HOUSE ABOVE THE CLOUDS

A free documentary film developed and presented within the scope of “Dance Box/ Maizuru RB” Residence Program 2013 (Maizuru/Kobe _ Japan).
The central theme of this project follows the interest about cultural production in contemporary societies, from the confrontation between the present moment and collective memory of places, practices and behaviours.  Japanese Mythology contains an endless variety of representations about the dialogue between sacred, fantastic and profane spheres, following political re-estructuration over the ages and inspiring among others, Folclore and Classic Arts.

An approach to the research towards Japanese Mythology and Folclore, a sequence of videographic material from the set of interviews, lectures, meetings and conversations developed during the Art Residence between Maizuru Rb and Dance Box, period mapped between Maizuru, Kobe, Kyoto, Washi and Osaka.

Featuring: Guest House Above the Clouds,  Kumiko Imai, Mrs Komuro, Reina Kimura, Seiishi Shimoh, Takeshi Tohoyira,  Yashiro Dounouku Taiko Kai, Haruna Udaka, Tatsushige Udaka, Keiko Yamagushi, Wakayagi Ryu Yaten (Mao Nihshimura), Mr.Hiroyuki Yoshioka; Concept/ Direction: Catarina Miranda; Assistant Direction: Keiko Yamagushi; Sound Mastering: Jonathan Uliel Saldanha

Support: Torindo/DanceBox, Fundação do Museu do Oriente, PAJ/ IPJ, Piso Colectivo, Soopa Collective, Flocks&Shoals. Acknowledgements: Keiko Yamaguchi, Eri Kimura, Takeshi Toyohira, Akiko Sugai and all members from Torindo’s Team, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, M.A.Miranda, A.M. Miranda.

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