The multimedia performance Ya (Bulgaria/Japan) is an interdisciplinary production that includes demonstration of Japanese kyudo archery, filmed scenes of Thracian motives, contemporary Japanese music and dance.
The collaboration between two Japanese artists, the contemporary dancer Maiko Date and the musician Yoshio Machida, together with the Bulgarian actress and director Iva Paneva, will merge different worldviews by interpreting them through various means of creative expression.
Ya is produced by Association “Our World” and financially supported by the Japanese Foundation. The performance is a part of the SAMCA program “Theater in Museum”.
Yoshio Machida (music/scenography)
Sound and visual artist, steelpan player. A member of Ohanami with Tatsuhisa Yamamoto. Runs music label Amorfon. http://www.yoshiomachida.com
Maiko Date (dance/choreography)
Contemporary dancer and choreographer at own dance company “Japonens”. Mеmber of Tokyo based dance company Madmoiselle Cinema.
Iva Paneva (performing artist/concept/director)
Performer, director, author and producer of projects representing a synthesis between Performing and Media arts. Interactive performances.
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