Yurie Umamoto, Kumi Umamoto, Pablo Fontdevila, Douwe Smit & Igor Dobričić 

Residency: CEEPORT
30/04 > 13/05/2018 Studio

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 aluminium 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.

The project has been in development for the last five years. With intensive periods in the studio and extensive periods of loose communication, the production process reflects on aspects of duration, cycles and timing as much as the performance itself.

The CEEPORT team is formed by five artists with multi-disciplinary backgrounds and
interests: Yurie Umamoto develops choreography, installations, performances and video/image work. Pablo Fontdevilla has a background in choreography, design and electronic arts. Douwe Smit produces music, has an education in visual arts and an ongoing practice of photography. Next to developing design and visual concepts, Kumi Umamoto is also busy with body work and therapy. Igor Dobricic works as a dramaturge, and has also developed his own performative projects.


Created by: Yurie Umamoto, Kumi Umamoto, Pablo Fontdevila, Douwe Smit, Igor Dobričić Dance / Choreography: Yurie Umamoto Lighting: Pablo Fontdevila Space / Costumes: Kumi Umamoto Sound / Music: Douwe Smit Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić - Supported by: CLOUD (The Hague), Dansateliers (Rotterdam), Dansmakers (Amsterdam), K3 (Hamburg), Summer Studios (Brussels), Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels), workspacebrussels (Brussels), wpZimmer (Antwerp), C-TAKT (Neerpelt/Ghent) and Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam)


wpZimmer regularly invites Belgian and international artists for a two-week research and/or creation residency in our studios and apartment.


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