Michikazu Matsune, Elizabeth Ward and Frans Poelstra in Matsune’s All Together.

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Michikazu Matsune: All Together

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Stage presence and absence: Michikazu Matsune, Elizabeth Ward and Frans Poelstra in Matsune’s All Together. Photo © Maximilian Pramatarov
Claire Lefèvre
Recollection, reflection and re-enactment make for a memorable evening in Michikazu Matsune’s new piece about people both present and absent

 

The artist is present. The art is about those who aren’t. In Michikazu Matsune‘s new work All Together, the Vienna-based Japanese choreographer, joined on stage by Elizabeth Ward and Frans Poelstra, deals with absence, encounters and remembrance. MAYA, RUBY, TONYA: names are projected onto the back wall as the performers discuss who these people are and why they couldn’t make it to the show. In Matsune’s signature minimalist style, the rules are crystal clear, leaving space for humorous details and…

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