AKEMI TAKEYA

ZZremix

ZZremix is a reconstruction work of the successful solo performance “ZZ” premiered at “dietheater Wien” in 2003.
In “ZZremix” (2019), Akemi Takeya focuses above all on her own artistic developments and the strongly changing global conditions – which she, as an artist and as a person, above all as a “foreigner” (migrant) in a more and more nationally giving zeitgeist are also personal and subjectively – in the center of their processing or reworking. The new version of this remix was presented on July 25 & 27, 2019 as part of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival.

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The intention

For Akemi Takeya it is important to keep the artistic motivation at a high level, on the one hand to „survive“ as an actress and on the other hand, to the self-imposed goal, with her voice, her body work and her performance art to respond to a new generation as well as to transmit it appropriately, which, of course, means transforming it in a timely manner.
It is time today to return to „ZZ“ to reconsider it from a contemporary perspective – realizing the resumption (Remix) is therefore an essential as well as existential task for Akemi Takeya and also for the audience.

„ZZ“ (2003) as starting material is a performance by Akemi Takeya, which was developed in and out of silence. Akemi Takeya constantly transmitted her breathing sounds – as the smallest constants of silence – audible in the room, and visible in the movements. Akemi Takeya´s work showed on the one hand a synchronization of the human breathing sound and on the other hand one of the manipulated and defined sound – both breath and sound were continuously modified, transformed and transcended. Takeya integrated different themes and forms of expression (dance, music and performance) which became visible in the form of a multifaceted interaction.

ZZremix“ (2019) will preserve all of the qualities described above, but at the same time refresh or update them. Akemi Takeya´s „ZZremix“ focuses primarily on her own personal developments and the strongly changing global conditions – which she, as an artist and as a person, above all as a „foreigner“ (migrant), in a more and more nationalistic zeitgeist personally and subjectively affects– in the center of her processing or reworking.

With the performance method developed by Akemi Takeya herself, which has been refined for a long time, she now wants to become stronger, more conscious and more intense than ever before with her thoughts, feelings and arts to the discourses and contemporary debates in politics, philosophy and society, and in the truest sense of the word, to „embody“ these debates in „ZZremix“ in her own characteristic way. Armin Anders

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