Production Details / Press Releases
Kaori Seki is known for pieces in which time passes differently, with movements and transformations gradually unfolding along with aromas. For “WO CO” the Japanese choreographer took inspiration from various moods and feelings of living creatures – and from the emotions of the modern world: from its fears, atmospheres and textures. In a landscape of black sand, a fascinating, hypnotic dance emerges, and the seven dancers merge into moving objects that continually evoke new associations like a waking dream.
Kaori Seki learned classical ballet and started contemporary dance at the age of 18. In 2003 she began showing her own choreographies. In 2012 she created “Hetero” with Teita Iwabuchi, which won the French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographers at the Yokohama Dance Collection EX in 2012. In 2013 she founded her company Kaori Seki Co. PUNCTUMUN, which has since shown pieces in Europe, Canada, Korea and elsewhere. Seki is interested in the ecology of human beings, animals and plants, and in sensory perception, incorporating tactile and olfactory elements into her works. Her awards include the “Next Generation Choreographer Award” grand prix at the Toyota Choreography Award 2012 und Japan Dance Forum Award (2016).
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TFB Nr. 1357
Cast & Credits
Choreography & Artistic Director: Kaori Seki
With: Shiki Kitamura, Yu Goto, Kiyotaka Suzuki, Yui Yabuki, Kozue Takamiya, Ernesto Peart, Kaori Seki
Costume Design: Daigo Takeuchi
Lighting Design: Masayoshi Takada
Sound Design: Yuji Tsutsumida
Room Scent: Toshifumi Yoshitake
Stage Manager: Chikage Yuyama
Production Management: Dance in Deed! / Yoko Kawasaki
Lighting Operator: Go Ueda
Production: Dantai Seki Kaori
Supported by: The Saison Foundation, Japan Arts Council, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Creation support: The Saison Foundation, Japan Arts Council
In cooperation with: HOTPOT East Asia Platform 2017, Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea (CEPRODAC), The Saison Foundation
With the support of the Japan Foundation.
Tanz im August 2019
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Isa Köhler
Producer: Anja Lindner, Marie Schmieder (on parental leave)
Project Management: Simone Graf
Assistant to Artistic Director & Production Assistant: Alina Sophie Scheyrer-Lauer
Production: Florian Greß, Ben Mohai, Sofie Marie Luckhardt, Katharina Rost, Lovisa Sohls Söderberg, Charlotte Werner
Technical Director: Ruprecht Lademann, Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)
Hallesches Ufer 32
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The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 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):