"Die Scheinwerferin" 

2011.  Installations-Performance

Concept, visual design, sound design, performance: Naoko Tanaka

Dramaturgical collaboration: Mariko Harigai

 

Duration: 30 Minuten 

Production: Naoko Tanaka, Christine Peterges

Co-production: Tanztage Berlin/SOPHIENSÆLE

Supported by: POLA Art Foundation, Japan Foundation, PACT Zollverein(Essen)

Thanks to: Gallery Murata & Friends

Prizes:

The Award for the particular expressivity // 38th INFANT Festival, Novi sad

Prix Jardin d’ Europe 2012 // Festival ImPulsTanz, Vienna

ZKB Acknowledgment Prize 2012 // Zürcher Theater Spektakel

- What is appearance?

Outward manifestations like make-up,colour, light and shadow... A transient, „empty“ surface, which allows people not only to notice one another, but also recognise one another.

In her solo „Die Scheinwerferin“visual artist and performer, Naoko Tanaka, employs light andshadow to reveal new dimensions of „appearance“ and „reality“.Carrying a torch, Tanaka departs on a fictive journey into her inner self. Using simple means, she thus creates fascinatingimaginary images - images of suppressed memories, of arampant forest that appears to grow under a simple dining table.Her powerful „illusory world“ of light and shadow takes over thewhole space, flows, disappears and reappears again.

"The ZKB Acknowledgment Prize 2012 goes to Naoko Tanaka for her performance «Die Scheinwerferin» for searching for a specific language and creative form of art to encounter visual art, installation and performance in a thoughtful context; Innovative working with objects; Interactive relations of light, sound, image and performer’s body; projecting individual life and the world outside in an analytic way, presenting the absence, challenging the meaning of reality and the dream, image and imagination; Precise work of dramaturgy and sharing an experience with audience through a playful discovery.“

- Statement of the jury: ZKB Acknowledgement Prize 2012

Tour Dates

 

22.06.2017 // PACT Zollverein, Essen

09.&11.02.2017 // Sophiensaele, Berlin

18.07.2014 // Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig

03.& 04.&05.07.2014 // Festival Baltoscandal, Estonia

19.& 20.04.2014 // International Art Festival Ichihara Art x Mix, Chiba, Japan

25. & 26.11.2013 // Novart Bordeaux 2013, Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan, France

22.11.2013 // ND’T Performing Arts Festival, Parma, Italy 

27. & 28.09.2013  // Machine Love Festival, Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland

06.09.2013  // Eisfabrik, Hannover, Germany

18.06.2013 // blickwechsel 10. Internationalen Figurentheaterfestival, Magdeburg (canceled on grounds of the flood)

31.05.2013 // 3, 2, 1. ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE NUEVAS FORMAS ESCENICAS, Bilbao, Spain 

23.&24.&25.05.2013 // Alkantara & FIMFA Lx’13, Lissabon, Portugal 

11.&12.&13.04.2013 // Le festival CDC, Toulouse, France

04.04.2013 // ]domaines[ national choreographic cente / Montpellier, France 

01.02.2013  // Festival Antigel / Geneva, Switzerland

19.01.2013  // OFFenes Berlin / Stettin, Poland

24.11.2012 // Silencio Club / Paris,France 

15.& 16.11.2012 // NEXT Festival / Buda, Kortrijk, Belgien 

26.10.2012 // Nidwaldner Museum (Exhibition “Scheinbar wirklich”) Salzmagazin, Stans, Switzerland

20.09.2012 // L1 danceFest / Budapest, Hungary

14.09.2012 // KammerMachen / Chemnitz

24.& 25. & 26.08. 2012 // Zürcher Theater Spektakel / Rote Fabrik / Zürich, Switzerland 

17.& 19.07.2012 // ImPulsTanz // kasino am schwarzenbergplatz / Vienna, Austria

10.& 11.05.2012 // TJCC Festival // Theatre de Gennevilliers / Paris,France 

27.& 28.04.2012 // Sophiensaele / Berlin

22.03.2012 // Fondazione Teatro dell’Archivolto / Genova, Italy

13.& 14.03.2012 // Korzo / Den Haag, Nederland

07.& 08.03.2012 // Südpol / Luzern, Switzerland

26.08.2011 // Fabrik Heeder, Krefeld

28.06.2011 // Infant Festival // Novi Sad, Serbia

04.06.2011 // TRANSPORT>festival 2011 / PATHOS, München 

05.05.2011 // Eröffnung des Festivals Tanz NRW / PACT Zollverein, Essen 

25.02.2011 // 3. Internationales Bonner Tanzsolo-Festival / Theater im Ballsaal, Bonn

14.01.2011 (Premiere) & 15.01.2011 // TANZTAGE BERLIN / Sophiensaele, Berlin

21.& 22.10.2010 Work in Progress Showing#2 // Now&Next / Tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

10.04.2010 Work in Progress Showing#1 // Atelier Spezial /  PACT Zollverein, Essen

                                                                              

 

© 2019 Naoko Tanaka