20 August 2023 International Wind Festival (Hasse, Germany)
Cassandra’s field of flowers
Through the pandemic, we remembered how vital is the connection between people.
Performing arts expanded its value and possibilities beyond the theater. Itis important that the performers on stage will not only become central figures but also feel the world, move forward, and bring about change with the audience.
This durational installation – performance attempts to fuse contemporary dance with digital technology, AR, inspired by traditional Japanese Noh theater, where the
audience spins their own story by using AR. It is a work that makes us think about the reality, the unreality, the unknown, and the invisible world that spread outside
the theater and considers the situation in which human beings are placed.
Direction, Choreography, Performance, Sound design Tomo Sone
AR art Akane
Costume Shahar Avnet
Director of photography, Lighting design Sou Matsuzawa
Lighting design Haruki Kusuda
Photography (Video) Ryuhei Hata
Photography Yoshikazu Inoue
Production Tomo Sone Dance Projects
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan “ARTS for the future! 2”
Kyoto City ”Arts Aid Kyoto”
Tomo Sone is an independent choreographer, performer, and producer born in Kyoto, Japan.
Interdisciplinary activities often inspire her work. In the past few years, she collaborated in her works with artists from different fields, and she was invited to participate in interdisciplinary residency programs such as Hospitalfield (UK), 40+08 Art Marathon (Israel), and AADK Spain (Spain).
Her body of work is often based on human relationships, presence, and inner struggles. Her interest is focused mainly on the relationship between humans and their circumstances in life and how people react to the events surrounding them.
Her works are presented by Suzanne Dellal Center (Israel), Gdansk Dance Festival
(Poland), Kyoto Art Center (Japan), and the National Arts Festival by the Ministry of Culture in Japan (Japan), among others. Additionally, she was a finalist in the international solo contest at the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México in 2020 (Mexico).
Akane is a visual artist with a background in motion graphics. She draws upon her experience in video games production to explore expansive virtual worlds, reimagining different human evolutionary narratives.
The endless possibilities of the multiverse, parallel and intersecting timelines, and our relationship with technology are central themes in her work. After some time in the commercial graphics industry, her work was featured in a number of European art publications and in art galleries in Venice, Lecce and Rome. She utilises AR technology to create immersive and personalised art experiences that transform passive art viewers into active participants. She collaborates on multidisciplinary projects that combine music, visual arts, choreography and interactive new technologies to bring new experiences to art audiences. This year she will return to Italy to exhibit her work in Venice.