SOLO / DUO Showcase for Emerging Japanese Dancers & Choreographers

May 20, 2005
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Friday, May 20 & Saturday,  May 21
7:30 pm
Pre-show lobby performance by Natsuko Tezuka at 7:10 pm

Presented in association with Dance Theatre Workshop.

As dancers begin developing their own choreography, they traditionally perform their new work themselves. This program of solo and duo choreographers presents the freshest and most notable figures in contemporary Japanese dance choreography, daring artists who have found their unique voice in dance by defying conventional dance forms. The line-up of cutting-edge performers includes:

Maverick soloist Yukiko Amano, the emerging leader of the celebrated butoh group Biwa-kei, in Kompeito. Known for her performances in alternative private and public spaces, Shigemi Kitamura performs i.d., a comical and disconcerting piece that exposes the massiveness of the human body. Anatomical Experiment by pantomime-trained Natsuko Tezuka, performer with Nibroll since 2000, who dances with hyper-awareness of every inch and muscle in her body.  The dynamic duo Osamu Jareo (self-trained) and Misako Terada  (ballet-trained) present the cool,  surrealist It Might Be Sunny Tomorrow. Incorporating Western dance techniques like Limon and Alexander into the subtle Japanese body since 1991, their work is “delicate” and full of “poetic images.” (Dance Magazine 2002) 

Tickets: $25/$20 Japan Society &  DTW members.  DTW members, please call (212) 752-3015 to order tickets.  

  • May 20, 2005 – May 21, 2005