Interfacial Scale



The intense dance installation of Tokyo-based artist Hiroaki Umeda explores how you can break the choreographic border of dance – and the interfacial between dance and the unknown on the other side of the border.

Yoshihiro Hanno's specially composed music turns "Interfacial Scale" into something really special. Svenska Dagbladet

Inspired by tacit knowledge and swarm behavior, he choreographs each dancer individually as well as a collective.

As well as being a choreographer and dancer, Umeda is also a photographer and video artist. In 2000, he established his own company, S20. For the first time he’s working with an ensemble of 11 dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. For Interfacial Scale Umeda has created choreography, set, costume, light and sound design. For the comissioned music, he is collaborating with Yoshihiro Hanno aka RadiQ – pioneer of minimal techno and Asian art film soundtracks – who has written a score for The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

An interview with composer Yoshihiro Hanno and conductor Max Renne


Choreography – Hiroaki Umeda
Set, Costume and Light Design – Hiroaki Umeda
Composer – Yoshihiro Hanno
Asst. Choreographer – Alexandre Bourdat
Video – Shoya Dozono

Length – 35 minutes
Dancers – 11

World premiere 11 October 2013

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