The stage is filled with an elaborate combination of high-definition images of hundreds of thousands of moving particles, created with special software developed for this work, and stimulating sound designed using techniques of acoustic illusion. The piece also involves sensing technology to mark a further leap forward from Umeda's tried and tested concept of treating light, sound and the human body as equivalent means of expression on stage. The movements of Umeda's body are converted into data that function as triggers for interlocking dance and visuals. By understanding the body on stage as a complex accumulation of data, Umeda managed to conjure an image of dance that fuses on an advanced level with light and sound, either implanted in the surrounding space, or suddenly arising right in front of the audience.
The criticality of perception highlighted in a spectacle
Composed of elements of light, sound, and the human body based on abstract images, this dance piece adds a notion of "movement" to the entire spatial setting.