Not Held at Japan Society – The Kitchen presents Mika Kurosawa and SKANK

October 3, 2007
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Wednesday & Thursday, October 3 & 4 at 8 pm

A legendary and highly influential presence within the Japanese
contemporary dance scene, Mika Kurosawa is known for highly experimental works that combine pared-down movement inspired by the work of Trisha Brown and Yvonne Rainer with elaborate
costumes evocative of fairy tales and cabaret performance.

Curated by New York-based choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi, the program includes a new version of Kurosawa’s solo dance, Romantic Night, never performed in the United States, as well as a new, improvisational work with a live sound score by Japanese experimental musician SKANK (leader of the post-hardcore band MEXI). Kurosawa and SKANK are joined onstage by New York-based dance improvisers Jennifer Monson and Margarita Guergue, and multi-instrumentalist Hahn Rowe.

This performance is a part of Turning Japanese, a city-wide celebration commemorating Japan Society’s Centennial.
Tickets: $12

  • October 3, 2007 – October 4, 2007