A chef is invited to compose a gourmet dinner. Daisuke Yoshimoto and his assistant Megu Wakasa dances “with” the food during a “seated” performance in a restaurant where audience is the guests of the specific venue. A restaurant dissolves into Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last supper” images filled with taste, smell, memory and gestures.
The Last Supper is a spectacle that enriches ephemeral and sensual experience of dining. In this experimental concept eating becomes much more than a physiological need and dinning becomes much more than eating food. Haute cuisine is brought into life, while Daisuke celebrates textures, flavours, scents and colours, craftly combined by a chef. The chef and the dancer are equal creators of the event. This intriguing, yet non intrusive performance is a visual and somatic food narration.
The Last Supper was part of the project 2017 Butoh Encounters: the art in-between. It was a collaboration between Karolina Bieszczad-Roley, Daisuke Yoshimoto and Food Studio together with chef Magnus Morveto from Food Evolution, Losæterforeninga, Fokhol gård and Tim Wendelboe.
Words by Karolina Bieszczad-Roley
Photography by Monica Løvdahl