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AMA-Perlentaucherin (360°Dance Film)​

AMA, a woman diver, dives into the ocean and takes sea shells, without any equipments like Aqua Lung. This dance theater “AMA-Perlentaucherin” focuses on the present and history of AMA culture, which exists since 3000 years only in Far east region. As a research of it, Yoriko visited the small village in Japan, where many AMAs are still living and working.

This work asks urgent questions to us, who lives in this time when climate change and oceanic pollution become big issues in the world. It addresses the relationship between Nature and Human and the joy of our lives with fluid movements of dancers, video installation and music by Thorsten, a german composer who works as a director of Tangerine Dream.

Because the performances of this work in 2020 had been canceled due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Yoriko Maeno presented it online as a 360° dance film. Hear people can get unusual experiences and new sensations of dance works, that can be only realized with digital technology.

Artistic direction, Choreography:       Yoriko Maeno
Dance, Choreography:                      Sakurako Awano, Mariko Koh, Aya Nakagawa, Risa Kojima
Music:                                              Thorsten Quaeschning, Jürgen Maeno

Set design:                                        Mikako Kura

Scenography support:                       Takaya Kobayashi
Video:                                               Kimiko Sano, Yoriko Maeno
Costume:                                          Masayo Motegi

360° Camera:                                   Yoriko Maeno

360° Video edit:                               Yoriko Maeno

Supported by Bezirksamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf Fachbereich Kultur – Dezentrale Kulturarbeit, JaDe-Stiftung, Tanzpraxis Stipendium von Berlin Senate, TanzTangente Berlin


360° Dance Film "AMA-Perlentaucherin" (Berlin, Germany)

360° Dance Film "AMA-Perlentaucherin" (TPAM Fringe, Online Programm)

360° Dance Film "AMA-Perlentaucherin" (Edinburgh Fringe, Online Programm)


360° Dance Film "AMA-Perlentaucherin" (Sydney Fringe, Online Programm)

Dance Theater "AMA-Perlentaucherin" Premiere (Berlin, Germany)


360° Dance Film "AMA-Perlentaucherin" Exhibition (Toba Sea-Folk Museum, Mie, Japan)

360° Dance Film "AMA-Perlentaucherin" Exhibition and Talk event

(DAIWA Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London, UK)

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