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KOKUU – Almost perfect Visibility

Premiere: February 6th, 2010
Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zurich

The japanese language knows different words for ‚nothing‘. one of them is ‚KOKUU‘. it describes ‚empty sky‘ and ‚void‘, as well as ‚decimal unit‘ and ‚fictitiousness‘. Hideto Heshiki has thought theater space as a fictional empty space. Whoever, dancer or musician, brings ‘something’ into that empty space with their body presence.

‘Kokuu’ – almost perfect visibility – is made from three parts, to live played music composed by Sha. These three parts are highly abstract compositions, they follow music-dramaturgic motives and develop the choreographies out of pure energy fluency. they also represent the powerful dynamism of dance and music.

Act I : Darkness shows invisible presence
Act II : Silence creates power of sound
Act III : Tranquility leads a groove

Choreography & art. direction Hideto Heshiki Composition Sha Dance Hideto Heshiki, Masaharu Imazu, Keiichi Otsuka, Mercedes Villanueva Saxophon Sha E-Bass Christian Buck Percussion Andi Pupato Vocals Isa Wiss Light/Stage Fiona Zolg Sound Dominik Kessler Costumearrangement Nurya Egger Video and Photos Patricia von Ah Production management Sarah Maier/Fiona Zolg Co-Production Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Familien Vontobel Stiftung, ISSEY MIYAKE Zürich, Goodtraining Special thanks to cinegrell, KOI Porductions Zurich, Niki Good