Sioned Huws and Reina Kimura (Japan/UK) will present Aomori Aomori, a project developed with the local community exploring the idea of a remembered landscape in a new space. They will work with participants’ photographs to recreate the postures and poses within them. Sioned describes some of her choreography itself as creating a landscape of bodies.
Shadow artists: Anna Kuroda and Ryuichi Fujimura
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Sioned (UK/Japan) was born in Bangor, North Wales (UK) and trained at Laban Centre London before going to the Merce Cunnin¬gham Studios New York. She has been choreographing since 1998. Sioned’s work has developed through long-term collaborations, with particular communities and with collaborating artists. Her first project developed in Japan in 2008 was Aomori Aomori in the Tohoku region of the North.
Reina (Japan) born in Aomori, is a Tokyo/Kobe based dancer/choreographer. She studied ballet and modern dance, going on to be a choreography scholarship student At home@Kobe (Agency for Cultural Affairs and Dance Box, Japan). Her interest lies around the way the body is changed by environment or language (dialect) and the state of people’s existence. She has collaborated with Sioned on projects since 2008.
Critical Path gratefully acknowledges the support of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc [SOMPO ART FUND](Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan:2021 Fund for Creation of Society by the Arts and Culture), Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan, Australia Council for the Arts and Woollahra Municipal Council for supporting Sioned’s residency in Australia.
Alongside this Sioned thanks ARTizan, Rikuzentakata Artist in Residency Program, Dance4, Joshibi Arts University, De Montfort University, The Saison Foundation, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Arts Council of England for supporting the the Odori-Dawns-Dance project in development.