This project explores the future shape of “Asian bodies”, based on a quest toward the fusion of tradition and contemporary, through a collaborative work with Indonesian and Japanese artists that considers strong yet pliant culture of body movement in Indonesia.
Also working together with leading artists in the field of film, music, and dance, this project creates a new form of contemporary art, and which is the fourth work in the To Belong series, since 2012.
This ongoing performing arts project has been continuing upon collaboration and attempting experimental endeavor with new artists each year.
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER:Akiko Kitamura
DRAMATURG:Yudi Ahmad Tajudin
ARTISTS: Endah Laras, Kana Ote,Rianto, Yuki Nishiyama, Llon Kawai,Luluk Ari, Akiko Kitamura, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin,
MUSIC DIRECTOR:Yasuhiro Morinaga
VIDEO DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Akihiko Kaneko
MUSIC: Slamet Gundono, Kill The DJ (Jogja Hip Hop Foundation) , Endah Laras
MUSIC PRODUCTION: CONCRETE
VIDEO PRODUCER/DRAMATURG: Saki Yamada
COSTUME DESIGN/PRODUCTION: Kyoko Doumoto
LIGHTING / ART / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Yuji Sekiguchi (balance, inc. DESIGN)
Choreographer, dancer, and associate professor at the Shinshu University Faculty of Arts
Founded “Leni-Basso” after entering Waseda University. In 1995, she went to study in Berlin on a scholarship awarded by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In 2001, she won tremendous acclaim as a choreographer when she presented Face Mix, a solo work commissioned for the Bates Dance Festival (USA). Enact Oneself, a work commissioned for the American Dance Festival (USA), was chosen as Dance of the Year by North Carolina’s Independent Weekly in 2003. She is also involved in choreography and performance in other genres, including theater, cinema, and opera. After going solo in 2010, she won the Japan Dance Forum Award in 2013.
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