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26 November 6pm-8pm

White Rainbow Gallery

Being and Matter 


Japanese choreographer, Juri Nishi, will present contemporary dance composition Being and Matter in response to the work of Shigeo Anzaï. It draws inspiration from the Mono-ha artists and Between Man and Matter, Yusuke Nakahara’s concept for the 10th Tokyo Biennale, 1970. It is an enquiry into the relationship between matter, body and space. The act of documentation will be used to form the choreography. Like the ‘Happenings’ of the 1970’s, the performance takes an open format, shifting in response to chance, time and place. The audience is invited to witness the process of choreographic composition.

Artist Biography

Juri Nishi is an artist working in the fields of dance and visual art. Prior to her dance training, she studied architecture at the Royal College of Art. Her passion lies in making performances that explore the relationships between the mind, body and space. An assemblage of life textures and stories, her works invite personal connection and interpretation by the audience. As a performer, Juri has worked with Aya Kobayashi, Rosemary Lee and Rahel Vanmoos. Her recent choreographies include ‘Oneness’‘Recollection’ and a dance film ‘Phenomena’ commissioned by the Valentines Mansion.

Dancers Biographies

Sara Augieras is a French dancer and a recipient of the Peggy Hawkins Scholarship, who is completing her final year of training at The Place, London Contemporary Dance School. 

Monica Brunello is a London based Italian dancer and founder/practitioner of Rei, a movement practice that utilizes release-based movement and energy healing. She has been performing in both London and Italy in venues such as the Teatro Astra and the Royal Albert Hall.

Madeleine Jonsson is a dancer from Smålandsstenar, Sweden who is also completing her final year training at The Place, London Contemporary Dance School. 

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