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CEEPORT is a performance exploring our perception of the tragic, as well as the tragedy of our perception. It moves away from the traditional hierarchies between performer and environment, between human and non-human, producing new modes of perceiving the relations between sound, body, material and light.


Inspired by the concepts of tragedy, pure duration and butterfly effect, CEEPORT invites the audience on a sensorial journey (a trip), where shapes and textures, physical intensities, architectural lines, sounds and colors create the visual flows of a 4D/four-dimensional music.

*ACT1 is a 3-day online streaming, allowing the audience to witness the building-up of the aluminium installation. *ACT2 is a live performance, where audience and artists gather in the same space to share an experience of present time. *ACT3 is a video installation that remains in the venue after the team has left, a documentation of the dismantling of the aluminium installation.


DURATIONSPACE is an installation project unpacking and recombining the elements from the performance CEEPORT. In DURATIONSPACE we reverse our relation to the audience: we invite the spectators to step into the installation while we explore unpacking the performative elements outside into new spaces.



The project followed an initiative of artist/choreographer Yurie Umamoto in 2012 to work on the creation of a solo on 'the tragic', and soon enough it evolved into a complex collaborative process. In development for over six years, the production process reflects on aspects of duration, cycles and timing as much as the performance-installation itself.





7 February 2019


as a part of Beyond the Black Box

in Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam



The team is formed by five artists with multi-disciplinary backgrounds and interests: 


Yurie Umamoto develops choreography, installations, performances and video/image work. 


Pablo Fontdevila has a background in choreography, design and electronic arts. 


Douwe Smit produces music, has an education in visual arts and an ongoing practice of photography.


Next to developing design and visual concepts, Kumi Umamoto is also busy with Rolfing® and bodywork.


Igor Dobričić works as a dramaturge, and has also developed his own performative projects.



Yurie Umamoto, Pablo Fontdevila, Kumi Umamoto, Douwe Smit, and Igor Dobričić



Yurie Umamoto


Pablo Fontdevila


Kumi Umamoto


Douwe Smit


Igor Dobričić

Montage assistant

Mao Nakagawa 





C-TAKT and Veem House for Performance




Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, wpZimmer, workspacebrussels, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Dansateliers, Dansmakers Amsterdam, K3/Tanzplan Hamburg, Summer Studios and CLOUD/Danslab 

Photo: Yurie Umamoto
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