Hiroaki Umeda

Hiroaki Umeda: Haptic and Holistic Strata

“Like a tin man with oil flowing freely through his veins...” —The New York Times

U.S. premiere
The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

Tokyo-based choreographer and video artist Hiroaki Umeda creates mesmerizing visual environments for his visceral solo works, appearing as a fine-spun swirl of movement in a digital storm of light and sound—an elusive figure, by turns frantic and still, awash in pulsating electronic waves. In a program of acclaimed companion pieces, Haptic and Holistic Strata, Umeda’s distinctive dance vocabulary draws on a range of butoh, ballet and hip-hop. He conceives his interdisciplinary events as a sensorial whole, creating the beats and sonic textures as well as the entrancing video and lighting effects. Designed to elicit primal emotion, Umeda’s work is minimalist and radical, subtle and violent, abstract yet precise, and thrillingly physical.

Funded in part with generous support from The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts Japan Program.

Associated Images: 

THU 2/14
8:30 pm
FRI 2/15
8:30 pm
SAT 2/16
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff