People in the Dunes -
Interactions of movement with sound
Terpsichore Theatre, Tokyo, August 2018
A crisis erupts that pushes four office workers into turbulences. Overwhelming noises of their actions suggest crushing danger and alternate with threatening silence. Trying to survive, the office workers are finally using the spatial elements and monotonous actions of a strict office situation in new and untried ways to enter into a corporeal dynamic that gives new meaning to their actions, interactions and lives.
the performance People in the Dunes seemingly disparate movements are
placed in an antagonistic environment and atmosphere of an office. In
this restraining space, dancers do unexpected, destabilizing movements,
and enter in some kind of game of power and vulnerability. They are using
the spatial elements and monotonous actions of a strict office situation
in new and untried ways, and in the end enter into a new spatial and corporeal
dynamic that gives new meaning to their actions, interactions and lives.
Haruka Hirayama (Ph.D.) studied composition and computer music with Profs Cot Lippe and Takayuki Rai at Sonology Department, Kunitach College of Music in Tokyo and received a B.A. and M.A. She also completed the research programme of Electroacoustic Composition at NOVARS Research Centre of the University of Manchester under the supervision of Prof. Ricardo Climent. She was awarded numerous international prizes and residencies, and her works have been selected and performed at multiple international festivals and conferences. Originally from Murakami, Niigata she is based in Tokyo where she is a lecturer and researcher at several universities. http://www.harukahirayama.com/
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