Design And Performance Lab

Friday November 26, 2010

UKIexexcerpts from Act I and the last part of Act II (c) DAP 2010O


[Moveable Worlds]

a choreographic installation fusing dance, sound, design and digital projections



Lilian Baylis Studio Sadler's Wells, London

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Collaboration and Rehearsal Direction: Johannes Birringer and the ensemble

Stage Director Johannes Birringer / Design Director Michèle Danjoux



Yiorgos Bakalos, Katsura Isobe, Biyo Kikuchi, Jun Makime,

Anne-Laure Misme, Helenna Ren, Yumi Sagara, Olu Taiwo,

Caroline Wilkins

Actors in Silent Film

Mamen Rivera, Olu Taiwo

Music and Real-Time Synthesis Oded Ben-Tal

Music and Live Sound Processing Sandy Finlayson

Additional Music Caroline Wilkins

Fashion design & Art Direction Michèle Danjoux

Photography Paul Verity Smith

3D Digital InteractionDesign Doros Polydorou

Second Life Design Kabayan

Virtual Performance Ruby Rumiko Bessho

Avatar Design Gekitora

Engineering Assistance Eng Tat Khoo

Video and Visual Programming Johannes Birringer

Scenography Johannes Birrringer

Lighting operation & Technical Assistance Jennifer McColl

Public Relations Hsueh-Pei Wang

Technical Manager (Lilian Baylis Studio) Roman Bezdyk

Technicians Michael Rodgers

Audio Technician Graeme Shaw

Collaboration Research Hironobu Oikawa (Maison Artaud), Michael takeo Magruder, Maki Ueda, Kayoko Tokumitsu

This DAP-Lab performance was developed in collaboration with Japanese artists as part of cross-cultural research into mixed reality environments, produced by Johannes Birringer & coordinated in Japan by Yukihiko Yoshida (Keio University).

Performance Rights: DAP/dans sans joux/Maison d'Artaud/Inetdance Japan /




The European premiere of UKIYO took place in June 2010 at KIBLA Media Art Center, Maribor, Slovenia. This project is supported by a grant from The Japan Foundation and The Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance at Brunel University, West London. The two-year research for the collaborative project was funded by a PMi2/connect British Council research cooperation award.




dance tech network site of Ukiyo project

Photos: (c) dap 2010


Project directors: Johannes Birringer & Michèle Danjoux

Brunel University, West London