Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug’s (glowing)
Downtown New York’s beloved contemporary choreographer, Kota Yamazaki (2007 Bessie Award winner), premieres his newest work (glowing)! Inspired by the great modern day novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s distinguished essay In’ei Raisan (In Praise of Shadows, 陰翳礼讃), 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, Japanese and U.S. 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.
April 27-28, Friday-Saturday, 7:30 PM
New York, New York
$25/ $20 Japan Society members
*A pril 27 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
*April 28 performance is followed by a discussion with the artists
Photo by Tyler Sparks