takahiro yamamoto




Direct Path to Detour

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Direct Path to Detour

Direct Path to Detour
(Coming in Summer 17')

Direct Path to Detour, SIngle Focus

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Photography by Anke Schuettler


Direct Path to Detour is a new dance work by Portland-based choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto. Grounded in the idea that a sense of who we are is rooted in our embodied experiences, this dance evokes mental and physical states at the intersection of value systems, social pressures, expectations, and personal experiences of four dancers, all of whom have an intimate relationship with bridging multiple societies by birth, residence, upbringing and/or religion. Direct Path to Detour envelops the performers in a poetic, visceral experience of resistance, surrender, sincerity, and fiction.  

May 4-7, 2017
Presented by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Choreographed by Takahiro Yamamoto
Performed by Julian Barnett, Ayako Kataoka, sidony o'neal & Takahiro Yamamoto
Music composed by Jesse Mejía
Dramaturgy by Lu Yim
Costume design by Heather Treadway
Lighting design by Jeff Forbes