AKEMI TAKEYA

ZZremix (2019)

2019. ZZremix

Following the musical idea of the remix, the performative and musical material is transformed from a perspective in a sense of the “ now” _

All vibrance of the body is determined, among other things, by its breath: from “drawing a deep breath” and “gasping for air” to situations in which people “hold their breath” because they are simply “breathtaking”. Having moved from Japan to Vienna in 1991, dancer and choreographer Akemi Takeya made breath the subject of her solo piece ZZ, transferred its sound to the theatre space and confronted it with a soundscore. That was more than a decade and a half ago. Times have changed since then, both socially and in the experience of the now more mature artist. In ZZremix, the reworking of her highly acclaimed piece, Takeya addresses these changes head-on, tackles current issues and places them in the context of her broadened life experience as a migrant resident in Vienna. The original piece is expanded by these elements and remixed in a collaboration between the choreographer and young experimental sound artists Peter Kutin (Winner of the Prix Ars Electronica 2019) and Moritz Nahold and features masks by famous Austrian artist Markus Schinwald.

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This performance was presented in cooperation with ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. 25./27.07.2019 – World Premiere @Odeon

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Credits
Artistic Direction, Choreography & Performance Akemi Takeya Dramaturgy & Artistic Cooperation Armin Anders Light Jan Wagner Sound Peter Kutin / Moritz Nahold Prosthesis Markus Schinwald Choreography & Production Assistance Laura Fischer Costume Imeka / Ruth Erharter Artistic Discurs Ingrid Türk-Chlapek Communication Vladimir & Estragon Production Management partner in crime Supported by Wien Kultur, BKA & SKE-Fonds Residence & Scholarship Stadttänzerin 2019, Klagenfurt, Magistrat der Landeshauptstadt Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Cooperation ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival With special thanks to WUK – Werkstättenbereich, Odeon, 19. Salzburger Performance Tage / tanzimpulse, Tanz Etage Klagenfurt
Production IMEKA 2019
Duration: 55 min

Photos ©Helmut Prochart & Karolina Miernik

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