of departure then through the wall
is based on the concept of breaking through the wall of "usual
seeing", the begining of recycling, rethinking the current
state, and that age and gender are significant to how one perceives
the world. The physical positioning of a chair in the center of
the stage served as a point of departure to begin each new cycle
in the dance. Near the end of the dance, I bring an infant baby
from the audience on to the stage, an act representing the continuous
rebirth of thought. Sitting together on the chair and looking out
to the audience, the audience sees infant and adult, eahc looking
in a different way; hinting that perception is often valued more
for its age/the person than the act of seeing.
the performance web album for
more images and details about this project.
as a solo in 1999 at Oldenburg University in Germany, the Barbican
Center in London, England and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in
Holland.The music was composed by Yusuke Iwasaki.