There’s a certain wonder in uniformity. When several entities all independent  from another come together to form something magnificent. Like bees in a hive, ants or sometimes human’s. This is what the Japanese performance group World Order has set out to do. Like taking the Talking Heads video “Once In a Lifetime” one step further they’ve, through movement, made themselves the visual representation of the pains of being the working class. I would assume that who they are applies to the corporate world and their need to twist us into something workable, something that can be controlled, but what they’ve achieved through dance is the opposite. Course the suits and synchronization at first glance can seem defining, but observe the shapes and designs they create, not so much with grand movements and sweeping motions, but with small movements and collective effort. Started by mixed martial artist Genki Sudo World Order has become somewhat of a global anomaly. Their message is “We are all one” and they’ve done an excellent job demonstrating that through their works. In addition to being talented dancers they are an accomplished electronica band. Most of their dances are done to songs composed and arranged by them in particular Genki Sudo. The song Machine Civilization which was produced in response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami became very popular  and gained the attention of fans all around the world. I couldn’t tell you what their up to know cause most of their hompage is in Japanese, but judging by their frequent youtube download’s I’d say they are changing the way we look at the world one step at a time.

Published by Jeffrey Lamar

I’m an actor,musician and writer who's blended his love for all three into this blog.

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