RUNNING SUSHI

    When

  • Thu 10th October
  • Start: 8:00 PM
  • End: 9:15 PM

    Where

  • Usine C
  • 1345 Avenue Lalonde,
  • Montreal
  • QC
  • Canada

Liquid Loft is looking for the path of the Samurai on stage, Feng Shui is exercised in cyberspace and chopstick high-jumping carries the performers into the classical Pas de Deux.

Running Sushi is not narrated in a linear way or on a predefined timeline; rather, the screenplay is split up in different scenes. Like in a Running Sushi restaurant – where the guest chooses bits and pieces – the members of the audience define the sequence and order of the 12 scenes. Through this system, the audience every evening creates a new story board. Yet, the “Pulp Fiction” effect remains, shaping the story – independent of the sequence of scenes – in the mind of the spectator. Thus, Running Sushi is raising the question of how we perceive performance and dance nowadays.

The experience and “reality” of communication are shifting increasingly towards a two-dimensional, picture-like surface. The term “superflat”, coined in Japan mainly by Takashi Murakami, not only describes the comic or Manga as a form of communication, but also characterizes it as a conceptually leveling society of the post-post modern world.

An image has copied and advanced itself here, in order to return to its own, two-dimensional reality. The performance resembles the image sequence of a Manga figure, trying to re-animate its private idyll, which has become senseless, in order to write a possible storyboard for a future existence on-screen.