World Premiere at Kyoto Arts Center
Thanks to Caitlin Coker for sending in the following,
Finnish choreographer Ervi Siren has developed an authentic movement system which has impacted the Finnish contemporary dance world. With this method in hand, she has been working intensively with five Japanese performers of all different ages and backgrounds, mining the body and movement to discover new fields and depths of physical expression. Former Finnish progressive rock musician, now sound designer Aake Otsala works closely with Japanese light designer Kinsei, who is well-known for his innovations in lighting technology and work for the multimedia performance group Dumbtype.
The world of KITE is an ephemeral one, where the flight of a Kite in the air is reminiscent of the fragility and beauty of a cherry blossom, both of which are ultimately metaphors for human existence. The dance is likewise very delicate, sensitive and exact – a depth of movement and expression that is a rare sight. As a fitting precursor to the hanami season, come watch each dancer’s singular KITE in this enchanting world of light and sound.
Date: Friday March 2nd at 7:30pm, Saturday March 3rd at 3pm
(Doors Open 30 minutes Before Showtime)
Post-Show Talk on both nights.
Venue: Kyoto Art Center is on the east side of Muromachi Dori just south of Takoyakushi. Here is a map.
Reserved tickets for general admission: 2000 yen
JCDN members and students: 1800 yen
On the door: 2300 yen
Reservations/Inquiries: JCDN office tel:075-361-4685 firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Reservation Service: http://dance.jcdn.org
More information can be found on the 「KITE」 website.