Kamigata-mai, which is a kind of traditional Japanese dance, is strongly influenced by Noh. It is known for its abstract expression with the movements that have been cut out. In the videodance, the movement of Mai is reinterpreted, and the intention is to expand like outer space, which is created from the minimum movement. In Japanese traditional dance, which shows the body including the kimono rather than the body itself, the outline of the body is expanded, and the kimono and the air and light around it dance together.
The title “peri” is a fairy that appears in Persian mythology. In Suffolk, England, the Arctic Aurora is called “Perry Dancer”, and in Scotland he is called “Perry” in the Shetland Islands. It is called this because the light seems to be dancing.
Even in Japan, the appearance of fireflies shining light and flying around in search of a partner is sometimes called “the dance of light.” It is interesting that the movement of light is regarded as “dance” in the east and west, so it becomes the title of the work.