Interfacial Scale.

Dance installation by Hiroaki Umeda

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.

"… a stylised game with colour, form and light, that floods down from the stage into the auditorium." Göteborgs-Tidningen
”En känsla för skönhet… ” Dagens Nyheter
"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 choreographer
Hiroaki Umeda

An interview with composer
Yoshihiro Hanno and conductor Max Renne

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Interfacial Scale
Interfacial ScaleThomas Aurin
Interfacial Scale
Interfacial ScaleThomas Aurin
Interfacial ScaleThomas Aurin


Length 35 minutes.

Dancers 11

Hiroaki Umeda

Set, Costume and Light Design
Hiroaki Umeda

Yoshihiro Hanno

Asst. Choreographer
Alexandre Bourdat

Shoya Dozono

World premiere
11 October 2013 for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

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