By breaking down the hierarchy between these elements and looking for the „affects“ that exist between the body and what surrounds it, a new set of movements appear.
Starting out from the theatre space as an empty non-space, they search how a place can become fluid, how it can mutate, or separate into different parts. When a given situation transforms, how do new possibilities develop and open up to other dimensions? „As if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember“ is about these transitions, a voyage from one „state of being“ to the other, where objects melt into bodies, drawings fade into sound, sound vibrates into new material forms of creatures. The entire space is part of one large movement.
Photo byHans Meijer
After studying classical ballet in Tokyo, Yukiko Shinozaki moved to the U.S. She has studied contemporary dance and psychology at the Portland State University. After graduating, she lived in New York working as a freelance dancer as well as showing her solo works at various venues. In 1997 she moved to Brussels, where she worked with Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods until 2001. Since 2000 she has, in collaboration with Heine Avdal, produced and created more than 15 different projects.
Heine Avdal (NO/BE) studied dance, choreography and video at the Oslo National College of the Arts in Norway and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. He has worked as a performer for various companies in Norway. From 1997 to 2001 he worked with Meg Stuart’s company Damaged Goods, collaborating with Gary Hill, Ann Hamilton and Stefan Pucher. Since 2000 he has been frequently collaborating with Yukiko Shinozaki.
Photos byHans Meijer