Umeda Hiroaki “indivisible substance”Dance Connection

Hiroaki Umeda has acted as the first resident choreographer at the Red Brick Warehouse as of April 2022. His latest and much-anticipated work is a dance performance with a totally new concept.
Umeda, whose medium has evolved from photography to dance, has not stayed within a specific genre of dance. Rather he has taken the human body and opened it up to the realm of media art and has been active in the international art scene since his work was first presented at YDC in 2002.
In contrast to the traditional performance method in which performers and audience share a single space and time, Umeda has been interested in showing dance in a way that can only be done online, from even before the pandemic, and has continued to explore it in diverse ways. For this performance, Umeda began working with dancers in 2021, and has proceeded to organically collaborate with artists exploring the cutting edge of digital expression in various fields, including AOKI takamasa for music and Matsuyama Shuhei and THINK AND SENSE for visuals. This thrilling dance performance comes to life via bodies both real and virtual, offering audiences an unprecedented multifaceted viewing experience, which will also be developed into VR and video productions.

  • 12.7 [Wed] 19:00
  • 12.8 [Thu] 19:00
@Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 3rd floor hall
  • Direction・Choreography: Umeda Hiroaki
  • Performance: Nakamura Yuki, Hayashida Kairi,YULI
  • Music: AOKI takamasa
  • Visual direction: S20
  • Visual creation: THINK AND SENSE
  • – Technical and Visual Direction: Matsuyama Shuhei
  • Production Management: Tanoiri Suzuko
  • Production: S20
  • Co-productions: West Kowloon Cultural District(Hong Kong)、Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1

  • Options for watching this performance are “on-site AND on-line viewing” or “online-viewing (tickets available only at Ticket Pia.”
梅田宏明 Photo:Tarumi Aya

Umeda Hiroaki

Choreographer, dancer, and visual artist from Tokyo. After studying photography, he broadened his interest in physical expression and independently pursued cross-disciplinary dance art, incorporating visual art and digital expression without the shackles of any specific method. He began presenting works in 2000, and the piece he performed at the YDC 2002 “while going to a condition” received international acclaim. Since then, he has performed as well as created installations focusing on human physical senses in more than 150 cities throughout 40 countries, including France. Also involved in sound, video, and lighting design, Umeda’s work is highly acclaimed in the context of visual art for his methods of combining original movement and digital technology,
In April 2022, Umeda became the first resident choreographer of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1, one of Japan’s leading dance centers, where he creates, performs, and promotes dance with new ideas.