S_HE IS SEA Etude
Solodance Production by two bodies
SHIBUI Collective 2024
Artistic direction|Choreography|Dance Emi Miyoshi
Production management|Dance Anna Kempin
Costume|Illustration Charlotte Morache
Dramaturgy Monica Gillette
Lighting Steffen Melch
Photo|Video Marc Doradzillo
Press Christine Eyssel | Ida Biegel
Production SHIBUI Collective
In cooperation with E-WERK Freiburg
Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Freiburg, the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende
Baden-Württemberg e.V. with funds from the Ministry for Science, Research and
and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg,
Made possible by the residency program of the Réseau GRAND LUXE network and the special support of the dance division of Theater Freiburg.
(residency Institutions: Theater Freiburg | Onassis Stegi, Athens | Pole Sud, Strasbourg | TROIC C-L, Luxembourg | L'Abri, Geneva)
Wednesday 13.03.2024 8:30pm with Anna
Th 14.03. with Emi
FR 15.03. with Emi
SA 24.03. with Anna
E-WERK Freiburg, Kammertheater
Eschholzstr. 77, 79106 Freiburg
Admission & Advance booking
17,- /13,- Euro (reduced)
BZ-Kartenservice, Kaiser-Joseph-Str. 229, Tel. 0761 496 8888
With their current stage production S_HE IS SEA Etude, Emi Miyoshi and the SHIBUI collective create an exciting, refreshing and intellectually captivating dance performance that also invites the audience to a special musical experience. With the musical piece "Canto Ostinato" (1976) by Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt, the Freiburg-based dancer and choreographer builds on her long-standing research interest in polyrhythmic spaces, which already played a central role in her previous production RESTEP (2023). This time, Emi Miyoshi goes one step further and allows different rhythms to collide in a single body (dance Anna Kempin/Emi Miyoshi).
A truly fascinating interplay of unconditional devotion and inevitable failure begins, allowing the polyrhythmic energies to merge into an aesthetic dance vortex that follows its own laws. Dance is not a product created by individuals, but an ongoing process, comparable to a whirlpool in water.At a time when we are often driven by external demands ("fast culture"), the piece sets a counterpoint to the current zeitgeist with its repetitive patterns of movement and sound, similar to the routines of life.Subtle variations lead to modifications, while layer by layer the individual facets of the interplay between dance and music come to the fore.
The dance interpretation of "Canto Ostinato" transfers the authoritative freedom of the musicians to the dancer, similar to an etude (exercise). She decides how often she repeats the choreographed movement sequences, analogous to the 106 sections of the work, and subtly overlays and shifts them. Each performance thus becomes unique. An exciting combination of dance and music is created, whereby the musical structure is visualized in the dance and made physically tangible. A lasting sensory experience with which Emi Miyoshia impressively demonstrates how two art forms can be combined to create a space in which the boundaries are rebalanced.