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enra’s projections are essential to their art, the integration of which create the simultaneous illusions of sensory interaction and projection mapping. In the work, performers seem to jump off of rooftops, swim through underwater temples, destroy asteroidal objects, and harness the power of starlight. Moods range from suspenseful to serene, reverent to playful, emotional to upbeat. The members of enra include specialists in martial arts, rhythmic gymnastics, popping, classical ballet, diabolo juggling, and street dance. Video artist
Nobuyuki Hanabusa is enra’s
enra achieved viral video success after their performance for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic bid was picked up online. Their verified YouTube channel has racked up an astonishing 10 million views in only a few years. Since that time, enra has been invited to perform at theaters and festivals around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival in France, America’s Got Talent, a coveted spot on the 2015 Japan Society contemporary dance showcase, and enthusiastic ovations from Beijing to Buenos Aires, Memphis to Manhattan, Dubai to Detroit. They have performed in 26 different countries on 6 continents to overwhelming acclaim in just over four years since their founding.
“Combining elements of dance, performance art, music, technology, light, music and more, the versatile Japanese troupe ‘enra’ has stumbled upon magic.” — Huffington Post