29 May – 9 June 2018
Motimaru Dance Company (Berlin) present
Twilight and MUT
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Tuesday - Saturday 8pm
Around 100.000 years ago, when Homo sapiens emerged on this planet, the initial embryonic human art emerged in the dark cave, where eyes cannot see. What they were seeing with their inner eyes was the depth of our unconscious. This must be the universal principle of human art.
Social systems and technological advances have changed society over years, but our human nature has never changed. This is why primitive arts could give important influences on great artistic experiments of the 20th century, such as Cubism or Surrealism.
We are living in a society where our innermost nature is deeply buried. Modern science relies on the intellectual rationale based on mathematics and language, and overemphasizes the information perceived by the eyes. Yet it misses direct physical experience and divides the world into separated pieces.
Human is human, animal is animal, I am I,you are you...Even in the dance scene, where body is the main media, productions can be reduced to merely intellectual concepts or movement patterns, which can loose the profound experience of the body itself. In the modern era we are missing deeper experience of body and mind, the power to explore and reveal the unconscious. In its depth, the world is not separated but connected freely. Human is animal, life is death, I am you.
Twilight questions the fundamental purpose of human art, and searches for a new dance method to walk down the stairs towards the depth of our being through the subtlest movement within.
How often do we read news without having an idea of the depth of that reality? We are used to hear such news, throw away the newspaper and continue the daily life as always. But if the newspaper could take life what would we see?
About nowaday's domination, manipulation, cultural and religious conflicts, woman and human rights, shifting from personal to public news, this piece is a collective solo that includes stories from many women of different countries and cultures that come to be taken as icons and represent the contradicted faces of our society. MUT means mother/courage/mutilated/mutual/multiracial.
The piece encourages new actions toward transformation and dignity.
Tiziana Longo & Motoya Kondo
with special guest
Mr Soga (Pina Bausch and John Cage)
Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010. Their background is in performing arts, modern dance, martial arts, and butoh. After they trained for 5 years at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, studying and working as dancers and stage assistants of Yoshito Ohno – a son of Kazuo Ohno, they left Japan and have started fieldwork research about traditional and ritual dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal.
Motimaru define dance as a way to experience deeper reality of our existence and are experimenting to create a new authentic dance method beyond any genre.
They have performed in the finale of the Marathon of the Unexpected at Venezia Biennale 2010, 9th International Choreography Competition "No Ballet”, International Dance Festival Lucky Trimmer2016, etc. and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 30 cities.
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