YOKO SEYAMA / Art & Scenography


Light installation & Scenography for Dance Theatre Heidelberg, GERMANY
Choreography and direction by Iván Pérez
Premiere: 24 January 2020


> Upcoming NEW CREATION performative installation 'STAY/AWAY'
with Frankie Ho & others
Premiere: 8 August 2019
at ARTIS TREE , Cambridge House, Taikoo Place HONG KONG


Set & Costume design for National Dance Company Wales, UK
Choreography by Fernando Melo
Premiere: 1 March 2019


> NEW THEATER CREATION : Scenography for Theater Trier, GERMANY
Tanztheater by Roerto Scafati
Premiere: 22. February 2019 is postponed to 9. March 2019


> Exhibition : Vilnius Light Festival 2019, LITHUANIA
25. - 27. January 2019



> PRESENTATION a prototype ' - Yellow' for Japanischer Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin 2018


> EXHIBITION: The LUMINA Festival of Light 2018 in Cascais, Portugal
'Saiyah #2.6'
21. - 23. September 2018


1. September - 13. October 2018
OBLIK / Torstrasse 69, Berlin


> NEW THEATER CREATION: Set Design for Staatsballett Berlin

Choreography: Gentian Doda
Premiere: 24. May 2018
Komische Oper Berlin, GERMANY


> EXHIBITION: Svetlobna Gverila, 12th Lighting Guerrilla festival
'Saiyah #2.5' and 'Melody Dots14'

11. May – 16. June 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia


> NEW THEATER CREATION: Set, Light design and Visual concept for Ballet
'Moving Colours'
Choreography: Armen Hakobyan, Denis Untila
Premiere : 28. April 2018
Aalto Bellet Essen, GERMANY


> EXHIBITION: EVI LICHITUNGEN International Light Art Biennale in Hildesheim Germany
'Saiyah #2.4' 'MELODY DOTS 14'

 St. Berward Krankenhauskirche
25. - 28. January 2018


> NEW THEATER CREATION: Set design for Operetta 'Die Fledermaus'

Direction, Choreography: Giorgio Madia
Premiere: 13,14 January 2018
Grand Theatre, Łódź, POLAND



> EXHIBITION:Unfolding Kafka Festival 2017

'Saiyah #2.4 - Light and Color composition'

3-12 November 2017, 1.00-8.00 p.m.
at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Thailand

24-25 November 2017, from 7.00 p.m.
at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand



> NEW WORK : SCENOGRAPHY 'Beethoven Sonata'
Choreographer: Megumi Nakamura
Premiere: 18. March 2017
The National Ballet of Japan
The New National Theare Tokyo


> NEW WORK : SET and LIGHT DESIGN 'Pepper's Ghost'
Choreography: Fernando Melo
Set and Light Design: Yoko Seyama

Music: Dirk P Haubrich
Costume design: Jérôme Delbey
Artistic Collaborator: Shumpei Nemoto
Norrdans (Sweden)
Premiere: 11. March 2017
Härnösands Theater, Sweden


> Artist in residence program 'SURFCE AND DESTROY' 2017
12. - 24. March 2017
Kinosaki International Arts Center, Japan, Kinosaki, Hyogo, Japan
Dance: Kenta Kojiri / Sound: Yasuhiro Morinaga / Scenography: Yoko Seyama





> NEW WORK : SCENOGRAPHY 'The Nutcracker'

Choreographer: Jean-Philippe Dury
Premiere : 24. September 2016
Leipzig Ballet, Germany


> the project 'x/groove space' in Tanz im August in Berlin / Delays of Falling. Kinetic sculptures

Sa 13.08.2016 | 17:00 | Sophiensæle
So 14.08.2016 | 17:00 | Sophiensæle
So 14.08.2016 | 18:10 | Sophiensæle
Mo 15.08.2016 | 19:00 | Sophiensæle
Di 16.08.2016 | 19:00 | Sophiensæle
Mi 17.08.2016 | 19:00 | Sophiensæle



> Articles

28 July 2016 Taz.plan

21 July 2016 Taz.plan


> NEW VIDEO : Saiyah #3 / Music by Dirk P Haubrich
only available in DVD
Also shown in the solo exhibition at GALLERY2
Auguststraße 2, 10117 Berlin



> Solo exhibition 'Selected Works'

Auguststraße 2, 10117 Berlin

15 - 30 JuLly 2016
Vernissage: 15 July 19h
Finissage: 30 July 17h
Artist's Talk: 30 July 18h



