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Under the full bloom of the cherry tree forest

Cooperation with the Kunstverein Freiburg e.V


Dance and Theater Prize of the City of Stuttgart and the State of Baden-Württemberg 2017



Does the beauty of the flowering cherry tree make people lose their minds? Hereby, the Japanese literary work: "Under the full bloom of the cherry tree forest" by Ango Sakaguchi, which deals with the background of the

Represents dance installation performance.

In this story, Japanese choreographer Emi Miyoshi borrowed the "unutterable silence" that she discovered in the abandoned landscape of eastern Japan after the destruction of the tsunami in 2011. Even today, many people and valuable landscapes are being destroyed worldwide by catastrophes and wars "After the destruction, choreographer Emi Miyoshi wants to oppose life, but paradoxically, she is fascinated by this silence, in which we find our humanity transnational, cross-cultural and across time." MORINONAKA "is an experimental piece, which has two sides Dance and the installation approaches the motif of "unutterable silence".



Concept, staging and choreography: Emi Miyoshi

Art installation and performance: Jürgen Oschwald

Dance: Unita Gay Galiluyo, Yannick Badier, Emi Miyoshi

Technical support: Marc Doradzillo, Martin Puchberger

Photo and video: Marc Doradzillo



With special thanks to the sponsors of this project: Cultural Office of the City of Freiburg, Landesverband Free Theater Baden-Württemberg eV, LBBW, Sparkasse Freiburg, Kunstverein Freiburg e. V.


In her installation, Emi Miyoshi deals with the "unending silence" that she experiences in the landscapes of East Japan after the destruction of the 2011 tsunami. She uses this silence as a prototype and motif for war-torn and catastrophic landscapes all over the world. The jury is impressed by this work, which moves elegantly between dance, music and the fine arts and, incidentally, grazes the great catastrophes of the world. To find her way of expression, Emi Miyoshi works closely with visual artists or musicians. The installative character of their work impresses and opens up exciting worlds for dance. In "Morinonaka", Miyoshi manages to negotiate the topic of destruction in an impressive way and to develop a brittle, simple beauty. - Jury

Emi Miyoshi, SHIBUI Kollektiv, MORINONAKA-im Wald, Dance/Installation/Performance, Collaboration with Juegen Oschwald
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