before the dawn

year: 2002
length: 65 min


Before the Dawn, a dance of metamorphosis, where darkness melts into brightness.Through her own transformation, Yumiko illuminates secrets in our bodies. Creatures hidden in our forgotten memories joyfully start to revive.Something grotesque yet strangely beautiful grabs our attention. We can’t help but be captivated by this strange force,a source of darkness and light.


Choreography: Yumiko Yoshioka,
Minako Seki (partly, one of the scenes is  a transformation of the  duet  All Moonshine)
Music : Zam Johnson, Kenichi Takemumra
Light: delta RA’i, Joaxhim Manger
Photos: Giuseppe Frusteri, Ricardo Ramírez Arriola, Elena Bennati