Yukio Suzuki Projects – a solo by Yukio Suzuki
After two weeks of sharing his developing methodology and process in LEIMAY LUDUS, Yukio Suzuki presents a solo public presentation at CAVE, home of LEIMAY. Widely revered in Japan, Suzuki’s dance pieces disregard established ways of bodily expression, allowing for the maximization of the dancers’ characters
Nov 20 & 21, Fri & Sat | 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.
Yukio Suzuki is a dancer and choreographer. Suzuki began his training in butoh at the Asbestos House in 1997, and later performed in many works by butoh master Ko Murobushi. In 2000 he founded his company “Yukio Suzuki Company,” later re-named “YUKIO SUZUKI Projects,” in order to incorporate his activities as choreographer, performer and director. Widely revered in Japan, Suzuki’s dance pieces disregard established ways of bodily expression, allowing for the maximization of the dancers’ characters. The works born from his highly trained body are ripe with compelling tension. He gained attention in the dance world for his documentary-like style of directing and choreography that places great emphasis on dancers’ physical prowess and presence. He has choreographed for other companies including the Tokyo City Ballet. He has led workshops on butoh and has participated at such events as: Asia Dance Conference, Hong Kong Art Festival, TBA Festival (USA), Dance Triennale TOKYO, Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Romania) etc. Yukio Suzuki has received numerous honors: Audience Award at the Toyota Choreography Awards (2005), his work, “Confronting Silence” won the Grand prix at the Toyota Choreography Awards (2008). He was nominated as 10 finalists of Danse Elargie contest at the Theatre de la ville in Paris (2012).