Kota Yamazaki Dance Showcase + Presentation

Kota Yamazaki / Body Arts Laboratory

YPAM Fringe United States Japan Dance / Physical theatre Butoh Lecture / Talk / Discussion Japan premiere


KITANAKA BRICK&WHITE BRICK North 3F 5-57-2 Kitanakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0003

Date (UTC+9)

12.18 Sun 15:00 - 16:30

Japanese and English
Wheelchair support
Wheelchair access


Professional    ¥500

Audience        ¥1,000

PART I: A WIP showing of excerpted materials from Shadows Creep In From One-foot Under A Table- a new dance by Tokyo/NY-based choreographer Kota Yamazaki. The new work will premiere at BankART Station in Yokohama on Dec 28-30, 2022. Re-imagining and taking inspirations from Tatsumi Hijikata’s Hosotan, Yamazaki explores multi-dimensionality of darkness of body. From an abandoned, aging or marginalized body to slimy, marshy and alien-like beings, this work dives into a journey of opening up the depth of the body of darkness. *This new work includes choreographic materials from I, Ghost, the, Other(self) or You, which was originally presented at DaBY’s Tryout program as part of YAPM 2021. PART II: A talk by Kota Yamazaki, about Yamazaki’s relationship to and current thoughts on (and beyond) Tatsumi Hijikata’s “dance of darkness.” Yamazaki, as an artist who has passed through “dance of darkness,” questions what can be passed down to artists of the future generations. Q&A with audience members will follow this talk.

Translation : mina

Choreography: Kota Yamazaki  http://Kotayamazaki.com

Perfomed by Kana Anayama, Kaho Kogure, Kazuhito Tsuruga, Mina Nishimura, Yuki Miyawaki, Asuka Ymanobe, and Kota Yamazaki
Music: Yoshio Otani, Kenta Nagai

Organized by Body Arts Laboratory
Co- Organized by Dance Base Yokohama


Kota Yamazaki

Kota Yamazaki

Trained Butoh under Akira Kasai. A recipient of the Bessie Award of 2007, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artist Award of 2013, National Dance Project of 2012 and 2015, NYFA Fellowship 2016, Guggenheim Fellowship 2018, and Doris Duke Foundation Performing Artist Recovery Fund of 2021. Director of Body Arts Laboratory, Dance Faculty at Bennington College, Dance Base Yokohama Guest Artist.

Translation : mina