An evening of dance, electronic music and visual performance at Cafe Oto: Elliott Dodd / Katsura Isobe / Manabu Shimada / Mildred Rambaud

Date: TUESDAY 5th October 2010
Venue: Cafe OTO, 18 – 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London E8 3DL
Email: Door Times: 8pm
Tickets: £4 adv/£5 on the door

An evening of dance, electronic music and visual performance.

The most exciting electronic artist to emerge from Jersey (Channel Islands) in the last 3 years. He will be using electricity to induce trance.

Katsura Isobe is an independent dance artist. Having trained in ballet and contemporary dance, her current focus is creation and performance of movement-based works in collaboration with other artists from different disciplines, which may take a form of installation in non-theatre space. Katsura’s practice enquires how the body communicates with the environment and other bodies (

Title: I’m Here.
Dance: Katsura Isobe
Sound: Manabu Shimada
Duration: 20 minutes

Manabu Shimada is a japanese sonic artist based in London and Tokyo.
Born 1982 in Tokyo, presently resident in London, UK in 2002 he started work for a recording studio in Tokyo as an assistant recording engineer. In 2003, he became a freelance composer and a recording engineer.
In 2005, Shimada moved to London to attend Middlesex University and study Sonic Arts. His current work concentrates on the investigation and creation of original sounds using computer technology and the coupling of installation performance with sounds.
He has received acclaim from various art critics, both in his home country and in the UK. His future ambitions include further work on marrying sounds with other expressive forms, and to present these in an accessible and interactive manner to the general public (

“Pot” a live performance, addresses the ephemeral and the classical, through dance. During the performance, the audience is guided through a process of permutation, that of water through clay. As the pot collapses a highly visceral relationship unfolds between the clay and the dancer. This gesture asserts the beauty of impermanence.

Title: Pot
Duration : 20 minutes

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