Floating in water, then I wander down a path of forest. I find myself dancing in the Japanese garden collecting lotus all around the world. You will rediscover beauty of minimal Japanese dance like a strange journey.

  • Yuuki / Kei Takita
    Yuuki / Kei T.
  • Kei Takita
  • Yuuki Takita
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 JPY
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  • Festival International de Video Danse de Bourgogne
    April 5, 2013
  • agite y sirva
    Puebla, Oaxaca
    April 6, 2013
    American Premiere
  • El Espejo
    June 22, 2013
    South American Premiere
  • danca em foco
    Rio De Janeiro
    August 14, 2013
  • International dancefilmfestival brussels
    September 20, 2013
  • Festival Internacional de VideoDanzaBA
    Buenos Aires
    September 24, 2013
  • Dances With Camera
    April 2, 2014
  • BANG
    April 26, 2014
  • The Outlet Dance Project
    New Jersey
    United States
    August 2, 2014
    North American Premiere
    October 24, 2014
  • Sao Carlos Mostra International Videodance Festival
    Sao Carlos
    November 4, 2014
  • International Videodance Festival of Chile
    November 24, 2015
  • Videodance Festival of Palma de Mallorca
    October 7, 2016
  • Moovy Festival
    May 5, 2018
  • Seyr Festival
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    February 27, 2019
    Middle East Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Yuuki / Kei Takita

Yuuki is an artist of traditional Japanese Kamigata dance which of the minimum motion in the world, express through her own performance, photography and film.
She convey contemporary image by dancing of a Japanese fan and kimono to the world.
She started dance and tea ceremony from her childhood, studied architecture, garden design and landscape at Tokyo University of the Arts.
In 2009 she performed solo dance "tears of Eos"(movie, theater) in Asahi Art Square, Tokyo.
2012 summer, Her dance photography was exhibited in the video dance festival "wallpaper dance" in Italy, Trieste.
In autumn, she did solo performance project "camellia" in Beppu Contemporary Art Festival "Mixed Bathing World" in Japan.
In 2013 she made Dance film "aquarium" with filmmaker Kei T. and musician.
It is selected from The International Video Festival "Agite y Sirva" in Mexico, "Festival International de Video Danse de Bourgogne" in France, "dança em foco" in Brazil, "El Espejo" in Colombia and "International dancefilmfestival brussels 'L'art difficile de filmer la danse' " in Belgium, Festival Internacional de VideoDanzaBA in Argentina, "Dances with Camera" in Poland, "BANG" Barcelona Videoart Festival, “The Outlet Dance Project” in U.S.A.
The piece was screening at Puebla, Mexico and Cinema Le Morvan in France in April, Bogota in June,at Rio de Janeiro in August and at Oaxaca, Mexico, at Bruxelles and Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti in Buenos Aires in September 2013, at Poznan, Poland and at La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain in April, Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey, U.S.A. 2014.
It is also broadcast at "Pool Videodance Night", special program of International videodance festival "POOL" in Berlin, at the Berlin based art television "ikono TV" with global reach across 30 countries.

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Director Statement

My expression is based on the essence of Japanese traditional “Kamigata “ dance in a contemporary style. It expresses what is produced in the relation by various environment and other culture.
Japanese traditional “Kamigata” dance shows the fan, kimono and the pattern of cloth. And It also show the space in the surroundings of dancer and it is aesthetics unique to Japan.
It is the opposite of the Occidental dance which shows the body.
Moreover, Japanese traditional Kamigata dance is expressed by the minimum motion and is a dance with the smallest motion in the world.
It's interesting to note that traditional "tea ceremony" of Japan calls a motion of a hand “Te-mae” (accomplishment in tea-serving manners), and this is small dance of "hand" for making tea.
I am groping for expressing profound traditional Japanese culture, such as this "Kamigata dance", "kimono", and "tea ceremony" with a global view in a contemporary style rather than remaining as it is.
It aims at telling the beauty of tradition of Japan to the world by a new technique by present-day sensitivity, and going, being an inspiration produced in a trip or mixing collaboration with other culture.