Kota Yamazaki 《glowing…》 in US

Kota2011_JS-0229-Edit-Ryutaro-Mishima_450.jpgNY在住の演出家・山﨑広太さんのカンパニーFluid hug-hugの新作《glowing…》で音楽/サウンドデザインを担当します。
初演は4/6にEMPAC、その後ピッツバーグ、フィラデルフィアを経てNYのJapan Societyへとツアーします。EMPACの初演に立ち会って、できればJapan Societyの公演もライブで参加できればと思っています。日米のダンサーだけではなく、セネガルからのダンサ2人も参加する作品で、楽しみにしています。
[[Tour Date]]
* April 6 (Fri):
___Premiere at EMPAC, Rensselaer NY
* April 14 (Sat):
___Performance at Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg
* April 20-21 (Fri and Sat):
___Performance at Painted Bride, Philadelphia
* April 27-28 (Fri and Sat):
___Performance at Japan Society, New York

[[Fall Tour (Details TBA)]]

•PICA/TBA Festival, Portland, Oregon

Sept 7-9 , 2012

2 or 3 performances
•North Fourth Art Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sept 10 -16, 2012

2 performances and a shared week with Vincent Mantsoe
•Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, Colorado

Sat or Sun, Sept 21 or 22
•The Dance Center at at Columbia College Chicago

Sept 24-29, 2012

Kota Yamazaki: Fluid hug-hug: (glowing)
Downtown New York’s beloved contemporary choreographer, Kota Yamazaki (2007 Bessie Award winner), premiers his newest work (glowing) this spring! Inspired by the great modern day novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s essay In’ei Raisan (In Praise of Shadows), which describes Japan’s appreciation of the refined beauty found in darkness and shadows, Yamazaki re-examines the fundamentals of butoh, the art form in which he received his training. In an unparalleled collaboration with African dancers, American architect Robert Kocik, lighting designer Kathy Kaufmann and Tokyo-based composer Kohji Setoh, six dancers will perform within a set constructed to evoke the soft lighting and dim interior of a traditional Japanese house.
Directed and choreographed by Kota Yamazaki
sound by Kohji Setoh
set by Robert Kocik
lighting design by Kathy Kaufmann
Fluid hug-hug co-artistic directors: Kota Yamazaki and Mina Nishimura
This tour of Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.