enLightenment Yuko Kaseki Kriton Beyer

Yuko Kaseki is a Japanese butoh dancer, choreographer and performance artist. She studied butoh dance and performing arts at the HBK Braunschweig with Anzu Furukawa and danced in her companies Dance Butter Tokyo and Metamorphosis from 1989-2000. She has been organizing the AMMO-NITE GIG improvisation series since 2004.Numerous solo and ensemble appearances and collaborations all over Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Australia, Russia, India, Burkina Faso and the USA.Artist in residency projects around the world, as well as numerous nominations and awards for her work.Her interest in overcoming the limits of physical expression leads to projects with artists with disabilities.

Homepage: www.cokaseki.com

Kriton Beyer is a German-Greek musician and composer who – as a performer and improviser – mainly works with the harmonium and the daxophone.He studied musicology in Thessaloniki, Greece and moved to Berlin in 2004, where he worked intensively on the city’s improvisation scene.Since then, he has worked with numerous musicians such as Kalle Kalima, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kresten Osgood, Tristan Honsinger, Tomomi Adachi, Richard Scott, Willi Kellers, dancers like Yuko Kaseki and visual artists like Akiko Nakayama.Kriton Beyer conceived and designed the software CinePrompt, which was specially developed for use in musical improvisation on films, and curates and directs the concert series / music label The Procrustean Bed.

Homepage: www.kritonbeyer.com

ENLIGHTENMENT - Kriton Beyer (daxophone), Yuko Kaseki (Butoh dance) Teo Vlad

Teo Vlad studied visual communication in film & television at the Edinburgh College of Art (UK) and has been working in Berlin as a freelance performer and audiovisual designer for film & theater since 2011. His focus is mainly on live projections and visual experiments with all types of modular projectors, sets, bodies and objects in both site-specific performances and theater pieces. For some time now, dance has also been one of his forms of expression, which allows the previous performative expression to merge with physical theater, butoh, contemporary dance, improvisation, acrobatics, contact improvisation of martial arts and much more. He is constantly looking for an individual and authentic poetic form of expression.

Homepage: www.tsvladprojected.weebly.com