Credit: Daito Manabe, Mansai Nomura
Mansai Nomura (JP), Daito Manabe (JP), NHK (JP)
This is a 8K documentary project by NHK-TV, featuring a novel performing art by renowned Japanese artist. The stage is based on an ancient divine dance, the Sanbaso, praying to nature.
The actor Mansai Nomura was born into an artistic family who inherited the Sanbaso from their ancestors and has been exploring its organic beauty with his own expression. The media artist Daito Manabe sought to analyze Mansai’s motion mathematically and visualize it using extremely high-resolution images as a background to the stage.
The 8K production was made by the NHK group, a public media corporation with the largest TV network in Japan. In 2016 it started an 8K test broadcasting service including live sports, science and culture documentaries, news shows etc., and will expand 8K broadcasting in 2018. NHK is also interested in exploring new experiences like Deep Space 8K, beyond the TV viewing experience.
Performance and stage direction: Mansai Nomura
Visual and technical direction: Daito Manabe (rhizomatiks research)
Sound design: evala (port, ATAK)
Lighting design: Takayuki Fujimoto (KINSEI R&D)
Stage design/producer: Daisuke Moriuchi (NHK)
8K production and presentation: Tetsuji Kawashima (NHK), Tatsushi Tachibana (NHK Enterprises), Yoshikatsu Date (NEP infini)