Makiko Watanabe, the curator of TOKYO FUTURE SHORTS, invited us to be part of her festival. We happily accepted.
The Tokyo team: Concept, Direction, Stage and Performance: Georg Bütow; Production: Mathias Otto Werner Berndt with Idur Drake, Karl Nord and Bosco Taylor Performers: Óscar Silva, Mathias Berndt, Isabella Bruno; Musicians: Grace Lambert (flutes) and Francis Botu (guitar and arrangements), Isa Bruno (vocals); sound technician: Erik Lintunen; live and recording cameras: Xueyang Ni, Stefan Varbanov. Dino Dassler, Charlie Morris. Costumes by Veronica Toppino.
As the performance was going live at the white lab of CSMs PDP section, audience could enter the scenario or watch a live stream to the Platform Theatre. Nana Maiolini decided to have the stream done by two mobile phones sending via Skype- to give a rough, harsh spooky image. DOPs of the evening were Chensey Gueng and Federico “De” Manachino, the live editing was executed by Nana Maiolini and Zeeshan Azad. Audience could walk back and forth between live show and video stream. The performing team of the night: Martina Conti, Isabella Bruno, Oscar Silva, Mathias Berndt, Georg Bütow, Francis Botu, Erik Lintu. Special thanks to Steve Keays and the tech staff of the Platform Theatre, Michael Breaker and Mike Spencer for support.