SHIBUI Collective 2023
Artistic direction|Choreography Emi Miyoshi
Dance Anna Kempin, Katharina Ludwig, Marcella Centenero, Davide Degano, Giorgos Michelakis
Production management Anna Kempin
Drums|Percussion Konrad Wiemann
Stage Paula Mierzowsky
Costumes Charlotte Morache
Dramaturgy Monica Gillette
Choreographic assistance Unita Gay Galiluyo
Lighting Natalie Stark
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, DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, sponsored by
the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of the NEUSTART initiative
KULTUR.Hilfsprogramm Tanz. Made possible by the residency program of the Réseau GRAND LUXE network and the special support of the dance division of Theater Freiburg.
FRIDAY 17.03.2023 | 8pm
SAT 18.03. | 8pm
DO 23.03. || FR 24.03. || SA 25.03. | 8pm
E-WERK Freiburg, Hall
Eschholzstr. 77, 79106 Freiburg
Admission & Advance booking
20,- /15,- Euro (reduced)
BZ-Kartenservice, Kaiser-Joseph-Str. 229, Tel. 0761 496 8888
The starting point of RESTEP, the new production by Emi Miyoshi and the SHIBUI collective, is the intensive study of folk dances and their comparison on the basis of movement, semantic meaning as well as rhythm. As part of a religious rituals, folk dances allow the practitioners to reflect on collective memories and stories to experience their belonging to a cultural group through collective memories and stories. The basis for this contemporary interpretation are dances from Japan (Nishimonai Bon Odori, Awa Odori from Tokushima), China (folk dance from Dai), the Philippines (Manobo tribal dance) and Turkey (Horon).
Complex step sequences interact with live percussion and drums (Konrad Wiemann). The movement of the five dancers and the beat of the drums interact with each other and influence each other. Through overlaps, shifts and outbursts, different rhythmic melodies emerge. A common pulse develops. RESTEP transfers the multifaceted characteristics, energy and atmosphere of traditional folk dances into a modern and intercultural variant. The movement material derived from the traditional dances is brought into a new cultural and dance context by the choreography and reinterpreted and further developed by the individual movement language of the dancers. In the process, the mechanisms of collective memory are reflected upon and the possibilities and limits of communal and traditional dances are explored.
A special concept in the development of this production is the sustained further development of a longer research process from summer 2022 to December 2022 with various artists at the Theater Freiburg and Südufer Freiburg.