Under the Horizon

The frontier between life and the hereafter

What would you do if encounters with the souls of departed loved ones proved possible? Followe the dancers of Huang Yi Studio + (Taiwan) and audiovisual artist Ryoichi Kurokawa (Japan/Germany) on a journey to the hereafter. Step into a shadowy world created with groundbreaking video techniques where precious memories come to life. With beautiful vocal music by composers David Lang, Veljo Tormis and Pärt Uusberg, this bittersweet production explores our universal search for hope and belonging.

Under the Horizon is the breathtaking result of a five-year long collaboration between Huang Yi, one of Asia’s most critically acclaimed choreographers; the celebrated audiovisual artist Ryoichi Kurokawa; and the sixteen singers of the Nederlands Kamerkoor, who masterfully weave the purity of the human voice into the performance.

Music by David Lang, Veljo Tormis and Pärt Uusberg

Artistic Director / Choreographer | Huang Yi
Musical concept | Huang Yi, Tido Visser
Audio / Visual | Ryoichi Kurokawa
Movement | Huang Yi, Hu Chien, Lin Jou-Wen
Conductor (on video) | Peter Dijkstra
Choir | Nederlands Kamerkoor
Dramaturgical advice | Peggy Olislaegers
Costume advice | Hu Chien (dancers), Merel Veel (choir)
Design engineering | Lin Wei-Yuan (power), Yueh Mei-Chen (structural), Yang Yu-Teh & Curve Art Space Co.Ltd (aesthetic)
Producer | Yukio Nitta

Management | Sozo Artists

Under the Horizon is a coproduction of Huang Yi Studio +, Nederlands Kamerkoor and the Taipei Performing Arts Center.

About the performers

Taiwanese dancer, choreographer, inventor, and videographer Huang Yi’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the partnership between humans and technology. He interweaves continuous movement with mechanical and multimedia elements to create a form of dance which corresponds with the flow of data, effectively making the performer a dancing instrument. Named by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to Watch,” Huang was immersed in the arts at a young age, spending much of his childhood in his parents’ studio watching them teach tango and learning to paint alongside his father. He is widely considered one of Asia’s most prolific choreographers.

Japanese audiovisual artist Ryoichi Kurokawa lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Kurokawa’s works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. He composes time sculpture with field recordings and digitally generated structures, and architecturally reconstructs audiovisual phenomenon. In recent years, his works are shown at international festivals and museums including Tate Modern[UK], Venice Biennale[IT], Transmediale[DE], and Sonar[ES]. In 2010, he was awarded the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Musics & Sound Art category.

Concert calendar

  • Wed. 19 September 2018 20:15

    De Flint - Amersfoort

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  • Fri. 21 September 2018 20:00

    Stadsschouwburg - Utrecht

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  • Sun. 23 September 2018 20:15

    Theaters Tilburg - Tilburg

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  • Wed. 26 September 2018 20:00

    Theater Kerkrade - Kerkrade

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  • Fri. 28 September 2018 20:15

    Muziekgebouw Eindhoven - Eindhoven

    Only in Eindhoven: combiticket exposition Robot Love

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  • Sun. 30 September 2018 20:15

    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - Amsterdam

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  • Wed. 3 October 2018 20:00

    Zuiderstrandtheater - Den Haag

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  • Sat. 6 October 2018 20:15

    Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie - Leeuwarden

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