Holistic Strata & Split Flow

Hiroaki Umeda
  • Duration: 60 min
  • Location : Salle de la Grande Main

Holistic Strata

In Umeda’s works, all components on stage – bodies, lights, and sound – are treated as equivalent means of expression based on his post-anthropocentric perspective. In Holistic Strata, all the elements are dissolved into the same information units (pixel) and, by doing so, Umeda searches for an ‘axiom of kinetic movements’ that exists as a common denominator of all movements.

‘The individual stratum decides the holistic strata, and the holistic strata decide the individual stratum: there are two equal determinants in the world”. Based on this philosophy, Umeda creates a holistic living organism in which all movements transcendentally coalesce into a harmony. Immersed in this harmonious world, where all movements are expressed through pixels, the audiences’ senses are challenged to the limit: to experience sensations preceding the materialization of emotions.


Split Flow

This optical dance juxtaposes two distinct physical conditions, dynamic and static, in order to visualize the duality within reality. This work, first created as a light installation commissioned by Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, Netherlands) in 2011, is an experiment in expressing velocity with strokes of light. Through the dynamic intervention of the body into the static space, a different reality came into existence.



Date Hour
Tuesday, January 31 8:00 pm


  • Plein tarif 31 €
  • 65ans+/Carte prof/Groupe10+ 26 €
  • -30ans/Pro/Dem.d'emploi 13 €
  • Groupe scolaire 8 €
  • -15ans 7 €
  • Etudiants Conservatoires Art de la parole 5 €


Holistic Strata

Choreography & Dance: Hiroaki Umeda

Image Direction: S20

Image Programming: S20, Satoru Higa, Yoshito Onishi

System Design: Satoru Higa, Yoshito Onishi

Sound Design: Satoshi Hama (YCAM), S20

Lighting Design: Fumie Takahara (YCAM), S20

Costume Design: Ryoko Katayama

Sensing Engineer: Yoshito Onishi, Richi Owaki (YCAM)

Video Engineer: Richi Owaki (YCAM)

Technical Coordination: Takuro Iwata (YCAM)


Split Flow

Choreography & Dance: Hiroaki Umeda
Sound & Lighting Design: S20
Production: S20
Coproduction: Théâtre Louis Aragon – Scène conventionnée danse de Tremblay-en-France, Stereolux



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