Saturday, August 25, 2012

questionnaire with participant Naoko Tanaka (J/DE)



What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works?
"Die Scheinwerferin" (The shine-thrower) employs light and
shadow to reveal new dimensions of „appearance“ and „reality“.
It is a fictive journey into oneself. 
Using simple means, only one small flashlight creates powerful „illusory world“ and it takes over the whole space, flows, disappears and reappears again.

What exaclty did you work on with this piece and where did you perform it already?
With this piece, I´m conducting a focused study of the experimental and 
artistic possibilities of movement that still remain latent in the performance arts.
Until now I performed the piece in sevelall Cities in Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Serbien and France. And the tour 2012 will continue to Hungary and Belgium.

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
My background is visual art. I worked with an choreographer as an artist-collective for 9 years and developed performances and installations, in which choreography and visual arts 
are intimately related. In 2010 I started to work own production and my first solo piece is “Die Scheinwerferin“, which I´m going to present in L1 festival now.
I create not only the concept of the installation and performance but also the visual and sound design. 

Naoko's performance takes place on 20th September in Bakelit M.A.C. Hangár.

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