"We wanted to create a performance the world has never seen before," says Nobuyuki Hanabusa, Enra's team supervisor and the mastermind behind the dance troupe.
Inspired by Huang's floral designs for the festive bottles of Facial Treatment Essence, Enra brought these designs to life in "The Gift of Everlasting Beauty" by using them as the visual graphic elements projected in the performance, dancing on the screens alongside the performers' motions. The story told through Enra's dramatic choreography traces the journey of finding the perfect gift, as well as the symbolic act of giving to a friend, a lover, and to oneself.
A Worldly Gift
In both of SK-II's artistic collaborations this festive season - with Taiwanese artist Po-Chih Huang and Japanese dance troupe Enra - technology is seamlessly integrated in the artworks as an essential component of the artists' distinctive styles. This is perfectly mirrored in SK-II's philosophy as a skincare brand, marrying innovative skin science and technology with crystal clear skin, the ultimate expression of beauty.
For Enra, the story of this collaboration with SK-II for the gift-giving season is especially poignant, as performer Kazu Ishide says: "We feel honored to have been part of this project, because for us, dance is our gift to everyone."