Kota Yamazaki – glowing Friday – Saturday 4/20 – 4/21, 8pm $25 in advance, $30 day of show
“Yamazaki’s ability to represent and distinguish a new world is cutting-edge performance”
Yamazaki’s new work, (glowing), is inspired by the famous essay In-ei Raisan (or In Praise of Shadows) written by Junichiro Tanizaki (one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature) as well as , African dance, and Yamazaki’s somatic practice, “Fluid Technique” which was developed with influences in Butoh and Noguchi Gymnastics. The six performers, including dancers from Senegal and Ethiopia, will join Yamazaki to investigate shadows/darkness that blur forms of body and boundaries between illusion and reality.
Kathy Kaufmann (Lighting Design) and Robert Kocik (Set Design) will create a specific visual environment where opposed elements such as natural and artificial, white and black, and traditional and modern coexist.
Co-Produced by: Japan Society and EMPAC
Choreographed by: Kota Yamazaki
Set Design by: Robert Kocik
Lighting Design by: Kathy Kaufmann
Original Score by: Koji Setoh
Performed by: Eva Schmidt, Maggie Bennett, Marie-Agnes Gomis, Mina Nishimura, Shiferaw Tarik and Ryoji Sasamoto
glowing was made possible by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and support from Japan Foundation and, New England Foundation’s National Dance Project
Space grants provided by: Lower Manhattan Cultural Foundation and Mount Tremper Arts.
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