> NEW WORK: KINETIC INSTALLTION for dance 'x / groove space'

Choreographer: Sebastian Matthias

2 - 4 June 2016             Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
13 - 17 August 2016     Tanz im August, Sophiensaele Berlin, Germany
November 2016             Festival/Tokyo, Japan
18 - 20 January 2017    Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt





by Dirk Haubrich and Yoko Seyama
Amsterdam Light Festival 2015-2016
10December 2015 to 3 January 2016 at Hortus Botanics Amsterdam, The Netherlands


>NEW WORK 'The Silence of Insects'  

2 to 16 November 2015 (7:00 – 8:00 pm) at Rose Hotel Bangkok
Unfolding Kafka Festival 2015 Directed by Jitti Chompee


>Plane Scape in Japan for TodaysArt.JP 2015

TOKYO at Tennozu                            5-9 September 2015
KOBE   at Kobe Art Village Center      19-23 September 2015




OPENING : THU 30 April 18:00 -
EXHIBITION : 30.4.2015 - 16.5.2015

at Acud Macht Neu
Veteranenstraße 21.
10119 Berlin Mitte


>Pola Museum Annex Exhibition 2015

13 March 2015 – 5 April 2015 / 11:00 - 20:00
Opening 12 March / 18:30 - 20:00

at Pola Museum Annex
Pola Ginza Building 1-7-7 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo 104-0061

New Piece - light installation coming soon


>'PLANE SCAPE' - audio visual enviroment
(collaboration with Wolfgang Bittner, Lyndsey Housden and Jeroen Uyttendaele)

Artefact Festival 15 'You Must Change Your Life'
11 - 22 February 2015

STUK Kunstencentrum (Leuven, Belgium)


>Collective Futures Berlin 2014 Exhibition

Thursday, September 25 - 28, 2014
at Berlin Community Radio, Germany


>'Saiyah' Theater piece for light & color with ensemble electronics music
Scenographic light, sculpture and choreography

World Premiered / 7 May 2014
at Norrlands Operan Umeå Sweden


coming the premiere on 7 May 2014 in NorrlandsOperan Umeå Sweden
will be with the music by Swedish composer Benjamin Staern
played by New European Ensemble


>2014. 1 - WORK IN PROGRESS [ For new light sculture]



>March. 2013 Grant from POLA ART FOUNDATION 2013/2014

I have received a Pola foundation young artist grand, for a study towards new work 'Interactive light sculpture'.



>March. 2013, scenography LIEBER ADZIO

18 monkeys dance theatre, Choreography by JItti Chompee16, 17 March 2013, Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Chulalogkorn University, Bangkok Thailand



>November. 2012 - February. 2013, interdisiplinary performanc Brittle Failure

ichoreographer Lesley Telford

November 24-25 2012, Festival Internacional de Madrid en Danza
January 29-30 2013, Cadance Festival, The Hague
February 7-10, Chutzpah Festival, Vancouver

inaccessible home

download 'How to build inaccessible home' (pdf 1.4 MB)



> 27 Oct 2012 - April 2013, Exhibition Plane Scape

the Centre for International Light Art in Unna Germany


>13. July - 9. Sep 2012 , Exhibition"Light work #6 : In Soil"

at Wood StreetGallery, Pittsburgh USA


>2011/2012 'PLANE SCAPE' on tour



28. Jan – 25. Feb 2012  at platform57, The Hague, The Netherlands.

29. Sep – 19. Oct. 2011 at e-pulse Festival, Breda, The Netherlands.

12. Oct – 16. Oct. 2011 at Scopitone Festival, Nantes, France.

22. Oct – 13. Nov. 2011 at 5Mm | vijf minuten museum, Eindhoven, The Neherlands.


>29 May - 10 July 2011, New Work Sleeping Bears KAAP in Utrech

KAAP is an exhibition of contemporary art consisting of new works made for the whole family.
The exhibition will be open to the public on every weekend from 29 May to 10 July.


>New Media Pocket Opera in Zwolle 9 April
9 April 2011 FESTIVAL voor OPERA, MUZIEKTHEATER en ALLES wat daarbij hoort!



