In addition to new dance performances by the young dancers of Tokyo ELECTROCK STAIRS, KENTARO!! will present his first-ever theatrical performance, together with actors selected by audition. Up to the present, KENTARO!! has explored the possibilities of non-narrative dance with music he composes himself and physical expression. In this project he is aiming for a new frontier.
“Shallow Riverbed Parable” (play)
Performers: Nanoka Okabe (Jounetsu no Flamingo), Tadashi Kaizu (Seinendan), Yuko Kibiki (Seinendan), Mao Nakamura (Seinendan), Sara Yoshioka (Q), Tokubetsu Yoshida, Haruka Wakuta
“Island Shelf” (dance)
Performers: Ayano Yokoyama, Moto Takahashi, Miki Hattori, Maiko Tomari (all members of Tokyo ELECTROCK STAIRS)
Stage director: Susumu Kumaki
Lighting: Megumi Shimoda
Sound: Yuta Izumida
Publicity art: Maki Takada
Publicity video: Mocchamu
WEB: Side mountain
Production: Marie Takimoto Crackersboat
Born in 1980. Although his activity is based in techniques derived mainly from hiphop, his unique expressive style has been far removed from existing stylized performance. In recent years he has been creating story-like dances made up of thoroughly interwoven meaning and meaninglessness, synchronized in an ambiguous way with sounds of his own composition.
In 2008, KENTARO!! received the French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographers at Yokohama Dance Collection R. He won the Audience Prize and Next Age Choreographer Award at the Toyota Choreography Awards 2008. In 2010 he was awarded the Japan Dance Forum Award 2010.
He has received many invitations to perform in other countries. He energetically conveys his feelings and his dance to the world.
In 2010, he became a Saison Junior Fellow artist.
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