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Recording: 2014-08-17 , Tanz im August 2014 | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Eduardo Fukushima

How to overcome the great tiredness?

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

A great weariness. In time. In the air.
From the tiredness comes movement, body language, harnessing exhaustion as a power from which to move. The work explores the creation of gesture and intention within specific qualities of movement, reaching a body state that both develops and exists in real time. The existential tiredness and the movement lead to this question and one develops a body language without pretending to get an answer.
Eduardo Fukushima

“He embraces rawness and performs as if a punishing, urban world has invaded his body and is in disharmony with itself. He slams himself against the floor, pushes his head against a wall. The small theatres in which he usually appears become arenas for ordeal.”
Deborah Jowitt to Rolex Mentor & Protégé Magazine, October 2013

This work was shown all over Brazil and in Porto, Nottingham, Taipei, Cochabamba, Buenos Aires, Santo Domingo, Nicosia. Right after the performance in Berlin at Tanz im August, it will be shown at the Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf. The choreography and research for this project was funded by Rumos Itaú Cultural São Paulo/ Brazil as part of its dance programme in 2009/2010.

Eduardo Fukushima was born on 15th April 1984. He has been working as a choreographer, dancer and teacher since 2004 in São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in dance from the course “Communication and Body Arts” at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC). He created the solos “Exit” in 2004, “Corner” in 2007, “Between Contentions” in 2008 (prize Funarte Klaus Vianna of São Paulo), as well as “How to overcome the great tiredness?” in 2010 (prize Rumos Dança Itaú Cultural 2009/2010 in Brazil) and “Crooked Man” (Prize Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative 2012/2013).

In 2012 he was part of the festival World Event Young Artists in Nottingham, UK. In 2012 and 2013 he was selected as protégé for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative and moved to Taiwan to work with Lin Hwai-min, the artistic director of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. He has been working on oriental body practices as well as the Japanese dance Seitai-ho and the Chinese dance Chi Kung since 2005. In addition he studied classical ballet, Brazilian dance, Capoeira Angola, Release Technique, Contact Improvisation, Indian dance and Artistic Gymnastic. He has been teaching dance since 2009.

Cast & Credits

Artistic director and performance: Eduardo Fukushima
Mentor: Key Sawao
Musical composition: Felipe Ribeiro and Eduardo Fukushima
Artistic collaboration: Beatriz Sano, Julia Rocha
Light: Juliana Augusta Vieira, Sergio Puppo
Costumes: Eduardo Fukushima
Production: Carolina Goulart
Photography: Inês Correa
The work was funded by: Programa Rumos Itaú Cultural Dança 2009/10
Thanks to: Sônia Sobral, Pontificia Catholic University of Sao Paolo-PUC.

Tanz im August 2014
Artistic director: Virve Sutinen
Production management: Sven Neumann, Andrea Niederbuchner
Supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.
Funded by the Capital Culture Fund and Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Eduardo Fukushima / Trailers and Video Documentations

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