>Scenography for Compañia Nacional de Danza 2 in Madrid, Spain
Everything might spill
choreographed by Lesley Telford
Premiere on 17 March


>Performative Installation: Transient Landscapes

18 - 28 Nov 2010 : STRP Festival Eindhoven / art & technorogy
detail > http://www.strp.nl

Transient Landscapes is a performance installation that constructs and re-constructs the environment. On entering the space visitors are engulfed by a field of vertical white lines, a transparent structure that forms the basis for the installation. Using a series of instructions, performers generate patterns and images reminiscent of cityscapes and landscapes. Through research into the experience of nature and how we (try) to find this in the urbanised world, this work looks at life cycles of the constructed environment, abandoning the sense of an enclosed space, and playing with perspective in a tangible environment. You can see these performances daily at STRP Festival. This work was first made Master in Art Science in 2009 at the ‘Conservatory of Music’ of The Hague.

'Transient Landscapes' is a part of collaboration project "Sentient Architecture"with Lndsey Housden.
>>> http://www.sentientarchitecture.net/


>installation : AMA KO - raindrums (Rain Project)
Korzo5hoog Den Haag / Stairway from ground to 6th floor.


18 Nov, Thursday 20.30h
19 Nov, Friday      20.30h
20 Nov, Saturday 20.30h

This installation AMA KO represents the experience and memory of rain. Precipitation, falling on the surfaces of the earth, in the nearby surroundings, on roof-tops, streetsm leaves; accumulation in puddles, in cities, on the country side, in a forest.
In the particular case of this installation, water falls from a height of 25 meters through the interrior of the building. Different leaves of water drums positioned in the middle of the stairwell counting 139 steps are caused to sound. This prototype installation was created for RainProject, a musical and visual performance by Kate Moore. This 3days, the installation will be shown independently.

This showing is combined in the program of Korzo5hoog 'countdown2'

This installation is realized possible by Stroom Den Haag, Korzo5HOOG


> 'Rain Project' World premiere 7th 8th October
Water drum installation (Proto-type)
Korzo Theater Stairway from ground to 6th floor.

7 Oct, Thursday 20.30h
8 Oct, Friday 20.30h
Ticket : Normal €15,- / Propas €8,- /Student €6,-
Location : Korzo 5HOOG (Binckhorstlaan 36, 2516 BE Den Haag)
Box office : 070 3637540 / korzo@korzo.nl

Rain Project is originally, a dream of the Australian/Dutch composer Kate Moore about experiencing contemporary music. It is an ode to rain. Water is very much a part of The Hague; the city is a delta of water through the presence of the sea, the canals and the rain. But also because of many different people from all over the world.
Yoko Seyam is commissioned by Kate Moore to make a water drum installation for the Rain project which will be exposed to public as a first showing of a prototype ‘water drum installation’ in Korzo 5HOOG theater on 7th, 8th October 2010.

Short information of the installation :
water(rain) drums
139 steps / 25 meter high
(for people who has difficulty of walking up, we will lead you to the chair in advance)

Installation by Yoko Seyama
Assistant by Yukari Sawaki
Special Thanks to Dirk Haubrich, Kengo Maekawa(ceramicist), Mr.Kino (Kino Caribbean Pan Shop), Wilma Marijnissen,
This installation is realized possible by Stroom Den Haag, Korzo5HOOG


Project prize 2010 Workspace ZAAL5 in Filmhuis Den Haag
in collaboration with Wolfgang Bittner, Lyndsey Housden and Jeroen Uyttendaele



> 'a state of flux' in LONDON Treats on Elasiticity 9th September
at Wellcome Collection in London, Event participation



>Solo Exhibition 'Light Work#6 : In Soil'

06 augustus to 19 september 2010


>'a state of flux' in Leiden Scheltema

Yoko Seyama together with Lyndsey Housden works in recent months in Scheltema Leiden through the building. The installation is also unused corners, corridors and stairways of Scheltema in use. This creates an alternative, sensitive architecture that responds to existing buildings and the movement of visitors.

Visitors can touch all the work, try and play. The psychological impact has been likened to gardening. So look for alternatives to Seyama Housden and static architecture and they seek space in a state of flux that reacts to touch, light and movement.

Stretch & Flex at the meeting, anyone interested in space and architecture discussions with the artists invited to talk to. Flux in workshops, visitors are encouraged themselves to build the structures.

Festive openingFriday June 11 17:45
Stretch & flex Tuesday June 29 20:00
Flux Workshops Friday July 2 from 20:00 - 23:00


Yoko's note 'work in progress' + Expo report



> Installation "Light work #6 : In Soil"

25 February - 1 May 2010 sonicactsXIII at NIMk(Netherlands Media Art Institute) in Amsterdam





Date: Friday 23 April, 11 pm - 3 am

Location : Netherlands Media Art Institute, Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam
Admission: Send an email to anouk@nimk.nl
Participation is free of charge, Registration required.

Detail > www.nimk.nl




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