re:view for two reasons | in memoriam anzu furukawa | insomnios | music by wolfgang in der wiesche

© courtesy LOT/ww 2001 | insomnios, rehearsal | photographs by LOT Theater, Braunschweig, digital repro Wolfgang in der Wiesche | 03/2021

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This post is here for two reasons, one to come up in the following posts, another to commemorate a friend, artist and Butoh dancer Anzu Furukawa. 20 years back, in 2001, the theatre dance performance | insomnios | was staged in January at the LOT Theater, Braunschweig, Germany. The perfomance was created by an international collaboration group of artists (Germany, Japan, Mexico, China) in the beginning also with Anzu Furukawa, who later on had to leave the scene, went to hospital and soon later passed away. These photographs were taken during the first rehearsals in winter 2000/2001.

from the original invitation, 2001:

INSOMNIOS | Dance – Painting – Music

The literary point of departure for INSOMNIOS is the novel “The Sleeping Beauties” by the Japanese Nobel Prize winner for literature, Yasunari Kawabata. Kawabata’s novel is a meditation:
….about love, Eros and death ….about youth and old age ….about vitality and weariness of life ….about demarcation and fusion ….about the fleeting nature of human existence.

INSOMNIOS is not a narrative translation of the novel onto the stage, but a personal approach of the artists to these central themes.

Dance: Graciela Gonzalez de la Fuente, Anton Reza
Painting: Chen Yun Wang
Music and composition: Wolfgang in der Wiesche
Idea: Graciela G. de la Fuente and Chen Yun Wang
A production in cooperation with Dieter Krockauer and the LOT-Theatre Braunschweig.

Premiere: 17 January 2001, 8 pm.
Further performances: 18, 19, 26, 27, 28 January and 1, 2, 3, 4 February, each at 8 pm.

At the same time, we would like to point out in advance that the Japanese dancer Anzu Furukawa had to cancel her participation at short notice for health reasons, which she herself and we (the production team) very much regret. We were therefore forced to change our plans quickly and are pleased to have found a replacement in the Mexican dancer Anton Reza, who is certainly just as artistically stimulating.

more to come…

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Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

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About xtendedline
freelance painter, photographer, media artist as well as composer of music for experimental film, documentary, experimental theatre and performance art, independent projects // freischaffend als Maler, Grafiker, Fotograf, Medienkünstler und als Komponist und Musiker für Experimentalfilm, Dokumentarfilm, experimentelles Theater und Performance, freie Projekte

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