Imaginary Solutions is a collaboration between the Tokyo-based Butoh dancer/martial artist Takahiro Tomatsu, and the acclaimed London-based experimental music ensemble ARCO, led by composer performer Neil Luck.
Butoh is a form of Japanese avant-garde dance, exquisitely pinioned between traditional and contemporary philosophy and art forms. Takahiro Tomatsu is an acclaimed practitioner based in Tokyo.
In troubled times of impossibly complex problems, new, radical, weird perspectives are required to imagine equally impossible solutions. Drawing on arcane anglo-Japanese folk entanglements, the hypnosis of late night TV, and crowd-sourced dream journals, this night secreted right in the dark heart of the metropolis attempts to divine new perspectives via the exploratory physicality of Butoh and the weirder underside of experimental music.
An intense and ambitious new international collaboration in one of London’s most idiosyncratic independent venues, Imaginary Solutions set out to fashion strange new tools for strange new futures…
Takahiro Tomatsu / Dance
Neil Luck / Voice
Adam de la Cour / Voice, guitar, film
Tom Jackson / Reeds
Chihiro Ono / Violin, viola
Sam Rice / Double bass
Benedict Taylor / Viola, voice
+ special guests tbc
Friday November 15th
THE HORSE HOSPITAL
London WC1N 1JD
N.B. The performers will also hold a free, open rehearsal on the day at 4:00pm, at the performance venue.