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“うつろいまどう” (Utsuroi Madou – In Praise of Shadows) is a performance commissioned by Nakanojo Biennale for their exhibition 山に笑ふ。(Yama ni Warau) at an old sake brewery, now an art space, in Nakanojo. It’s a 40 minute site-specific theatre performance directed and choreographed by myself. I made 6 different scenes to show different aspects and interpretations of shadows. Another life you didn’t choose to live, a partner you could have had or a child that was never born; your own shadow following you everywhere. I wanted to create something gives the feeling of watching a film, or a collection of films cut up and put back together.

Here is the blog post I wrote more about this project (in Japanese):




Photo by Koya Yamashiro