Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug to perform at The Dance Center
Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug will be presented at The Dance Center (1306 S. Michigan Ave.) on September 27-29 at 8:00pm.
New York-based Japanese
choreographer Kota Yamazaki collaborates with two dancers from Senegal and
Ethiopia and four American or Japanese American dancers to create his new work,
(glowing), inspired by modern day
novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s essay In’ei
Raisan (In Praise of Shadows)
which describes Japan’s appreciation of the refined beauty found in darkness
and shadow. (glowing) is Yamazaki’s
unparalleled attempt to bridge the “fire and ice” of the an angular,
asymmetrical and exceptionally slow-moving Japanese movement form, Butoh; with
the rhythmic, exuberant, joyful and sensuous style of African Dance.
Collaborators include American architect Robert Kocik and Japanese composer
“Yamazaki’s ability to
represent and distinguish a new world is cutting-edge performance.” — DANCE Magazine
“Most magical vision
I’ve ever seen on a stage.” — The Wall Street Journal
September 27, 28 &
29, 2012 * 8:00PM
Call 312-369-8330 for tickets and more information or go to: the performance website
See you at The Dance Center!