Lillian C Muller

MUJO a choreography from Kiori Kawai. 



MUJO a choreography from Kiori Kawai.

MUJO (impermanence) is a dance piece using the desert as the performance arena, with visuals projected on a large dune. There will be two final outcomes: an immersive multi-channel film installation, and a live performance in the desert.

The piece highlights the impermanence of life. We constantly assemble and disassemble in various forms, experiencing emotions, struggles, and changes in the process of development. We build and achieve some shape, but there is nothing to hold onto as everything will eventually fall apart like sand. We explore this question: “How do we accept the fact of impermanence in our life?” through a repetitive pattern. The dance performance takes place on a desert dune, where the sand symbolises the transience of existence. The projected visuals on the dune create a contrast between the natural and the artificial, the static and the dynamic, the eternal and the ephemeral.


Art direction, choreography: Kiori Kawai

Art direction, visuals, sound: Aaron Sherwood

Film direction: Surabhi Sharma

Dance: Mary Chase, Bettina Schober, Lillian Castillo-Müller, Leen ElMobaddr, Kiori Kawai

Cinematography: Talha Muneer, Nathan Jia

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