AKEMI TAKEYA . . .

Little Stories about SOS (2011-15)

2011-15. Little Stories about SOS : Solo Version 2014 ⇄ Performance Recipe Book Vol. 1 & 2 ⇄ Group Version 2015

The project is conceptualised in three distinct forms of realization, such as two performances – Solo and Group Version – and the Performance Recipe Book. The development of all formats is interconnected with a running process of each other, in order to make a documentary as well as a creative note simultaneously. It is made intentionally, so that Akemi Takeya proves and explores her artistic development until now. She will now complete the project with a new creation of the Group Version with 4 performers in Austria in summer 2015, developed in connection with the Performance Recipe Book Vol. 2.


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00.Speech On Secrecy |01.Stagnation Of System | 02.Show Our Sacredness | 03.Scan Our Shape |04.Statement On Substance | 05.Surprise Or Shock | 06.Scandal On Sight |07.Spirit Of Samurai | 08.Song Of Soul | 09.Script Of Steps | 10.Site Or Sight|11.Shadow Of Smile | 12.Sound Of Sight | 13.Strangeness Of Someone |14.Sensation Of Sense | 15.State Of Solitude | 16.Strip Our Self | 17.Scoop On Somebody | 18.Seek Other Space | 19.Surreal On Stage | 20.Sadness Of Separation | 21.Shot Of Spirit | 22.Structure Of Skeleton | 23.Smash Our Sadness | 24.Sign Of Superiority | 25.Suspension Of Sex | 26.Source Of Strength |27.Statue Of Security | 28.Sympathy Of Support | 29.Spark Of Spontaneity | 30.Styles Of Spectacle | 31.Suggest Our Stories

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Performance Recipe Book:

Bookcover

The Performance Recipe Book – Vol.1 (the first part) is written for both Group and Solo Version, as a creative documentary note as well as an educational resource. It sets the performer(s) the task to take up the challenge of realizing 32 interpretations out of these “Performance Recipes,” which focus on accessing and sharing the experience either with the book through practicing the recipes or by performing in front of an audience. The recipes in this book are easy to learn in a short period. One can also simply enjoy seeing patterns of physical interpretation, just like a game.

Sample Copy Vol.1 – the chapters 00-04, 14-17, 28-31
Order the book here or write an email to contact@akemitakeya.com

* Vol. 2 (the second part) is planned to be published in connection to the development of the Group Version and its premiere in 2015. Vol. 1 contains 90 pages and was published in 2014 by IMEKAproduction in coproduction with ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. The book was completed for both Solo and Group Version, while working on the solo performance and the research project including the workshop at ImPulsTanz 2014.

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Group Version: New Creation – World Premiere on the 5th of August 2015, at Kasino am Schwarzbergerplatz, ImPulsTanz Festival

Akemi Takeya. Little Stories About S.O.S.: Signs of Solidarity | Group Version, ImPulsTanz 2015. Photo by fishy

Akemi Takeya. Little Stories About S.O.S.: Signs of Solidarity | Group Version, ImPulsTanz 2015. Photo by Karolina Miernik

Akemi Takeya. Little Stories About S.O.S.: Signs of Solidarity | Group Version, ImPulsTanz 2015. Photo by Karolina Miernik

Akemi Takeya. Little Stories About S.O.S.: Signs of Solidarity | Group Version, ImPulsTanz 2015. Photo by Karolina Miernik

Akemi Takeya. Little Stories About S.O.S.: Signs of Solidarity | Group Version, ImPulsTanz 2015. Photo by Karolina Miernik

Akemi Takeya. Little Stories About S.O.S.: Signs of Solidarity | Group Version, ImPulsTanz 2015. Photo by Karolina Miernik

Akemi Takeya. Little Stories About S.O.S.: Signs of Solidarity | Group Version, ImPulsTanz 2015. Photo by Karolina Miernik






The Group Version consists of two structural parts:

1) The First Part: “32 interpretations of the original S.O.S.” – a performance exhibition that features body as a symbolic model in a medley.

In a symbolic order, the piece suggests “emergency” in a limited time frame and in various forms of irony, and describes certain cases of “situated action”, featuring 32 interpretations of the original combinations of S.O.S. as a performance vocabulary. Each of the humorous scenes succeeding each other is coupled with a short graphic animation film by Road Izumiyama (J), which is projected onto the stage before the respective live act. Interpreted by the performers as bodily motions they juxtapose with the graphic motion on screen. This process runs parallel with the written Performance Recipe Book Vol. 1 which contains performance instructions. Each performance recipe listed is interpreted by a performer one after the other as a medley of performance language, (re-)forming the body in everyday human activities. Irrelevant in everyday human activity, these symbolic systems addressed become central and are implemented as a concurrency model to give another view of the performance.

