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- a new sound, light and dance performance -

true/本当のこと is a stage performance piece that explores the relationship between the brain and the reality we face, and is, created by 10 Japanese independent artists including two performers.
Using myoelectric sensors attached to the performers’ bodies, the LED lighting, sound effects as well as visuals are linked and synched to, and even controlled by, the performers’ actions at amazingly high resolution levels that are only possible with today’s advanced technology. Filled with such new kind of light and sound, the theater space itself becomes the extension of the performers’ bodies that repeatedly flickers and vibrates to provide the audience with a totally new sensory experience.
true was created and premiered at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] in 2007 and presented in Singapore, NY, Europe, Brazil and Hong Kong and caught a great approve.

2010.6Macau Cultural Centre, Macau
Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
2009.11Theatro Tom Jobin, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Teatro Paulo Autran at SESC Pinheiros, Sao Pauro, Brazil
9Stradsschouwburg Amsterdam (SSBA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Parktheater Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tanzhaus NRW Dusseldorf, Germany
Mousonturm Frankfurt, Germany
Maison de la culture du JAPON a paris, France
8Setagaya Public Theatre, Theatre Tram, Tokyo, Japan
2008.10Japan Society, New York
7Esplanade, Theatre Studio, Singapore
2007.12Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 Yokohama, Japan
1221st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
9Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Yamaguchi, Japan (World premiere)

True Production Team:
Direction/Lighting Design: Takayuki Fujimoto (dumb type) Choreography/Dance: Tsuyoshi Shirai (AbsT/baneto)
Choreography/Text /Dance: Takao Kawaguchi (dumb type) Sound/Oscillation/Programming: Daito Manabe
Sound/Video/Visual Design: Takuya Minami (Softpad) Video/Programming/Web: Satoshi Horii (rhizomatiks) Table Design/Mechanics: Seiichi Saito (rhizomatiks), Motoi Ishibashi (DGN) Myoelectric sensing/Vibration mechanism support: Masaki Teruoka (VPP) Costume Design: Noriko Kitamura
Production management: Koichiro Takagi (HiWood)

Technical support: YCAM InterLab, Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated, Tama TechLab, rhizomatiks, DGN
Producers: Yamaguchi Center of Arts and Media [YCAM] [Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion], 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa [Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation], Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse [Yokohama Arts Foundation], Hi Wood, dumb type Office