This is the third performance by Integrated Dance Company Kyo, founded in June 2014 as a professional dance company seeking to transcend the idea of “with/without a disability,” open up the possibilities for new forms of dance expression, and leverage the strengths of people with different physicalities. The company’s third performance will be choreographed by Takiko Iwabuchi, acclaimed in the contemporary dance world for her meticulous direction. The challenge for Iwabuchi was a new work for the company looking at what creates borders.
Choreography: Takiko Iwabuchi (Art director)
【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 Art Executive Committee
6-2-5-201 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Asahi Art Square (Sumida City, Tokyo)