takahiro yamamoto

Direct Path to Detour

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Direct Path to Detour

Direct Path to Detour

Direct Path to Detour, SIngle Focus

Direct Path to Detour, single focus

Photography by Matthew Gregory Hollis

As a third part of Direct Path to Detour project. Direct Path to Detour, Single Focus directs the viewers’ focus onto a solo performer, Yamamoto himself. While the viewers are situated in a surround circular seating configuration along with live electronic sound design by sound artist sidony o’neal, the solo performer’s multiple approaches to physicality, fictionalized gaze, and choreographic timing dilate spaces in and out.

Sep 8, 9, 15, 16, 2017 TB:A Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Nov 12, 2017 A-Squared Performance Festival, Chicago, IL

Chorographed and performed by Takahiro Yamamoto
Sound composed and performed by sidony o'neal
Costume design by Heather Treadway
Costume consultant by sidony o'neal
Lighting design by Jeff Forbes

Direct Path to Detour is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project, co-commissioned by PICA in partnership with Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, DiverseWorks, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
The project has also received funding from the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts Japan program.