Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017 Work in Progress Presentation

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Song Gi Kim

Programming evolves dance

As an exchange program within “Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto,” Kyoto Experiment brings together dancers, choreographers and programmers from China, South Korea and Japan for a five-day intensive workshop. Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] has directed the Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM) R&D project since 2010, exploring new ways to make choreography through the use of virtual dance environments. Employing the toolkit developed by YCAM, the participants will devise original forms of dance through a process of learning about and understanding each other’s creative methods. The final day of the workshop will feature presentations of the results to the general public.

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Song Gi Kim Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Song Gi Kim Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Song Gi Kim Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Song Gi Kim Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Song Gi Kim Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Song Gi Kim Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], RAM CAMP in Kyoto 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Song Gi Kim
YEAR
2017
DATES
10.29(Sun)
VENUE
North Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto
DURATION
120min.
CATEGORY

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] is an art center in Yamaguchi City in southern Japan.

Since opening in 2003, YCAM’s activities have explored new forms of artistic expression using media technology, carrying out research and development while working with a wide range of artists and researchers on comprehensive and long-term projects from initial investigation to experimentation and output.

Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM) is an R&D project started by YCAM in 2010, proposing new forms of dance creativity and education through technology. Aiming to attain a more advanced fusion of technology and dance, the project brings together various specialists, including the dancer Yoko Ando, to develop a motion capture system and software. The project’s original toolkit, RAM Dance Toolkit, displays an avatar showing the movements of a dancer recorded in real time by the motion capture system. It is also possible through programming to make it seem like the dancer (avatar) is dancing in a virtual environment with somewhat futuristic movements such as turning the body upside down. The dancer moves while watching how they interact with this impossible virtual environment, inspiring new dance ideas.

ParticipantsShoya Dozono, Naoya Iwamoto, Kitamari, Mika Masuda, Ayumu Nagamatsu, Serio Sasaki, Koichiro Tamura, King sin Kong, Ke Ma, Wayson Poon, Chun yip Yeung, Yinan Zhang, Hyeong-jun Cho, Jin-han Choi, Seyoung Jeong, Jungun Kim, Nahee Kim, Jihyun Yoon
Developed and DirectedYCAM InterLab, Yoko Ando
LecturerYCAM InterLab (Mitsuhito Ando, Takayuki Ito, Richi Owaki, Akiko Takeshita, Clarence Ng), Kenta Kojiri, Motoi Shimizu (backspacetokyo)
Guest lecturerLaura Kriefman, David Haylock
CoordinatorXu Zhang, Jooyoung Koh, Kyoko Ifuku
InterpreterHyojung Seo
Exhibition
designKotaro Konishi (adanda), Atelier cafue
Video recordingRichi Owaki (YCAM InterLab), Atsushi Tanabe
Video editingRichi Owaki (YCAM InterLab)
Experience boothTakumi Irie, Ryo Shiraki
Equipment supportaiuto
CooperationChaoyang District Culture Center, Beijing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theater, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture / Seoul Dance Center, KOREA CREATIVE CONTENT AGENCY, FabCa-fe Tokyo
SupportedAgency for Cultural Affairs Arts and Culture
Creativity Platform Project 2017
PresentedCulture City of East Asia 2017: Kyoto Executive Committee, Kyoto Experiment, Kyoto City, Kyoto Experiment staff
Technical coordinatorKyoka Arisawa, So Ozaki
Production coordinatorNagara Wada (Kyoto Experiment), Yukako Ogura (ROHM Theatre Kyoto)
InternSunkyu Lee, Linchien Huang, Shiho Mizuno