Japan`s JCDN and Finland`s ZODIAK choose Japanese choreographer Kosei Sakamoto and Finnish choreographer Ervi Sirén.

Kosei Sakamoto presents his choreographic works Monster and Kizahashi/EDGE at the Full Moon Dance Festival.  He also holds a five-day workshop at which he selects five dancers to participate in the creation of his next dance piece.

Ervi Sirén holds a four-day workshop at Morishita Studio in Tokyo and chooses Japanese dancers/performers for the creation of her next work.

Aerial Ferryman and Street, two pieces choreographed by Sirén, are presented at Bird Theatre Festival 4.

Ervi Sirén and Aake Otsala work together with five selected Japanese dancers/performers and lighting designer Takayuki Fujimoto to create a new piece KITE at Tokyo`s Morita Studio.

Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 5:30pm
BankART Studio NYK NYK Hall 3-9 Kaigan-dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0002 JAPAN Tel: +81(0)45-663-2812

500 yen (No Reservations)/ Free for TPAM pass holdersInquiries: Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication(PARC) Tel: +81(0)3-5724-4660  info@parc-jc.org

Kosei Sakamoto carries out the creation of a new piece Ash is falling with five pre-selected Finnish dancers and lighting designer Takayuki Fujimoto.

Kosei Sakamoto`s new work Ash is falling is presented in the program of ZODIAK`s spring season.
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Choreographer: Kosei Sakamoto
Performers: Johanna Ikola /Meeri Altmets /Kaisa Niemi /Jarkko Lehmus /Ville Oinonen
Lighting Designer: Takayuki Fujimoto

This piece considers dance and the body within the context of the potential problems of civilization, as approached from the “nuclear,” an issue which has differentiated this century from others and continues to cast the human race into turmoil.  Early 20th century poet Tatsuji Miyoshi`s poem “Ash is Falling” provides the sub-text for this consideration`s vault into a dance piece.

KITE, choreographed by Ervi Sirén, is presented at Kuopio Dance Festival as an Invitational Performance.

Ash is falling, choreographed by Kosei Sakamoto, is performed at Full Moon Dance Festival as an Invitational Performance.

At Bird Theatre Festival 5, KITE and Ash is falling are presented in a double bill.