SIAF2014 outline

SIAF 2014 – the city’s first international art festival – will be held as part of the Creative City Sapporo initiative over a period of 72 days from Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, September 28, 2014, under the stewardship of Guest Director and globally renowned artist Ryuichi Sakamoto. The theme of the event is City and Nature. Globally active contemporary artists will contribute to this international art festival, which will provide opportunities for visitors to examine how cities can coexist with nature in the future. During SIAF 2014, a variety of projects will be implemented across Sapporo.
The entire city and its museums will serve as a stage for the event.


Shiro Takatani

Premiered in 2012 as a co-production of Dumb Type Office with Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Shiga, CHROMA was then staged to critical praise at the Festival de Marseille 2013. Inspired by Derek Jarman’s Chroma, an inquiry into colour written just before his death whilst going blind fromAIDS, and also citing Aristotle, Leonardo, Newton, Goethe and Wittgenstein on colour theory, this international project evolved around music by Simon Fisher Turner, known for his Jarman film soundtracks, and involves creative participation from diverse genres —dancers, musicians, programmers, filmmakers and others.
Pioneering new possibilities in modern dance and performance art, this Hokkaido debut at SIAF 2014 highlights the full range of artistic expression in theatre at the Festival.

■Creation Members
Director: Shiro Takatani
Performers: Misako Yabuuchi, Yuko Hirai, Olivier Balzarini, Alfred Birnbaum
Music: Simon Fisher Turner, Takuya Minami, Marihiko Hara
Voices (in order of appearance): Paolino Accolla (Aristotle, Leonardo), Mark Robinson (Newton),
Markus Thinnes (Goethe), Alfred Birnbaum (Wittgenstein, Jarman), U-zhaan (text: Misako Yabuuchi)
Media authoring: Ken Furudate
Lighting: Yukiko Yoshimoto
Video technician: Shimpei Yamada
Conceptual collaboration: Hiromasa Tomari
Stage manager: Nobuaki Oshika, So Ozaki



Dates: Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, 2014

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