New Beats/Beats

NEW BEATS, which toured across the UK and to the  Netherlands in 2010 and 2011, is a development of my 2009 piece BEATS.

Choreographer:      Chisato Minamimura
Performers:             Daniela B Larsen, Petra Soor
Lighting Designer:  Andy Hamer
Length:                     25 minutes

International Tour:
Feb 2011      @ Howth Theatre, Crawley
April 2011    SpringDance 2010 @ Utrecht, Netherlands
Dec 2010     DaDa Fest International 2010 @ Liverpool
Oct 2010      Premier @ Greenwich Dance, London

Presented by Step Out Arts
Supported by Arts Council England

FILM:     Responses to NEW BEATS – after the premiere Oct. 2010
FILM:    The Making of NEW BEATS – a short documentary

ARTICLE:    Dutch Newspaper, deVolkskrant, 20th April 2011 by Annette Embrechts
REVIEW:     DANCING EUROPE Nov. 2010 by Donald Hutera page 1 of 2, page 2 of 2
ARTICLE:    Dancing TIMES Sep. 2010 by David Mead

BEATS explored movements developing from the lower body which resulted in a ‘visual score’. The choreography emerged through an exploration of ‘impact’ (where the body meets the floor, another part of the body, or a place in the air). These points of impact may or may not make an actual sound but, through movement, the audiences witnesses an impact which reverberates visually, similar to the effect of an echo.

Choreographer/ Lighting Design: Chisato Minamimura
Performers: Daniela B Larsen, Chisato Minamimura
Composer:   Lewis Gibson
Length:        approx 15 minutes

Oct 2009 BEACDS @ Greenwich Dance, London
Sep 2009 British East Asian Choreograph Scheme (BEACDS) @ Bedfordshire University
Sep 2009 Liberty Festival 2009 @ London Presented by Step Out Arts


I created this score to use simple numerical method as minimal art.


Photographed by Yumiko Hakamada

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