A performance of a new work by Integrated Dance Company Kyo, a dance troupe consisting of both disabled and able-bodied dancers. The theme is whether or not it is possible to create a new art of dance. Two choreographers have created two pieces that differ greatly in character. The first is by Shintaro Hirahara, who has established his reputation with theatrical dance works. It focuses on things that become invisible or give rise to misunderstandings as a result of wearing something on one’s head. The second is by Thomas Noone, who has become a key figure on the European choreography scene. Intersecting gestures and postures form delicate phrases of motion, creating new forms of expression through movement.
[Creative Art Executive Committee]
Established in May 1990 to help people with disabilities to express themselves through art and to use this as the starting point for exploring new artistic possibilities. It subsequently began running activities that also included people other than those with disabilities, pursuing new approaches to society by involving a diverse range of people in artistic activities, irrespective of differences in age, gender, or ethnicity. In June 2014, as well as its hands-on activities and art projects, the Committee founded the Integrated Dance Company-Kyo to pioneer new forms of expression through dance, using diverse physiques. It is coming under the spotlight as an initiative that integrates society with art.
Creative Arts Executive Committee
201, 6-2-5,Akasaka,Minato-ku,Tokyo 107-0052
Kichijyoji Theatre (Musashino City,Tokyo)