" Tanagokoro (The palm)"

Atsushi Takenouchi group performance
    (70-80 minutes)
Premiere 2000 Paris Orient Extreme Festival 2000
( Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree, Paris )


Million of shining light powder is falling down onto "the palm" from far sky. This particle of light is telling the memory of Universe, which has started from the big bang. "The palm" communicates with this light telling of the human origin. It is a dance of " Tanagokoro", a dance of " The palm". This is a dance of life and death, of creation and destruction, of light and darkness.

Choreograph : Atsushi Takenouchi
Dancer : Atsushi Takenouchi, Keiji Shimizu, Aya, Keiko Wakamoto, Yum, Kazunori Tokida
Director: Iku Otani
Music :@Hikitama ( Kora - African harp - , Kalimba, Percussion, Voice)
Kensuke Mela ( Djambe, Percussion, Sampling, Voice )
Hiroko Komiya ( stone, bells, bamboo, shell, Voice )
Costume:@Naomi Nishino, Hitoosa, Ikuko Yoshiya
Mask: Akemi Minamide
Lighting plan: Yasuhiro Fujiwara

 

PHOTO by Yayoi Ogata

 

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