Kiyoshi Yamamoto: MAS, QUE NADA (Let’s run away) Performance

Join a special midsummer celebration filled with Brazilian music, dance and fabulous costumes in Kiyoshi Yamamoto's new performance

18 years age limit
20:00: Doors open. The first 100 to arrive will receive a limited edition Kiyoshi Yamamoto 
21:00: Event start.
22:00: The party continues with DJ xD_Eric !

This new performance commission by Kiyoshi Yamamoto is entitled MAS, QUE NADA (Let's run away) and is inspired by the Edvard Munch paintings Madonna and Dance of Life. Large colourful costumes made from recycled materials, Brazilian music and the quadrilha dance are linked with indigenous myths about the sun and the moon from the Amazon. The performance has been conceived to coincide with Midsummer’s Eve and the start of Oslo Pride. Textiles and colours are central elements in Kiyoshi Yamamoto's artistic practice, and he explores sensory experiences, identity and culture through performance. The artist asks: "What do we define as 'alien' and how can we together counteract the experience of alienation?"

After the performance, the evening turns into a party with DJ xD_Eric and bar.

Eric Oliveira aka xD_Eric, she/they/them, São Paulo born and Berlin based multiartist, co-founder of the Brazilian collective ‘Chernobyl’. The passion for music started with the influence of her family. She’s searching for Latin peripheral music ranging from Brazilian funk, passing through many other aspects as Techno, Hard dance and Latin Core that make LATAM catch fire. Their approach to Black music comes from some of her family members, like her father and uncles, who in the 80’s organized Black Music balls in São Paulo. 

Kiyoshi Yamamoto (b. 1982) lives and works in Bergen, and was educated at KHiB/Bergen Art Academy, Escola de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, and Central Saint Martins in London. Yamamoto works with textiles, sculpture and performance, and explores issues related to identity, belonging, existence and politics. Solo exhibitions include Kunstnerforbundet, TSSK - Trøndelag centre for contemporary art, Trafo Kunsthall, Rohsska Museet, KUBE Museum in Ålesund and Hå Gamle Prestegård. His work is in the collections of Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Kode Kunstmuseum, the Norwegian embassy in Brasilia, the City of Oslo and the City of Bergen. Yamamoto is a lecturer in Colour at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design – KMD at the University of Bergen, and a guest teacher at the Art Academy in Oslo/KhiO, the Academy of Arts in Tromsø and Sámi allaskuvla/ The Sámi University of Applied Science in Kautokeino. 

Performance MAS, QUE NADA (Let's run away) 
Artist: Kiyoshi Yamamoto 
Assistent: Sonia Barreiro 
Dramaturgy: Deise Nunes 
Choreographers: Luam Lima, Bruno Figueiredo, Ieva Toleikyte-Celestino 
DJ: xD_Eric 
Dancers: Bruno Aguiar Da Gama, Wendel Haagensen Silva Ribeiro, Jacqueline Brandao, Agatha Rosa, Valentina Martínez, Mariscal, Kyuja Bae 

Volunteer dancers: Aurora Ovanger, Adriano Juras, Guro Handeland, Helena Tveraabak, Ieva Toleikyte-Celestino, Joachim Jeppesen, Johanne Sophie Geisler, Marie Charlotte Somchit Christiansen, Marcela Orsini, Philippa Taube, Reja Toleikyte, Siri Blaser, Tonje Lieberg 
Photo and video: Maya Økland, Tatjana Kolpus, Paulina Tamara Cid 
Curator: Tominga O’Donnell  
Producer: Kira Frayne  
Artistic Director Live: Marte Danielsen Jølbo 
Head of Live: Jonas Vebner  
Mediation: Christin Fonn Tømte  
Technical Manager: Lasse Baklien 
Light: Jan Erik Holto  
Sound: Kristina Ringvoll 
Crew: Frida Amalie Sundberg, Thora Bragstad, Lars Okstad, Karl Erik Horndalsveen, Anna Rogne, Frederick Baade, Thao Ho, Silje Kjørholt, Mandi Makin