20 October 2017, 20.00
Yurie Umamoto, Kumi Umamoto, Pablo Fontdevila, Douwe Smit, and Igor Dobričić
With the support of
CLOUD (The Hague), Dansateliers (Rotterdam), Dansmakers (Amsterdam), K3 (Hamburg), Summer Studios (Brussels), Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Pianofabriek (Brussels), workspacebrussels (Brussels) and Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam)
CEEPORT is a collaborative project exploring our perception of the tragic, as well as the tragedy of our perception. It is a performance installation in which a body, an installation of aluminium foil, light and sound constantly redefine each other. CEEPORT invites the audience to enter an environment where cyclical interactions generate the most unpredictable phenomena.
CEEPORT is a performance, and it is a collaboration process started in 2012, after an initiative of artist/choreographer Yurie Umamoto to work on the creation of a solo around the idea of the tragic. Soon enough the project evolved into a complex collaborative process with an interdisciplinary approach, leading to discover a common interest in researching a tragedy of perception.
Through an organic process, CEEPORT developed towards a monumental installation which radically transforms the theatre space, not only on the level of its appearance, but also facilitating new modes of perceiving the relations between sound, body, material and light.
The project has been in development for the last five years. With intensive periods in the studio and extensive periods of loose communication, the production process reflects on aspects of duration, cycles and timing as much as the performance itself. After a 2 year hiatus, the team has come together again, aiming to première the piece in 2018. Hosted by Veem House for Performance, this work-in-progress presentation will be an opportunity to test new ideas and open up a dialogue with the audience.
The CEEPORT team is formed by five artists with multi-disciplinary backgrounds and interests: Yurie Umamoto develops choreography, installations, performances and video/image work. Pablo Fontdevila has a background in choreography, design and electronic arts. Douwe Smit produces music, has an education in visual arts and an ongoing practice of photography. Next to developing design and visual concepts, Kumi Umamoto is also busy with body work and therapy. Igor Dobricic works as a dramaturge, and has also developed his own performative projects.
The performance includes long periods of flickering lighting. It might not be suitable for people with epilepsy or other conditions.