Neriya kanaya: The Roots of Beyond
Thursday 4 Jun 2015 | 6.30-7.30 pm
Live painting by Eggore at The Garage
The Japanese avant-garde collective Eggore and the painter-performer Tesshu present an energetic live painting and music performance to delve into an ancient future: a sense of the world as it once was, and one day may be.
Inspired by the Japanese contemporary dance tradition of butoh, Eggore explore a range of human emotions and a sense of common humanity through dance-painting performance. In complete darkness, a meandering beat and mesmerizing sounds accompany the gradual emergence of the painting, drawing us into a world beyond: neriya kanaya, a realm known to the inhabitants of some of the southernmost islands of Japan. Thus a story unfolds in front of the eyes of spectators, revealing a sense of connection and ceaseless flow, building bridges between the past and the future, binding together an ancient human passion for storytelling and contemporary forms of expression.
Musicians: Kenichiro Tsukiyama and Aki-ra Sunrise
The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY
Admission is free and all are welcome.
To book your seat, please go to the booking form or email the Sainsbury Institute
Watch EGGORE meet HiraLion in live paint “MICHIRUTO”
The performance is supported by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation