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Accompanying this performance is a book and sound CD 'Aomori Project'

Performance supported by: The Saison Foundation, EU Japanfest, Arts Council of Wales, Morishita Studios, Welsh Government, National Lottery Wales, Japan Foundation, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Wales Arts International, ARTizan, Chapter, Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre, Greenwich Dance, Jerwood Space.

Accompanying this performance is a book and sound CD ‘Aomori Project’ supported by: The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Wales Arts International, Chapter, ARTizan, Aomori, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Wales Literature Exchange and Ty Newydd Writer’s Centre, Translator’s House Wales.


  
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Aomori Project – Repetition
‘Ao’ – blue or green, ‘mori’ – forest 
Aomori – place of blue, green forests 


A dance performance 
by Sioned Huws and Reina Kimura

Saturday 2 June, 7pm 
£6 (£4 concession)

Aomori is an area of Japan at the northernmost tip of Honshu Island, with short summers and long snowy winters. Forests of blue-green, soft linear mountains and seas of a deep navy blue enliven feelings with colour in autumn. In winter, repetitive silent snowfall arrives, transforming the landscape; the heartbeat slows down, the body is overwhelmed by a desire to rest, to lay horizontally in this blanket of white. A desire to be resisted, to move and be moved. The sounds, songs and dances of Tsugaru personify these landscapes.

‘Repetition’ is a special dance performance by choreographer Sioned Huws and dancer Reina Kimuru (Aomori Japan) alongside participants of the project in response to the Aomori landscape. 

An introduction to the  ‘Aomori Project’

Thursday 31 May, 6.30pm 
FREE Please call to reserve a place

Prior to the performance above, Sioned and Reina will introduce the environment of Aomori, a prefecture of Northern Japan in the Tohoku region using photographs, video, sound recordings and songs of Tsugaru. The influence of the natural environment, people, community and the traditional performing arts, on the design of a contemporary dance  performance will be framed as a dialogue between Sioned Huws and Reina Kimura and the audience. 

Take part in the ‘Aomori Project’ 

We are looking for participants to take part in the Aomori Project. Participation will include attending the introductory talk above and participating in a one-day movement workshop on Friday 1 June before taking part in rehearsals and the evening performance on Saturday 2 June. Please contact the gallery for further information. No dance experience needed, families welcomed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.