Kota Yamazaki/Fluid Hug-Hug


Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non Opera, Becoming

April 4-6, 2019

New York Live Arts

World Premiere

Commissioned by New York Live Arts (New York) premiering in 2019

Performed by Connor Boss, Joanna Kotze, Taketeru Kudo, Mina Nishimura and Alain Sinandja
Music Composed by Masahiro Sugaya
Lighting Design by Thomas Dunn
Stage Sets Design by SO-IL
Costume Design by Kota Yamazaki

Darkness Odyssey is a series of dances inspired by the written words of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”. This series explores the idea of the body as a black hole, which absorbs everything, even seemingly unrelated things equally.

Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non-Opera, Becoming is considered to be a non-operatic celebration of a bridge between "this self" and "the other self", and magnifies the ever-changing state and process of "becoming" while encouraging exchange between performers from different dance practices, and cultural backgrounds. Ultimately, this work aims to blur the distinction between individual dance forms by boiling them down to their most fundamental essence.

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Sarah Lawrence College Performance Project

September 10-Decmeber 19, 2018 (with performances on Dec 18 & 19)

UC Davis Performance Project (co-led by Mina Nishimura)


October 15- December 8, 2018 (with performances on Dec 6-Dec 8)

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