This is the third D-incline Project featuring Baobab’s own performance, with focus specifically on its physical rendition. In 2013, Baobab performed at the second D-incline Project W and a large-scale piece entitled Domestic Progress 1, 2, 3. The experience of performing the two totally different pieces convinced the dance company that it should be more committed to physical renditions. Focusing on physical objectivity and identity, Baobab now seeks to create experimental and more physically-oriented dances. Dancers not only follow a choreographed sequence but also be mindful of their lives and project their humanity and physicality in performances. This piece also features Wataru Kitao as more performer than creator.
Baobab is also about to enter into its first long-running performance and go on a new tour. While it explores the possibility of establishing regular pieces, Baobab continues to create novel and energetic dances.
Leader Wataru Kitao, choreographs, structures, and directs all pieces performed by Baobab. He began the dance company in 2009 with Fuyuko Mezawa and Saori Yoneda, peers at J. F. Oberlin University.
With unique and vibrant and folksy choreography, his performances are characterized by dynamism. To insure the worldview of each piece, he has in-depth discussions with dancers and actors. His expressive performances where dancers chat, sing, laugh and even cry sometimes, are gaining attention as creations that float between drama and dance.
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Komaba Agora Theater（Meguro City, Tokyo）