Contemporary Dance / Digital Arts / Electronic Music

Returning to Theatre Junction with two new solo performances, Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda is a multi-disciplinary choreographer, dancer, sound, image and lighting designer. His work is minimal and radical, subtle and violent – created to be “experienced”.

In Intensional Particle, Hiroaki Umeda visualizes the energetic power of movement using motion sensors creating digital universes that develop a life of their own in which a body is seemly devoured by sight and sound.

In Split Flow, speed is expressed through strokes of light and a slow moving body. A high luminance laser projects three primary colors – red, green and blue – in split-second velocity, which appear white to the human eye. But when the dancer moves through them, the white light splits into the three colors and different realities come into existence.

With a background in photography and a dance style encompassing contemporary, hip hop and butoh, Umeda combines movement, visual art, digital technology, and electronic music in fascinating ways to create sensory confusion between the real and the digital world. Umeda takes this to the limit, creating “a pointed picture of a modern man – who almost absorbs different projections of everyday life like a canvas – risking his complete disappearance.”

“The performance is masterful, Hiroki Umeda has created a breath-taking mix of light, dance and music, captivating the audience in a state of grace.” – Light ZOOM Lumière

Intensional Particle

Choreography & Dance: Hiroaki Umeda

Image Direction: S20

Visual Research: Ludovic Burczykowski

Image Programming: Shoya Dozono

Video Editing: Guillaume Gravier

Sound & Lighting Design: S20

Production: S20

Coproduction: Le Manège – Scène Nationale, le manège.mons, la Gare Numérique – Jeumont, la Maison des Arts de Créteil, Stereolux – Nantes, Mapping Festival – Genéve

Split Flow

Choreography & Dance: Hiroaki Umeda

Sound & Lighting Design: S20

Production: S20

Coproduction: Théâtre Louis Aragon, scène conventionnée danse de Tremblay-en-France, Stereolux – Nantes


October 12-15, 2016


Regular – $45
Arts worker & Under 30 – $30
Student – $20


Monday to Friday             10am – 6pm
Performance Weekdays   1pm – 8pm
Performance Weekends   2pm – 8pm

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