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9.13 sat 20:00託児 / 9.14 sun 15:00託児
9.15 mon 15:00託児
Duration: 60min

Spiral Hall

Direction, Choreography, Performance: Kaori Ito
Performer: Csaba Varga, Jann Gallois, Péter Juhász
Music: Guillaume Perret, Marybel Dessagnes
Production: les ballets C de la B
World premiere: December, 2013 Ghent, Belgium 託児
There are three female dancers in whom I sensed distinctively unique talent when they were still young and unknown: Mikuni Yanaihara, Mariko Okamoto and Kaori Ito. Especially, Ito, who had not yet even entered college, already had this undefined yet firm conviction in herself. Her flexible but powerful physicality and unrefined but aggressive philosophy of dance was enough for me to sense in her a promising seed. She later blossomed into one of the most cutting-edge dancers I know. Brilliantly controlling her gift, she has grown as she drifted through dance circles around the globe with great success. The reason why some of the world’s leading choreographers hire her is perhaps because they sense this inborn seed of creation in her. This seed has now grown into a beautiful flower to be appreciated. (Ryoichi Enomoto, Creative Director)
Choreography and Direction: Kaori Ito
Created by Csaba Varga, Jann Gallois, Kaori Ito, Laura Neyskens, Péter Juhász
Performed by Csaba Varga, Jann Gallois, Kaori Ito, Péter Juhász
Music: Guillaume Perret, Marybel Dessagnes
Music performed by SPECTRA (Jan Vercruysse, Kris Deprey, Pieter Jansen, Bram Bossier, Francis Mourey, Luc Van Loo en Frank Van Eycken)
Assistant Choreography: Gabriel Wong
Acting Coach: Renae Shadler
Light Design: Carlo Bourguignon
Sound Design: Bartold Uyttersprot
Set Design: Wim Van de Cappelle
Costume Design: Mina Ly
Costume Assistance: Lieve Meeussen
Light Engineer / Technical Director: Jan Mergaert
Sound Engineer: Gert Van Hyfte
Stage Manager: Luc Laroy
Photography: Chris Van der Burght
Production Management: Eline Vanfleteren
Tour Management: Edith Ulens
Production: les ballets C de la B
Coproduction: Muziekcentrum De Bijloke (Gent), SPECTRA, TorinoDanza, Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Many thanks to Bureau FormART (Paris), KVS (Brussel), Iris Raspoet, Alain Platel, Nora Horvas, Adrienn Reka, Satoshi Kudo, Impulstanz (Wien), ménagerie de verre (Paris), Tatjana Jankovic, Philippe Gasnier, Bauke Lievens, Fanny Viss, Joan Cambon Bookings: Frans Brood Productions

les ballets C de la B is supported by The City of Ghent, Province of East-Flanders, The Flemish authorities, The Saison Foundation (Tokyo)

Kaori Ito

Started learning classical ballet at the age of five. After studying at the State University of New York Purchase College, she finished a degree in sociology and pedagogy at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. An awardee of the Cultural Agency’s Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, Ito has worked with many world-class choreographers such as Philippe Decouflé, Angelin Preljocaj, James Thierrée and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. She has authored Noctilook, SOLOS, Island of no memories and Plexus. As a creative member of les ballets C de la B in Belgium, she danced in Alain Platel’s Out of Context-for Pina at Dance Triennale Tokyo 2012.