Eduardo Fukushima

Between Contentions & How to overcome the great tiredness?

Tanz im August

The 30-year-old dancer and choreographer Eduardo Fukushima, from Sao Paulo, makes his German debut during Tanz im August with three different solos. As a choreographer he takes autobiographical material and emotions as the starting point for movement research. As a dancer he moves from the inside out, giving form to deeply felt emotions and creating a fascinating movement vocabulary.


His latest solo, The Crooked Man, will be shown in the garden of the Schinkel Pavilion. It is the dance of the crooked body of a man whose values are in constant flux. It was developed last year in Taiwan, where Fukushima was a Rolex Protégé, with the choreographer Lin Hwain Min, of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, as mentor.


The two earlier solos, which will be shown at HAU3, examine movements arising from exhaustion and contention, and explore their specific qualities. The first solo is bare and severe, while in the second Fukushima dances to the point of absolute exhaustion.

'Between Contentions' video trailer: 'How to overcome the great tiredness?' video trailer: Between Contentions

This piece was developed by the Project “10 solos e Reverberações” from the Key Zetta & company, Prize Funarte Klauss Vianna in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Thanks to: Ana Elisa Carramaschi, Beatriz Sano, Julia Rocha and Luana Minari.
How to overcome the great tiredness?

This choreographic research was sponsored by Programa Rumos Itaú Cultural Dança 2009/10. Thanks to: Sônia Sobral, Pontificia Catholic University of Sao Paolo-PUC.


Artistic direction and performance: Eduardo Fukushima / Artistic collaboration: Key Sawao, Ricardo Iazzetta, Daniel Fagundes / Production: Carolina Goulart / Creation of light: Hideki Matsuka and Eduardo Fukushima / Costume: Eduardo Fukushima / Photos: Inês Correa / Artistic direction and performance: Eduardo Fukushima / Mentor: Key Sawao / Musical composition: Felipe Ribeiro and Eduardo Fukushima / Artistic collaboration: Beatriz Sano, Julia Rocha / Lighting Collaboration: Juliana Augusta Vieira, Sergio Puppo / Costume: Eduardo Fukushima / Production: Carolina Goulart / Photos: Inês Correa


  • Past
    Sat 16.8.2014, 18:00 / HAU3
    Sun 17.8.2014, 18:00 / HAU3


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