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Press Release - A WAVE FROM A DISTANCE

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Identifier

01AAC-05-2022-02-DOC-01

Format

DOC

Title

Press Release - A WAVE FROM A DISTANCE

Date (s) of description

03-11-2023

Artist (s)

Noeli Kikuchi and Rafael Alvarez

Year (YYYY)

1900

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1 File

Name of main creator (s)

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Archival history

Date: 4 - 5 March 2022
Location: Studio on 4th floor

Note of Activity/ Exhibition’s Participants or Sponsors

BODYBUILDERS

Scope and content

On one side and the other, two bodies sail in silence for a fragile dance that is wave and tide of encounters and disagreements. Near and far, the two divers discover themselves in an invisible dialogue of memories and stories that invade our imaginary. A paper choreography drawn from an open dance of senses and dives in other readings - far and near, closer than far, east and west, on either side of the ocean, they bring to the surface a sea of illusions. And in the range of a wave they give place to the encounter (of another wave).

An initial image motivates the creation of this contemporary dance piece, remaining invisible but present - "The Great Wave of Kanawaga", iconic work of the Japanese painter Hokusai, created in 1830 and reproduced from the mid-1870s through a series of lithographs using the traditional Japanese print technique known as ukiyo (literally, "floating world”).

In this floating world nothing is too small or insignificant to hold our attention. This monochromatic performance of shadows, evocations and masks whose Hokusai wave allows to embody is a double invitation to travel and stillness. In the dark and in the l ight, only two elements - body and paper reveal in their plasticity and in their fragility and impermanence, a symbolic, abstract and imagery ritual immersed to East and West in a coexistence of readings and meanings, where less is more.

On stage, an origami wave - a scenographic installation made of paper, Rafael Alvarez (Portuguese choreographer and dancer) is accompanied by Noeli Kikuchi (Japanese-Portuguese dancer) presenting for the first time in Thailand this show premiered in 2017 in Tokyo, Yokohama and Lisbon and which has since been presented in Portugal, Japan, Egypt and Cape Verde. Over the last 23 years Rafael Alvarez’s choreographic work reveals a strong visual dimension, standing out for the enigmatic, symbolic, poetic and minimalist use of the body, dance and space. His dance pieces has been presented since 1997 in Europe, South America and North America, Middle East, Asia and Africa produced by his dance production company - BODYBUILDERS, based in Lisbon - Portugal.

Language/ scripts of material

Thai

Copyright

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Rules or conventions

ISAD (G)

Specific access points

A WAVE FROM A DISTANCE

Keywords

The Great Wave of Kanawaga, Hokusai, contemporary dance

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