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Contemporary dance showcase JAPAN+EAST ASIA

  • Organization : HiWood
  • Section : International project
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Dance


This project is aimed to participate the 17th edition of the dance showcase initiated by Japan Society in NY, which enable Tokyo-based dance artists to have an opportunity of showing their work, meet presenters and experts in the contemporary dance scene in the states, as well as this occasion is part of APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals).

『The Wedding』
Choreograph, Produce:Un YAMADA
Music:Igor Stravinsky
Performance:Un Yamada、Ron KAWAI

Choreograph, Direction, Compose, Performance:Akiko KITAMURA
Dramaturg:Joe Browne
Video、Sound:Navid NAVAD
Producer:Koichiro TAKAGI


Yamada’s witty and unique choreography and precise configuration, as well as her vivid physical presence as a dancer, simultaneously trigger viewers’ intellect and sensitivity. She has performed in 31 cities in Japan and in 23 cities/15 countries overseas, attracting a great deal of attention. In recent years she has been performing not only in theaters, but also in historic sites and outdoors.

While influenced by Western contemporary dance technique and creative methodology, Kitamura has created her own method of communication between bodies that thoroughly avoids touching, and an original methodology of choreography, to raise objections to Western-style bodily communication whereby touching is now taken for granted.


Koichiro TAKAGI
4-34-18-213, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023


Japan Society, N.Y., USA