The new dance piece that is performed here is the result of a collaboration between YCAM and the Spanish flamenco dancer Israel Galván.
Dancer and choreographer Israel Galván has earned a reputation as a dance genius by bringing a succession of new themes to the art of flamenco. This latest dance performance is the product of two years in partnership with YCAM experimenting with possibilities for new kinds of bodily expression.
In "Israel & イスラエル (Israel)" the creative studio Qosmo, which specializes in algorithm-based art, will take the complex, fast-paced zapateado technique of beating time with the feet of which Galván is a master, and teach it to AI (artificial intelligence), using this learning to express "Galvánesque qualities" via robotics. Having another "Israel Galván" with Galvánʼs characteristics performing with the real Galván will illuminate Galvánʼs genius in unprecedented fashion.Donʼt miss this fantastic opportunity not only to experience the allure of flamenco with its ongoing overlaying of innovation on tradition, but glimpse a new kind of creative relationship emerging between ourselves and technology, at a time when so many different technologies exist in our lives.
Before and after the performance, we will be holding events that will make the performance even more enjoyable. Free with a same-day ticket to the performance
Pre-performance lecture: "Have more fun with flamenco"
Lecturer: MIYO (flamenco instructor)
Saturday, February 2 at 18:15; Sunday, February 3 at 14:15
Learn about palma (hand-clapping) and jaleo (calling) in flamenco, to further boost your enjoyment of the performance.
Post-performance talk (February 2)
Guest: Tokui Nao (D. Engr., Director of Qosmo), Richi Owaki (YCAM) , Junji Nakaue (YCAM), Akiko Takeshita (YCAM)
Post-performance talk (February 3)
Guest: Israel Galván, Chihiro Minato (Photographer / Author)