Over the Dark
Left-handed piano/ dance/ live-painting
Date: Sunday, February 28th, 2021
Start: 14:00 - 15:00 (doors open at 13:00)
Venue: Gewand Halle (http://gewand.jp/?page_id=35)
Address: Wako Palace 21 5F, 2-1-13 Honkawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Tickets: Venue ticket: 2,000 yen (advance) / 2,500 yen (at the door)
Online streaming: 1,500 yen (available until Wednesday, March 3, 23:59)
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Organized and planned by: Taiki Arita (phone: 090-1684-4803 / mail: email@example.com)
Cooperation: Sound Company Gewand Halle / WAKO GROUP
The coronavirus is still not under control and the future remains uncertain. There is still no sign of the coronavirus being settled, and the future remains uncertain. I feel as if I am trapped in a dark place, suffocating. I want to free myself from such a state, if only for a moment. The black canvas is a metaphor for my current state, which is like a darkness with no end in sight. As I listen to the beautiful melody of the piano and feel the movement of life through dance, I paint the colors one by one on the canvas. The fusion of these colors is a process of regaining the lost radiance of humanity and everyday life. At some point, the darkness dawns and is replaced by a light full of colors.
1. J.S.Bach / J.Brahms
Chaconne from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Liebes Traum Nr.3
Vignette in Twilight from Tapiola Visions op.92
Gigue of Forest from Tapiola Visions op.92
Toccata in the Wind from Tapiola Visions op.92
●Taiki Arita / Artist (painter)
Graduated from the Department of Graphic Design, College of Art, Jacksonville State University, Alabama, USA in 2011. With the themes of "life and death," "destruction and rebirth," and "liberation from bondage" based on his roots in Hiroshima and the influence of rock music, he has created paintings and installations that incorporate destructive words from rock music lyrics, such as "Break," "Burn," "Cut," and "Tear." He reuses the 1,000 paper cranes delivered to Hiroshima from Japan and abroad and their incinerated ashes as materials. www.taikiarita.com
Main Solo Exhibitions:
2019 "On the Earth, in the Sky" / Is' Art Galerie (Antananarivo, Madagascar)
2019 "A Flight of Prayers" Naoshima Honmura Gallery, Kagawa, Japan
2019 gallery G selection "The Ash of Hope" / gallery G (Hiroshima)
2017 "Abstract & Silver" / AUTOTEILLE, Berlin, Germany
2020 Documentary Award, 70th Berlin International Film Festival
Participated in the film "Irradiated" (Director: Rithy Panh) as an assistant painter
●Masako Kushima／Dance Artist
Based in Hiroshima City, she has been engaged in physical expression activities unconstrained by any particular form or style, and has participated in the works of domestic and international companies and artists, and has presented many of her own works. She has taught dance and choreographed for up-and-coming dancers and people in the theater. She also uses dance and other forms of expression to foster the connection between mind and body, education, and culture, and aims to convey the beauty of dance expression and create a society that connects people and art. In 2009, she won the third prize at the SCF Seoul International Choreography Festival. Yoga teacher. Workshop designer. Community Dance Facilitator.
Born in 1988 in Hiroshima, Japan, Yasuyo Segawa started playing the piano at the age of 3. With first symptoms of focal dystonia appearing in her right hand at the age of 17(in 2005), she started working on piano pieces for the left hand in around 2009. Since 2012 she has been studying with Prof. Ayami Ikeba at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and graduated in 2020 with excellent results.
Including 2nd prize in City of Vigo International piano Competition(Spain ), 3rd prize and Fidapa Prize in“Paola Baschetti”international Piano Prize (Italy), 3rd prize and Grete Sultan prize in Nuova Coppa Pianisti International piano competition, 4th prize and Special mention For the best rendering of the Left Hand Piano Repertoire in Val Tidone international piano competition(Italy), she won prizes in total 12 international competitions only with the repertoire for the left hand.
Now Yasuyo has been energetically performing in more than 13 countries and expanding her boundary. In 2018 in Ishikawa Kanazawa Left-Handed Pianist Audition(Japan), she was awarded the grand prize and performed as a soloist with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa. She's a guest soloist at the Evmelia International musicfestival (Greece) and performed as a soloist with Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (Japan) , Bacau Symphony Orchestra(Romania).
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