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04/01/2017 - 03/31/2018
New York (NY) and more


ANIKAYA/Akhra, Inc. / Delicateness in Times of Brutality

Photo: Olivia Huang

Project SummaryAn intensive collaboration with ANIKAYA artistic director Wendy Jehlen and Dakei Shizuku, an accomplished deaf butoh artist based in Tokyo.
Principal ArtistDakei Shizuku, Wendy Jehlen
Tour Location Rakudo-An (Tokyo, Japan)
Studio @ 550 (Cambridge, MA)

Baryshnikov Arts Center / Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination

Project SummaryA series of dances developed by Kota Yamazaki, aims to harmoniously combine the dance, philosophy, and folklore around Goze music (or music of blind women) in order to reveal the unknown universe of the body and to portray interbeingness of different perspectives in unconventional way, through significantly different bodies of four acomplished dance artists.
Principal ArtistKota Yamazaki, Kenta Nagai, Thomas Dunn, Julian Barnett, Raja Kelly, Joanna Kotze, Mina Nishimura
Tour Location Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography(Tallahassee, FL)
Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY)
New York Live Arts (New York, NY)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre / In the Sea of Heaven

Photo:Fermaint Photography

Project SummaryA collaboration with Japanese choreographer Takehiro Ueyama and Dallas Black Dance Theatre to create a new work for its second professional performing company DBDT: Encore! During the organization’s 41st season in 2017-2018.
Principal ArtistTakehiro Ueyama, Nycole Ray
Tour Location DBDT Studios (Dallas, TX)
Moody Performance Hall (Dallas, TX)

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club / Distant Observer: New York / Tokyo Correspondence

Photo:Paula Court

Project SummaryA collaboration between Japanese playwright/director Takeshi Kawamura and American plawright/director John Jesurun. Inspired by the traditional Japanese collaborative poetry style Renga, the two renowned artists will both write and direct a play in collaborative partnership.
Principal ArtistJohn Jesurun, Takeshi Kawamura
Tour Location The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (New York, NY)

Ripe Time, Inc / Sleep

Photo:Max Gordon

Project SummaryA new immersive physical theater work that traces the distance between what we appear to be and what we are, inspired by Haruki Murakami’s shattering 1994 short story, Japanese Hannya myths and horror films.
Principal ArtistRachel Dickstein, Nozomi Iizuka, Takemi Kitamura, Saori Tsukada, Akiko Aizawa
Tour Location Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
BAM-Fisher (Brooklyn, NY)
Iseman Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, CT)
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