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『To Belong / Suwung』

10.3 fri 19:00 / 10.4 sat 15:00 託児
10.5 sun 15:00託児
Duration: about 70min

Aoyama Round Theatre

Choreography, Direction, Performance: Akiko Kitamura
Dramaturge, Direction, Performance: Yudi Ahmad Tajudin
Performers: Endah Laras, Rianto, Luluk Ari, Kana Ote, Yuki Nishiyama, Lon Kawai Co-Organizer: Office A/LB
A girl shifted ever so light-footedly from the street to the world of contemporary dance and was loved by everyone, which, looking back at it now, is not hard to understand. There is no borderline dividing one type of dance from another. The chemical reaction between the in-fashion physicality and digital projections was welcomed as a new style of artistic creation. But once the style became popular and common, Akiko Kitamura dissociated herself from it. Like an Indian prince setting off on a journey to be free from sufferings, Kitamura wandered around the wild terrain of dance. En route, she encountered various cultures and civilizations, among which the arts of Southeast Asia particularly caught her attention. This is a collaboration, or better said, a crossbreeding. Going beyond a mere symbiosis of two distinguished beings, her work with Indonesian director and actor Yudi Ahmad Tajudin has triggered the creation of a new life form through fusion and linkage. (Ryoichi Enomoto, Creative Director)
Choreography and Direction: Akiko Kitamura
Dramaturge and Direction: Yudi Ahmad Tajudin
Performers: Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, Endah Laras, Rianto, Kana Ote, Yuki Nishiyama, Lion Kawai, Luluk Ari, Akiko Kitamura
Video Image Supervisor: Akihiko Kaneko
Video Image and Dramaturge: Saki Yamada
Musical Director: Yasuhiro Morinaga
Music(Indonesia): Slamet Gundono, Kill the DJ (Jogja Hip Hop Foundation), Endah Laras
Music(Japan): Maiko Ishii, Natsume Saiki, Taeko Kobayashi, Hidemi Takemoto, Hiroki Taniguchi
Musical Production: CONCRETE
Costumes: Kyoko Doumoto
Technical Director, Lighting and Set Design: Yuji Sekiguchi (balance, inc. DESIGN)
Production Management: Marie Takimoto

Co-Organizer: Office A/LB
Supported by: Asahi Group Arts Foundation, Zenkoku Zeirishi Kyoeikai Bunka Zaidan

Akiko Kitamura

Choreographer, dancer and associate professor at the Shinshu University Faculty of Arts. With experience in ballet and street dance, Kitamura founded her own dance company, “Leni-Basso”, upon entering Waseda University. Her most known work finks has toured Europe, Asia and North and South America, and was selected Dance of the Year by Montreal’s Hour magazine in 2005. Enact Oneself was selected Dance of the Year by The Independent Weekly in North Carolina in 2003. In recent years, Kitamura works more on an international basis while doing choreography and performing for theater, films and operas. She began making solo works in 2010. In the same year, she also started the “To Belong” project.

Yudi Ahmad Tajudin

director of Teater Garasi, and is active in a number of other fields as well. His works have been performed in Indonesia, Singapore, Germany and Japan.