Choreography Concept 001 for Untrained Amateurs/Studies on Weight and Movement

Choreography Concept 001 for Untrained Amateurs/Studies on Weight and Movement

Choreography Concept 001 for Untrained Amateurs/Studies on Weight and Movement

30 min
Multimedia Performance
Japan, 2015

Contact Gonzo is working in the field of installation, video, photography and performance. Experimenting on combining elements of contemporary dance, performing art, technology culture, urban and popular cultures, martial art, visual culture and becoming a typical of a series of arresting encounters that teeter on an edge between violence and tenderness. That’s how they response the situation, space, so that they could eliminate the distance between performer and the audience in each of their performance. Thus, no wonder if this group now involved in multidisiplinary happening events, such as dance festival and fine arts exhibition. Contact Gonzo also like to often engage with local musician and collaborate to create a joint performance. At OK. Video festival, Contact Gonzo come up with their full team and will improvisating with the narrative body, technology, and urban visual culture interactively with the audiens. This performance premiered in the  2014 Toyota Choreography Awards.

Contact Gonzo
This is a performance group from Osaka, Japan. Established in 2006, they have been performing in public spaces, galleries, museums, theaters and streets in Japan, Singapore, New York, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Reykjavik, Zurich, Budapest, Jakarta, and many other cities throughout the world. They combine martial art with Internet technology, installation, video, and photography on their performances. Contact Gonzo frequently collaborate with local artists where their performance takes place. www.contactgonzo.blogspot.com