Off the Wall 2012: Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug hug (glowing)
Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
New York based and butoh-trained dancer/choreographer, Kota Yamazaki makes his Pittsburghdebut with his company Fluid hug hug’s latest work, (glowing). Inspired by the great modern day novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s essay In’ei Raisan (In Praise of Shadows), which describesJapan’s appreciation of the refined beauty found in darkness and shadows, Yamazaki re-examines the fundamentals of butoh. In an unparalleled collaboration with African dancers, American architect Robert Kocik, lighting designer Kathy Kaufmann, and Tokyo-based composer DJ Kohji Setoh, six dancers will perform within a set constructed to evoke the soft lighting and dim interior of a traditional Japanese house.