Long before the leaders of our time decided to discuss the issues of world politics in an exclusive circle, the 8.000.000 Japanese gods gathered at the shrine of Izumo every October. This meeting of the gods, known as “Kaminarisai,” is to be called the G8.000.000 summit here. On 30. In September, the ensemble “Elektro Kagura” welcomes the Japanese deities at the WABE Theatre to celebrate the departure for their summit at the Izumo Shrine.
Elektro Kagura is a Japanese-French interdispicical artist group founded in February 2016 that brings digital painting together with Ichi Go (JP), with Yukihiro Ikutani (JP) and with AXL OTL (FR) electronic live music.
On 30. September the group, this time enriched by the dancer Ismaera (JP), will perform the traditional Japanese Kagura dance in the WABE Theatre and, as a medium of the various gods, represent their peculiarities, contrasts and complexity. If black meets white, don’t turn out grey.
Comes and marvels at the message of a millennia-old tradition of the gathering of the gods: If the Almighty God of Rage is able to have a beer with the young god of the Internet connection, the world may still be saved!
The sacred dance “Kagura,” which is still performed today in Japanese shrines, makes it possible to get in touch with the numerous gods of the Shinto Pantheon. It is not a question of a particular step sequence, but of translating the divine energy into motion. Elektro Kagura offers a modern view of ancient Japan, where divine energy is replaced by electricity, myths are told through comics projected on the wall, and the music comes from synthesizers and computers, and in which viewers ‘ feelings are told by Live painting. Elektro Kagura asks a modern question in search of old answers.