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Dance to avant-garde Japanese artist’s tune

JAPANESE visual artist Hiroaki Umeda will present a two-act solo show that includes “Adapting for Distortion” and “Accumulated Layout” at the Shanghai International Dance Center.

Umeda is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist recognized as one of the leading figures of the Japanese avant-garde art scene. His work is acknowledged for its highly holistic artistic methodology with a strong digital background.

“Accumulated Layout,” debuted in 2007, is a sold-out show to great acclaim, while “Adapting for Distortion” (2009) showcases his signature style of mixing digital imagery, minimal soundscape and extremely potent corporeality.

In the two acts, Umeda plays a relatively small role, seldom moving off the spot, dwarfed by the digital environment that both surrounds and inhabits him.

In a sequence of frenetic torso rippling, helixes playing on his shirt seem to be connected to his body’s electrical frequency.

Date: August 21-23, 7:30pm
Tickets: 180-380 yuan
Tel: 5299-0372
Venue: Shanghai International
Dance Center
Address: 1650 Hongqiao


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