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Yurie Umamoto, Pablo Fontdevila, Kumi Umamoto, Douwe Smit, and Igor Dobričić

CEEPORT is a collaborative project exploring our perception of the tragic, as well as the tragedy of our perception. CEEPORT moves away from the traditional hierarchies between performer and environment, between human and non-human, producing new modes of perceiving the relations between sound, body, material and light.

CEEPORT is currently comprised by 3 acts:

*ACT1 is a 3-day online streaming, allowing the audience to witness the building-up of the aluminium installation.

*ACT2 is a live performance, where audience and artists gather in the same space to share an experience of present time.

*ACT3 is a video installation that remains in the venue after the team has left, a documentation of the dismantling of the aluminium installation.

Inspired by the concepts of tragedy, pure duration and butterfly effect, CEEPORT invites the audience on a sensorial journey (a trip), where shapes and textures, physical intensities, architectural lines, sounds and colors create the visual flows of a 4D/four-dimensional music.

The project followed an initiative of artist/choreographer Yurie Umamoto in 2012 to work on the creation of a solo on ‘the tragic’, and soon enough it evolved into a complex collaborative process. In development for over six years, the production process reflects on aspects of duration, cycles and timing as much as the performance-installation itself.

11 October 2018


12 October 2018


13 October 2018


14 October 2018




8, 9 and 10 October, from 11 to 18hs

watch online at or on the CEEPORT facebook page


11, 12 and 13 October at 20hs

14 October at 16hs

at Veem House for Performance

*The performance includes long periods of flickering lighting. It might not be suitable for people with epilepsy or other conditions.


in the foyer of Veem House for Performance after 14 October

The team

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.

Created by:
Yurie Umamoto, Pablo Fontdevila, Kumi Umamoto, Douwe Smit, and Igor Dobričić

Yurie Umamoto

Pablo Fontdevila

Kumi Umamoto

Douwe Smit

Igor Dobričić

Montage Assistent:
Mao Nakagawa

Douwe Smit

C-TAKT, Veem House for Performance (Amstermdam)

With the support of:
wpZimmer (Antwerp), workspacebrussels (Brussels), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels), Tanzfabrik Berlin, Dansateliers (Rotterdam), Dansmakers Amsterdam, K3 (Hamburg), Summer Studios (Brussels), CLOUD (The Hague)