Dairakudakan’s Daiichiro Yuyama together with Lab participants

Based on his collaboration with movers from his LEIMAY LUDUS Lab, Daiichiro will create a piece around the theme “Gap.” Based on the Dairakudakan body theory, Daiichiro, together with all participants, will look at the idea of “gap” — the idea of disparity: that which is not fitted, or that which is disjunct or apart.This could be the physical, spatial relationships, such as those inhabited within a city, or more temporal or intangible concepts, such as the difference between generations or sexes. Daiichiro wishes to explore the potential that exists at the cusp of un-fitting, of a perpetual in between; an abundance springs from a crowd of bodies which prevails within this state of existence.

Oct 16 & 17, Fri & Sat, 8pm | 8PM
$18 suggested donation
at CAVE home of LEIMAY

Seating is limited with few to no seats at the door — please reserve your seats ahead of time! A waiting list will be available if we reach capacity.

Since joining Dairakudaken in 2003, Daiichiro Yuyama has since performed in all of the company’s main works. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Daiichiro’s first work with Dairakudakan, “Daiseikai” (“The Great Answer”), appeared in Kochuten Series of 2012. Daiichiro has also worked with Zen Zen Zo’s “Gaia,” Amon Miyamoto’s “Kinkaku-ji” (“The Golden Pavilion”), and Juro Kara’s “Hitode” (“The Starfish”).

Founded as one of the first Butoh dance companies in 1972, Dairakudakan is the product of Akaji Maro, based on his strong beliefs on “Tempu-Tenshiki” and “Miburi-Teburi”. Dairakudakan emerged on to the international scene in 1982 with the world premiere of “Kaiin no Uma” (The sea dappled horse) in Avignon, France, and is largely recognized as the first company to introduce Butoh on a large scale to Europe and the United States.