Closing event of Japan New&Old, In&Out

Shishimai performance and Mochitsuki

17 Feb 2008
17 Feb 2008

It was the final night of Japan New&Old, In&Out. Shishimai was performed for the second time this Sunday and it was the last chance to experience the wonderful Mochitsuki in Amsterdam. In a kid-friendly environment with free food for everyone.


shishimai performance at Mediamatic -

The SHISHIMAI performance was created by......

Simsa Cho (artist), visit her website for more information.

Takashi Iwaoka (dancer) (b.1976 Ehime, Japan) is a performance maker, a performer, a thinker and a consumer.
After studying fashion design and art foundation in Toyko, Iwaoka studied performance and critical theories in UK. Having been commissioned to direct a theatre performance piece in Germany, he came to Amsterdam to be a guest student at SNDO (School voor Nieuwe Dansontwikkeling). He finished his study at DasArts in September 2007 with a 2 hours duet piece, unit-Y [ever in progress]: Bloody World Theory. He is a member of the performance makers’ collective ehkä tuotantoa together with Violetta Perra, Maija Raumanni and Anna Torkkel. Occasionally, he tries to be a (spiritual) clown without obvious look.

Koyama Ai (Cie Linga/ dancer)

Makiko Ito (Magpie Music Dance Company/ dancer)

Black Intention is a cooperation between recorder players Yvonne Rietbergen, Ayumi Matsuda, Sascha Mommertz and artist Kyoko Inatome. Kyoko Inatome develops her video art inspired by the music of the trio. During performances of Black Intention music and art are combined. In this way both arts get an unique extra dimension. The repertoire reaches from Medieval music untill present time. The ensemble uses different types and sizes of recorders to perform the music. All programs have a theme. Each programm consists of a surprising and vivid mix of early and modern music, which brings the public into contact with the varied and diverse sound world of the recorder. The name Black Intention is derived from the composition of the same name by Maki Ishii, a Japanese contemporary composer.

Yvonne Rietbergen (Black Intention/ recorder) founded Black Intention. She graduated as a recorderplayer at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (Eerst Fase and Voortgezette Kunstopleiding Muziek, specialisatie Performance) with Reine Marie Verhagen and Heiko ter Schegget and as a musicologist at the Universiteit Utrecht. Beside Black Intention she founded ensemble Soluna, that specializes mainly in music of the 16th and 17th century. She works as a freelance-musician, music teacher and gives courses and lectures as musicologist. (Source and more: )

Ayumi Matsuda (Black Intention/ recorder) graduated as Bachelor in the Arts at the Toho-Gakuen School of Music in Japan with Hirohiko Nakamura, Ken Iimuro and Kazuo Hanaoka. She came to The Netherlands to continue her studies at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht with Heiko ter Schegget and Leo Meilink. She graduated her Tweede Fase in 2000. She is also member of ensemble DENEB, with whom she performes baroque music. Besides that she works as a music and Alexander technique teacher.
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Sascha Mommertz (Black Intention/ recorder) graduated as a recorderplayer (Eerste Fase) at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag and continued his studies at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht with Heiko ter Schegget. There he graduated the Tweede Fase. As a recorder and traverso player he gives, besides others, concerts with his own group Trio da Fusignano. His work as a teacher includes giving courses, one among them at the Utrecht Conservatory, and teaching at Utrechts Centrum voor de Kunsten.
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Kyoko Inatome (Black Intention/ visual) graduated in Japan as Bachelor in the Arts and Master in the Arts at the Kyoto City University of Arts. She continued her studies in the Netherlands at the Sandberg Instituut. She works as an art teacher and attended several festivals and expositions in The Netherlands, France, Russia, Turkey, Syria and Japan. In 2004 her video Erlkönig won the second price at the One Minute Video Awards and in November 2006 she won the Tommy Award in the same awards in the category of Asia.