LEIMAY Intimate Improvisations by Butoh Dancer Yukio Suzuki
Butoh Dancer Yukio Suzuki presents a 1-hour structured improvisation following his LUDUS Lab on Wednesday, October 18. This structured improvisation revolves around biological time and an intricate, improvisatory relationship to numbers.
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 9pm – 10pm
This event is free to the public. Online registration is required.
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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). Read more at www.suzu3.com
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