ARis is the multimedia performing group which presents live original music, dance, costume, interactive sound/visual projection. ARis shows the story-based performance that represents the different understanding of how this world consists. And the aim of this project is to enlighten people living to the future, especially when people is in stack. When we are in a trouble, the root of the problem is within us that leads to the problem of our existence, which is the biggest issue of our life. We wish to be a part of help people to relieve the pain of life from the bottom through the story by showing conclusions about several philosophical issue from our examination, and entertain people with our novel fusion of live music, contemporary dance with the technology.
Date & Time : 8/10 (Friday) 7:00PM–8:00PM
Ticket : Free (donation)
About “Proposition 1”;
This is the first episode from the long story that ARis is going to show. In this episode, ARis shows how the world began in our own understanding. How this universe is formed, human arise, and how human make a shadow on their life. The first human that can be defined as human was born as innocent and pure. It’s just like a part of animal as mammals. They have innocent instinct to live as same as other kind of animals. They repeat just eating, sleeping until their life span come. One day, the human meet another human. They recognize the similarity of their figure and start to communicate to help each other protecting themselves from their predators. Their communication is getting developed, and start to form the primitive language. The rising of the words is the birth of Logos literally. Logos brings human the benefit and demerit; human get the convenience and the happiness of communication, but also let human think what it implies, which is called suspicious, between the gap of the definition of the words. That is the beginning of the loss of the humanity as we recognize that human tend to lose through the life gradually from their childhood to the adult. The apple which human had is Logos itself..
June (Koto, Composer, MAX/msp) www.juandros.com
June, as a multimedia performer, mainly uses Japanese zither called Koto with effector and Max/msp for the interactive visual projection. About his music style, he tries to make his own sound scape influenced a lot from western classical and Japanese traditional into the contemporary style of music. In this project ARis, he tries to represent his world view based on his own philosophy. Through the studying of physics and quantum mechanics in his college, he draws the unique definition of world view, especially about the existence. He believes that this world which we recognize as the present is just like a form of the stream in the river in a moment, and that behavior itself does mean nothing, which is same as the life itself. However, this world and the life is as it is, and the life is worth as it is. He tries to express the shaft in the abandoned hope.
Yukari Osaka (Dancer, Choreographer)
Originally from Kobe, Japan, Yukari began her ballet training with Shibata Dance Studio and continued on with Sadamatsu-Hamada Ballet School where she joined their professional ballet company. After she moved to New York City, she completed the Independent Study Program at the Alvin Ailey School. Ms. Osaka has danced for Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre as a founding member, New Generation Dance Company and Transcendance Group. She also performed in “Les Contes D’Hoffmann” at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in 2009 and 2010. She has worked with several choreographers including Tomoko Aoki, Gabriel Chajnik, Nikolai Fedorov, Dardo Galletto, Dou Dou Huang, Samar King and Yuri Ng. She also has appeared in various dance festivals and venues including Dance Biennale Tokyo 2002 at Aoyama Enkei Theatre (Japan), Downtown Dance Festival (NY) and Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival (MA). She is very excited to be collaborating with Jun Ando and Sayoko Okuhama.
Sayoko Okuhama (Costume Designer)
Sayoko Okuhama was grew up in Okinawa, Japan. After graduated from high school in Japan, she went to Mount Ida College in Boston as fashion design major from 2004 to 2008. In her college years, Sayoko was a prolific designer to participate in numerous fashion shows both in and outside of school while she was assistant at custom made clothing company OKW. In 2008, Ms Okuhama moved to NYC, a breeding ground for her talent. She worked with E.Y. Wada, Junko Yoshioka, EDUN, Calliope Music Society, and started working as freelance pattern/samplemaker for numina koeboeLLC, William Okpo and Aeneas Erlking. Ms. Okuhama attained advanced knowledge of not only the fashion field but also performance or other disciplines that work in symbiosis in the world of creativity as working with diverse artists.