MORNING FLOWER is the first part of a trilogy by the Freiburg dancer and choreographer Emi Miyoshi, based on verses and commentary by the Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanigawa. Inspired by his "Morning Relay", the daily morning ritual in different cultures and generations forms the central thread connecting the three interdisciplinary dance pieces. Tanigawa's poem transforms moments of solitude into moments of secure belonging, turning the collective experience of the morning into an invisible bond of interconnectedness between human beings - like a relay race. In the context of demographic aging and the increasing loneliness of older people in some highly industrialized countries, Emi Miyoshi and video artist and photographer Marc Doradzillo conducted interviews, dance workshops, photo and video shoots during a research trip through Japan and Taiwan to discuss their morning rituals Capture the inhabitants. Scenes, words and emotions from these encounters are translated into the movement language of the six international dancers. In MORNING FLOWER, Emi Miyoshi focuses on the sources of power that make us welcome every day, asking for the kind and depth of roots that it takes to survive. The multimedia dance performance invites the audience in this way to think about "being together".


02/08/2020 | 8 pm


Further performances

2.9. | 7 pm (audience discussion after the performance)

13.2. || 14.2. || 15.2. | 8 pm


E-WERK Freiburg, hall

Eschholzstr. 77, 79106 Freiburg


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SHIBUI Collective 2020


Artistic Director | Director | Choreography: Emi Miyoshi

Dance: Emi Miyoshi | Unita Gay Galiluyo | Lisa Klingelhöfer | Alice Gardenschlaeger | Aly Khamees | TingAn Ying

Video installation | Photo: Marc Doradzillo

Dramaturgy: Monica Gillette

Costume: Mai Shirato - MONOCOTO creation

Light: Natalie Stark

Production Assistance: Katharina de Andrade Ruiz

Choreographic assistant: Belinda Winkelmann



Production: SHIBUI Collective

In cooperation with the E-WERK Freiburg

With the kind support of the State Association of Free Dance and Theatrical Creators Baden-Württemberg e.V. from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg, the Stiftung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and Taipei Artist Village / Taiwan.

PRESSE: Kulturjoker

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