Living in Different Dimensions (per_vilion IV)


Based on Edwin Abbott’s novel “Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions”, this dance performance explores the connection between pre-produced with live-generated video works. One actor and two dancers are performing within an installation called “per_vilion” (from “periscope” and “pavilion”)that allows to blend two and three-dimensional imagery. The inspiring humorous novel literally takes place in worlds that consist of different amounts of dimensions. Sr. Cuadrado (Alberto Velasco) is the MC to the Lineas A and B (Kazue Ikeda and Alicia Soto).

per_vilion is a multi-functional spatial installation that has many options for usage, which can overlap on one evening. It is a media installation, a lounge and a performance space. The basic idea for this multi-purpose installation is to blur the boundaries between performer and audience, live-ness and per-produced, social
interaction and aesthetic action. The installation has been explored by several choreographers and can be used for workshop work as well as performances.


The performance “Flatland” was commissioned by the International Festival for the Arts in Salamanca, Spain, in 2008. It took place in a former prison that is now a contemporary art space called DA2. Local versions can be created easily.

Premiere and Touring

Premiere: June 2008,
the International Festival for the Arts in Salamanca, Spain




Artistic directors: Hiroko Tanahashi, Max Schumacher
Performers: Alicia Soto, Kazue Ikeda, Alberto Velsaco
Architecture per_vilion: Christian Fuchs
Video art: Hiroko Tanahashi
Music, sound design: Sibin Vassilev
Choreography: Kazue Ikeda
Technische Leitung: Fabian Bleisch
Translation: Rubén Delgado

Initial funding for per_vilion: Rohkunstbau with means of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Funding for “Flatland”: International Festival for the Arts in Salamanca FACYL.