with Lea Kukovičič “LAST HAMLET”
21/Nov/2022 | Harbour of Sorrow at Divadlo X10, Prague
When men cry, the world shuts down (Hamlet Trilogy)
Trilogy LAST HAMLET deals with the system that Shakespearean Hamlet established: first modern man. The one who does not acts, but thinks and thinks and thinks and thinks and on the way kills everybody. In the first part of the trilogy, where we will celebrate emotionality of men, will focus on tears. Nowadays, we can see crying man all over our screens, but crying in public space or witnessing crying men in public space still derail us.
Concept and Direction Lea Kukovičič Performers Tomáš Janypka, Daniel Victoria, Michał Salwiński, Michiyasu Furutani
with Cassie Thornton “THE VERY LAST CONFERENCE”
18/Nov/2022 | The Future of Critique at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
Materials: Performance by Michiyasu Furutani, 157,680 hours of Butoh, 1500€, Cassie’s life of prophecy and disappointment, the uselessness of discourse and abstraction in the midst of a worldwide emergency, confusion about whether this moment is the beginning or the end of everything we know, a lifelong antagonism towards institutions.
Conceived by Cassie Thornton of The Feminist Economics Department (The FED) Performer Michiyasu Furutani
Lundahl & Seitl with ScanLAB Projects “Eternal Return: The Memor (2019–2022)”
Sep-Oct/2022 | Archenhold Observatory, Museum of Celestial Science, Berlin
Eternal Return by Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects is accompanied by “The Memor” by Malin Zimm, a text of speculative fiction that offers an expanded narrative framework for the artwork. Objects and scenes in the installation thus take on a multitude of experiential modes: physical, virtual, narrative, and emotional. The fiction expands as the art installation evolves, yet its parts can be read and experienced in any order as a non-linear envelope.
Concept and Direction Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects Script collaboration Malin Zimm Piano Cassie Yukawa-McBurney Dramaturgy Rachel Alexander Performers Evgenia Chetvertkova, Franziska Gerth, Christine Sollie, Michiyasu Furutani
Lundahl & Seitl “Symphony of a Missing Room”
Sep-Oct/2022 | Archenhold Observatory, Museum of Celestial Science, Berlin
In Symphony of a Missing Room — Sternwarte, the value of agency and guidance is constantly negotiated in a dance of listening, adapting, and responding to cues we learn to read with our bodies. Objects and events from the past have been integrated into the works’ choreographic score. They trigger future experiences, surfacing in the close contact and friction between visual and auditory organs, on the nerves and the skin of the two bodies temporarily becoming the work.
Concept/Choreography Lundahl & Seitl Performers: Evgenia Chetvertkova, Franziska Gerth, Christine Sollie, Michiyasu Furutani
with Ash Koosha “Movie sereis of Destructive Character”
Mar/2021 | London-Berlin, Online
A Virtual Partner Residency supported by Goethe-Institut may be used to work on joint research, compositions, concept or project development, pre-production or innovative online projects, for example. Other, including interdisciplinary, music-centred formats may also be eligible for this funding.
Concept and Direction Ash Koosha&Michiyasu Furutani
Sound Composition Ash Koosha Filming, Editing Michiyasu Furutani
with Alica Minar “What Water Was”
June,Nov/2019 | HZT Berlin and Divadlo DISK in Prague
A participatory dance performance exploring the relationship between water and mathematics.
An attempt to transfer a rigid mathematical representation to an organically moving mass of bodies. Where do they merge and where do they collide with each other? Read more…
CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY Alica Minar COMPOSITION Etienne Haan PERFORMERS Daniel Adams, Britt Davis, Michiyasu Furutani, Dorota Michalak, Cary Shiu, Lenka Vořechovská DRAMATURGICAL ASSISTANCE Pauline Pay CONCEPT ASSISTANCE, OUTSIDE EYE Ana Edroso Stroebe COSTUME DESIGN Sabryna Nitihardjo LICHTDESIGN Kristina Schmidt
with Evgenia Chetvertkova “Once in Siroko“
15-20/Jun/2019 | Cafe Siroko, České Budějovice
People are invited to come to the cafe and take a place. At some moment they hear a sound of popping balloon and screams. A drunk couple is lying breathless at the entrance. A broken bottle of wine and a cracked water melon are on the floor. Some people are really not sure if it is a performance. With sounds of music couple gets back to reality. They dance and invite the audience back in the cafe. Performance was developed during art in residence. Read more…
Creation and performance Evgenia Chetvertkova, Michyasu Furutani, Katerina Kadievic, Katarina Mala, Martin Pavlik, Tomas Brabec Support Kredance and cafe Siroko
with Evgenia Chetvertkova “Birthday Party”
Mar/2019, Zizkovska Noc2019 | Cross Attic, Prague
People are invited to spend the time as if it was their own birthday.
The audience (10 people) gather at the starecase waiting untill a special person comes to guide them up to the attic.
The performance is delayed. Artists are finishing last preparations. To kill the time one of the artists entertains the visitors with polaroid camera, meanwhile asking them, what they want to have for a birhday present. Read more…
Direction Evgenia Chetvertkova
Performance Michiyasu Furutani, Pauline Payen, Daniel Adams, Evgenia Chetvertkova
Sound design Wizard Ashdod
with FOROUGH FAMI “NOSTALGIA IN REVERSE“
16/Jan/2019 | Tanztage Berlin 2019, Sophiensæl, Berlin
Forough Fami examines the construction of anomalies based on avatars in digital realities and their distorted movements. In contrast, analogue flashbacks bring time to a standstill. Read more and for Video…
IDEA, CHOREOGRAPHY Forough Fami PERFORMANCE Michiyasu Furutani & Forough Fami DRAMATURGY Shahab Anousha TEXT Maham Meiqany SOUND Farah Hazim & Wissam Sader LIGHT Hanna Kritten Tangsoo SET AND OBJECTS Pharaz Azimi, Shahab Anousha DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE Isabel Gatzke
with Evgenia Chetvertkova “Something Happens”
19/May/2018 | Budějovický Majáles, České Budějovice
The audience is invited to the traditional theatre space. They take their seats in the house. The lights go down. After couple of minutes of silence they can notice an envelope coming dowun from the ceiling to the stage. Is it a silent invitation? Who will dare to come to the stage to pick it up? Read more…
Creation and performance Evgenia Chetvertkova, Michiyasu Furutani, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Farah Hazim, Wissam Sader Support DE-CZ PERFORMANCZE EXCHANGED programme and Kredance collective
18-25/May/2014, Sep/2015 | Zamek Poznań and Greenhouse in Berlin
OSMOSIS -Poznań/Berlin- laboratory focused on relation of the sound and physical movement, exchange between Berlin and Poznań based artists, culminating with two public performances.
The lab is intended for both musicians and dancers to experiment and question the physicality of sound, the sonic dimension of movement, the role of energetic waves in both mediums, and how these aspects influence each other within the compositional process. Read more…
Creation and performance
Irene Cortina Gonzales (Spain) – dancer, choreographer
Patrick Faurot (USA) – choreographer, saxophonist, dancer
Michiyasu Furutani (Japan) – actor, dancer
Adam Goodwin (USA)- composer, visual artist, double bass player
Amélie Legrand (France) – cellist, composer
Manon Parent (France) – dancer, violinist
Michał Biel – saxophone player
Weronika Cegielska – dancer, choreographer, performer
Justyna Chaberek – dancer, actress, singer
Piotr Korsak – drums player
Tomasz Szczepaniak – drums player
Marta Romaszkan – dancer
Karolina Wasilewska – musician, singer, performer
Maja Ziarkowska – actress, performer