Kota Yamazaki/Fluid Hug-Hug

Rays of Space

Commissioned by and Premiered at Danspace Project (New York) in 2009 )

Concept and Set Design by Cecile Pitois Performed by Elena Demyanenko, Kai Kleinbard, Mina Nishimura, Ryoji Sasamoto and Ildiko Toth Music Composed by Masahiro Sugaya Lighting Design by Kathy Kaufmann Costume Design by Kota Yamazaki


Inspired by Japanese modern novelist Junichiro Tanizaki’s In Praise of Inspired by Novalis’s word, “We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible”, fleeting landscapes and amorphous architectures formed by performers’ invisible connections and chi energies are explored.

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Rays of Space was made possible, in part, by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

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