HiroakiUmeda is a choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist who is considered one of the guiding figures of the Japanese avant-garde. Since the foundation of his company S20, his subtle yet impactful dance pieces have been seen worldwide. His work is well known for a holistic artist method with a strong digital background. Against the background of his profound interest in choreographing space and time, Umeda is not only active as a choreographer and dancer but also as a composer, light designer, scenographer and visual artist. His works, such “Adapting for Distortion” (2008), “Haptic” (2008), “Holistic Strata” (2011) und “split flow” (2013), have fascinated audiences at large festivals and theatres around the world.