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Iwabuchi Teita  Body Map Dance Performance2019 “Twilight / Dawn”

  • Organization : Iwabuchi Teita Body Map
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Dance


“Twilight” is a male solo dance, and “Dawn” is a female dance ensemble. Despite being two contrasting works, under a common theme of “light and darkness,” the focus of “twilight” is on the light that sinks into the dark and the death of living things, and in “Dawn” the focus is on the birth of light and life that comes out of the dark. The dance envisions a circle of death and regeneration, and brings out “awai,” the boundary between the two.

Direction, choreography: Iwabuchi Teita
Performance: Iwabuchi Teita, Irite Anna, Ogasawara Miyuu, Kanamori Atsuyo, Kim Aeju, Shiduku Mizuki, Takazawa Momoko, Nakagawa Ayane, Makabe Haruka, Miyawaki Yuki, Wakuta Haruka


Iwabuchi Teita Body Map
Iwabuchi majored in theater at Tamagawa University while at the same time studying Japanese dance and other forms like butoh. As a dancer, he has performed in pieces by people like Yanaihara Mikuni, Ito Kim and Yamada Un. From 2007 to 2015 he was influenced by his appearances in butoh performances by the late Murobushi Ko.
Since 2005, he has exhibited works focusing on body structure and the interaction between space, music and the body. In 2010 he formed his own dance company, Iwabuchi Teita Body Map. In 2012 at the Yokohama Dance Collection, his choreography collaboration with Seki Kaori called “Hetero” won the French Embassy Prize.
Representative works in recent years include the solo “DISCO” (first performance in 2017) and the solo work “missing link” (first performed in 2017).


Iwabuchi Teita
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E-mail: info@teita-iwabuchi.com


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