Performance
Big Yawn by Yoshimichi Takei

Yoshimichi Takei has developed an original performance style based on his background in Butoh dance and Japanese ā€˜avant-garde mimeā€™. In his work, Takei engages in a ā€˜collaborationā€™ between his body and various electronic instruments, including light bulbs, sensors and everyday appliances.

Big Yawn offers a duet between Takeiā€™s body and a light/sensor/sound system that he wears. As he executes a range of motion from frenzy to stillness with focused grace and precision, Takei creates not just a dance, but also a score of light and sound. At the same time, he offers a complex emotional journey shaded with humour and passion.

Hailed as being in the forefront of contemporary Japanese dance, Takeiā€™s work is presented regularly in dance and performance festivals throughout Japan and has been seen in Europe and New York. Big Yawn marks his Canadian debut.

Co-sponsored by A Space

Artist
Yoshimichi Takei

Japan

Yoshimichi Takei has developed an original performance style based on his background in Butoh dance and Japanese ā€˜avant-garde mimeā€™. In his work, Takei engages in a ā€˜collaborationā€™ between his body and various electronic instruments, including light bulbs, sensors and everyday appliances. Hailed as being in the forefront of contemporary Japanese dance, Takeiā€™s work is presented regularly in dance and performance festivals throughout Japan and has been seen in Europe and New York. BIG YAWN marks his Canadian debut.

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed