Photo by Shin Yamagata
Somatic Field Project + kinesis #1 – screen field
‘Somatic Field Project’ is a long-term research project commenced in 2014 by Hiroaki Umeda, aiming at nurturing young Japanese dancers as well as developing ‘Kinetic Force Method’, Umeda’s movement method. This showcase includes: the performance by the dancers of Somatic Field Project, performance while going to a condition by Hiroaki Umeda, screening of Umeda’s video installation kinesis #1 – screen field, and the presentation on his latest creations as well as his artistic visions for his upcoming projects, including ‘Somatic Field Project’.
Choreographer, dancer, visual artist. In 2002, one of his masterworks, while going to a condition, was critically acclaimed at Yokohama Dance Collection R and invited to Rencontres Choréographiques Internationales in Paris. Since then, Umeda has been invited to various international festivals and venues. His works include: Accumulated Layout (2007) coproduced with and premiered in Théâtre National de Chaillot and Holistic Strata (2011) coproduced with YCAM. Umeda commenced his choreography project ‘Superkinesis’ in 2009. Some of the works he has choreographed are: Interfacial Scale (2013) commissioned by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, and Peripheral Stream (2014) commissioned by L.A. Dance Project. In 2014, he started ‘Somatic Field Project’, aiming at nurturing young dancers as well as his own movement method ‘Kinetic Force Method’.