FuturePerfect worked with director and choreographer Alan Øyen to help develop his company’s intercultural masterpiece—Simulacrum / Natsue, a striking visual narrative and dance that weaves together the real and fictional journeys, histories and desires of two dancers from Japan and Argentina.
Together with the Norwegian team we traveled to Tokyo and Shikoku Island to conduct primary research that became part of the production; and we helped to devise the project proposal and preliminary dramaturgical structure.
We were integrally involved in the creative process, assembling a pool of artists and engineers to help conceptualize scenographic approaches and new projection systems for the final work. After an extensive search and interview process we brought MIT artist and engineer Andy Cavatorta and his associates Marina Litvinskaya and Yvette King into the design and building phase.
We negotiated and organized a one-month creative residency at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, and finally contracted the US premiere at the CounterCurrent Festival of performance, installation, and ideas in Houston, Texas.