MuDA was formed by several solo artists from various genres of art, centered around QUICK (dancer ・ choreographer) in summer 2010. Building their lives around Kyoto, Japan, such members include Toru Yamanaka (composer) and Shinta Inoue (contemporary artist).
The group's goal is to reach unknown territory by pursuing the physical and sensory limits, and overcoming the ultimate state of limitations. Under the theme of anima, physics, universe, ritual, and stress, MuDA gives genreless performances using various art forms such as dance, music, screen image, fine art, and martial art.


The universe in which we exist is limitless, and immeasurable.
Innumerable, inexplicable things suddenly happen with no questions asked.Collisions and explosions are repeated, impacts are made, and stress is transferred to something else,and it keeps expanding to the next.In that universe, in these days with no explanation, humanity moves towards something as tremendous as the universe, like one's dream and desire.
Many of us cannot live deep in a mountain alone. We can't cure one's sickness or injury in the blink of an eye.We can't live alone, nor live without material things.
Many people in this society get stressed by facing vast issues and information, fighting, inspiring and being inspired, which at the same time leads to anxiety, complaint, repression, and interruption.
It's of course hard to move forward with this stress. It's so hard that sometimes it makes you stuck, makes you remain standing there or collapse. But if you stay there, that's the end of the story.
If you are stuck, you just have to explode. If you fall, you just have to stand up.
If your feet stop, you just have to move forward again. Just like the universe, we transfer the stress, and evolve through stress.When we struggle and scrabble, by challenging the stress for evolution and improvement, then the most precious moment of life is revealed.
We strive to hold on to the world of life, rhythm of the universe, and dance of life that transfers the stress.

■ Meaning of MuDA

"MUDA" means "waste" in Japanese.
In the Japanese society today, people live with eliminating waste or excess of material or mind.
People have been disposing something beyond their understanding, untouchable, unknown, or unheard under the belief rationalism.This is an integral way of thinking for wide variety of people to have efficient and persistent community life.However, on the other hand, people definitely do sacrifice something really important living in such life.
That something connected to very core of one's life, which can't be measured by material wealthiness, is maybe found in "MUDA" that the current society trying to get rid of.

Japanese - Waste / Italian /Spanish - Ecdysis / Portuguese – Change / 
Esthonian - Mud / Swahili - Time / Turkish - Interposition

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