2) The second Part: “a progressed plot (short story) based on the first part” – a voyage that transforms the 32 elements into a body to be negotiated in connection with various situational aspects of crime.

It is designed as playful and poetic game – a voyage which transforms the 32 elements into a body to be negotiated, in connection with various situational aspects of crime and from the viewpoint of a “dry” spirit of criticism watching human existence. During the live performance, the materials produced by using live video & photo cameras on the stage in order to document the actions with pictures are projected on screen – revealing the manipulation of documentary systems: that which just occurred is still present, while in the next moment it becomes documented as a past event.
The progress of the second part runs parallel with the written Performance Recipe Book Vol. 2 which contains a theatrical plot and instructions for each scene – integrating the 32 elements of the first part fragmentarily, metaphorically.

Performance: Little Stories About S.O.S: Signs Of Solidarity | Group Version
Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
05.08.2015; 21:00 Premiere
07.08.2015; 22:00
08.08.2015; 21:00 Additional Performance

Tickets and Info: +43.1.712 54 00 111 | www.impulstanz.com

Download Group Description
Trailer of the Japanese Group Version
Download Postcard Group Version
Read Press Review “Wiener Zeitung”

Concept, Choreography & Text Akemi Takeya Performance Akemi Takeya, Pawel Dudus, Leon Marič, Laura Eva Meuris, Evandro Pedroni Visual Design, Camera Road Izumiyama Stage Hannes Wurm Lighting Design Martin Schwab Sound Sebastian Bauer Artistic Support Armin Anders Production Assistant Kanako Sako, Elif Melis Gencler PR, Communication Anna Etteldorf Production Management das Schaufenster Production Administration Vladimir und Estragon Cooperation Japan Contemporary Dance Network, WUK – Werkstätten, ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival  Supported by Wien Kultur, BKA, Austrian Cultural Forum Tokio Production IMEKA

Notice!
The creation of the Group Version Vol. 1 has started with the new concept of JCDN’s “A dance regional support program B” with 3 Japanese male performers in February 2011. The premiere was featured at Izumu Hall, Fukuoka (Jp) on 26.02.2011, and the further performances was presented at Ai Hall, Itami (Jp) on 03. & 04.03.2011. * Co produced by JCDN / Co sponsored by Fukuoka foundation of Art & culture / Supported by The City of Vienna, Cultural Bureau, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts & Culture and Austrian Culture Forum Tokyo.

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Solo Version: World Premiere at ImPulsTanz 2014

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The Solo Version is the interpretation of the first part only. The “32 interpretations of the original S.O.S.” are performed by a single person, revealing his / her body as a symbolic model – It is an emergency call. Akemi Takeya is sending out an S.O.S. In the medley-interpretation of 32 short stories the Japanese born Viennese choreographer welcomes us in her original, creative world mushrooming at the threshold between Asia and Europe.

Concept, Choreography & Performance Akemi Takeya Visual Design & Video Road Izumiyama Sound & Visuals Thomas Wagensommerer Lightdesign Martin Schwab
Space fishy Recipe Book Layout, Design & Edition David Ender Assistant Editor Hannah Timbrell Assistant Choreography Kanako Sako Assistant Production Maiko Sakurai, Elif Melis Gencler Coordinator Production Vladimir und Estragon Production Management das Schaufenster Creation Support Dance and Media Japan

Coproduction ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Japan Contemporary Dance Network and Kazuo Ohno Festival 2012 (Kazuo Ono Dance Studio & BankART1929) Cooperation na da Lokal Supported by Wien Kultur, BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Kultur und Kunst, Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo Production IMEKA 2014 |

Download Solo Description
Watch Full Video 1 (First Half) & Full Video 2 (Second Half)
See A Rough Score
Watch Video Installation (Trailer Jp.)
Review
Download Media Coverage

Solo Version, Survival Of Solo, was featured as performance and also as video installation on 5.-7.10.2012 at bankART Yokohama / Ohno Festival, in the framework of Dance Dance Yokohama 2012, Japan and on 27.08.2012 at ImPulsTanz Vienna 2012, the premiere was featured at ImPulsTanz Vienna 2014