YOHEI HAMADA 踊る人/dance artist
Push Pull Matters*
a performing art project with tools, body and structure
*Premiering in August 2023 at Norges Fiskerimuseum
Official TRAILER(2021) / Documentation(2022)
Photo: Marthe Nyvoll
Push Pull Matters is a performing arts project that speaks about subtle expressions of cultural differences expressed through structures, bodies and tools. The audience will see a scenic structure/object, as an extended/expanded body, made of ropes, fishing nets and wooden sticks. The structure will dance with dancers' bodies, and be assembled and disassembled during the performance by dancers. The project was conceived by Japanese dance artist Yohei Hamada and has been developed in collaboration with Norwegian dancer Katarina Skår Lisa, Finnish dancer Riina Kalmi and Danish scenographer Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh in Norway and Sweden.
The project aims to create a safe meeting space for the two streams of cultures, where the objects from the two cultures are used, or respectfully mis-used, as materials of the scenic construction, beyond the original usage and meanings. The world premiere is planned at Norges Fiskerimuseum in August 2023.
Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen and Carte Blanche
Co-operated by Bergen Dansesenter and Norges Fiskerimuseum
Supported by Norsk kulturfond, Fond for lyd og bilde, Nordisk Kulturfond, Vestland fylkeskommune, Bergen Kommune, FFUK, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture
and Arts Promotion Centre Finland