CEEPORT is a collaborative project exploring our perception of the tragic, as well as the tragedy of our perception.
It is a performance installation in which a body, an installation of aluminum foil, light and sound constantly redefine each other. It invites the audience to enter an environment where cyclical interactions generate the most unpredictable phenomena.
CEEPORT started in 2012, after an initiative of artist/choreographer Yurie Umamoto to work on the creation of a solo around the idea of the tragic. Soon enough the project evolved into a complex collaborative process with an interdisciplinary approach, leading to discover a common interest in researching a tragedy of perception. It continued to develop towards a monumental installation which radically transforms the theatre space, not only on the level of its appearance, but also triggering new modes of perceiving the relations between sound, body, material and light.
Created by: Yurie Umamoto, Kumi Umamoto, Pablo Fontdevila, Douwe Smit, & Igor Dobričić — Dance and choreography: Yurie Umamoto — lighting: Pablo Fontdevila — Space and costumes: Kumi Umamoto — Sound and music: Douwe Smit — Dramaturgy: Igor DobriÄiÄ‡ — With the support of: CLOUD (The Hague), Dansateliers (Rotterdam), Dansmakers (Amsterdam), K3 (Hamburg), Summer Studios (Brussels), Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Pianofabriek (Brussels), workspacebrussels (Brussels), wpZimmer (Antwerp), C-TAKT (Neerpelt/Ghent) & Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam)