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Dance Performance “Hybrid*k”

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


Based in Japan, Motoko Hirayama carries out dance projects with a focus on contemporary dance. “HYBRID: Rhythm & Dance” (premiered in Tokyo in 2015) is Hirayama’s production combining dance with the disparate artistic forms practiced by OREKA TX, a musical group based in Spain’s Basque region, and Emi Toko, who sings the traditional upopo music of the Ainu people in Hokkaido. “HYBRID: Rhythm & Dance” was officially invited by the European Capital of Culture – Pafos 2017 in Cyprus, and within that framework “HYBRID*k” was performed at the 20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival. The day after the performance, Motoko Hirayama led a workshop for instructors.

Direction, choreography, performance: Motoko Hirayama
Performance (dance): Baraba Okuyama, Kotaro Mizushima
Singing/upopo: Emi Toko & Fukiko Gou-ukon
Music/performance: OREKA TX


NPO alfalfa
The management group “alfalfa” was launched in 2006 by a number of young art managers. In 2007, alfalfa began supporting the activities of dancer/choreographer Motoko Hirayama. In 2009, the group became an NPO. It carries out projects presenting outstanding art to society in cooperation with artists and art NPOs engaged in high-quality creative projects, local cultural facilities, and area residents.
Through a loose network of art managers from the same generation, alfalfa builds flexible and open project structures. It aims to promote the continuity of art management and train the next generation of art managers.


E-mail: info@alfalfalfa.net


Attikon Open Air Theatre, Pafos, Cyprus