Tamashii is Japanese for soul or spirit. Inspiration for this choreography is the idea of fragmented identity, with the soul as unifying element.
Concept & Choreography: Wubkje Kuindersma
Dancers: Christie Partelow, Aya Misaki
Music: Anthony Fiumara
Light-design: Peter Lemmens
Costumes: Wubkje Kuindersma
Violoncello on soundtrack: Diederik Smulders
Duration: 21 minutes
Produced by Here We Live Now/ Korzo & NDT
World Premiere: 14 October 2019 Korzo Theatre The Hague
photos: Robert Benschop
video trailer: Ennya Larmit
Michael Hasted 21st November 2019
..."The second piece started with two girls, one upon the other, wearing smart red business suits slowly writing invisible words onto the grey vastness of the Korzo’s smooth concrete back wall. Wubkje Kuindersma’s Tamashii was for me the high-spot of the evening. Taking as its premise that the soul is the unifying element to a fragmented identity it explored the relationship, dependency almost, between the two dancers. The whole thing worked beautifully with a wonderful soundscape by Anthony Fiumara, utilising the fine cello playing of Diederik Smulders, the fine dramatic lighting by Peter Lemmens and, of course two outstanding performances by Christie Partelow and Aya Misaki. The huge wall constantly drew them back – “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit. Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”* Excellent."...
* Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám