"Ukiyo" explores the layers of perceptions in an audiovisual world that constantly shifts and fragments; the audience is invited to move in and around the space which, in its current version, features one of five hanamichi (runways).

Dancers perform simultaneously with digital objects that are projected.

The music and visual choreography for "Ukiyo" are designed  for real-time gestural  interaction to animate the feedback system and generative algorithms through with the virtual space and the performer movements are intertwined.


"Ukiyo" is performed by an international cast of several performers whose work developed in online collaboration with digital artists in Tokyo, as part of a cross-cultural research venture in virtual environments directed by Birringer (Professor of Performance Technologies, DAP-Lab, Brunel School of Arts).

A choreographic installation


Dans Sans Joux

Conceived and directed by Johannes Birringer, the installation features choreography and fashion design concepts by Michèle Danjoux, Katsura Isobe, Helenna Ren, Yiorgos Bakalos and Olu Taiwo; photography and  digital designs Paul Verity Smith and  Doros Polydorou; original music composed by Oded Ben-Tal, with live music by Caroline Wilkins, scenography by Hsueh-Pei Wang, and lighting design by Mamen Rivera.