KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2016 SPRING

2016.3.5-3.27

Choy Ka Fai
SoftMachine: Surjit & Rianto
Dance|SINGAPORE and BERLIN Japan Premiere 3/11-3/13

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    Video Still from "SoftMachine: Rianto" © Choy Ka Fai

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    Video Still from "SoftMachine: Rianto" © Choy Ka Fai

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    Video Still from "SoftMachine: Rianto" © Choy Ka Fai

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    Video Still from "SoftMachine: Surjit" © Choy Ka Fai

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    Video Still from "SoftMachine: Surjit" © Choy Ka Fai

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    Video Still from "SoftMachine: Surjit" © Choy Ka Fai

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    Video Still from "SoftMachine: Surjit" © Choy Ka Fai

An expedition across the choreographic landscape of Asia

How can we search for and grasp the memories, experiences, and physical language of dancers? Berlin-based Singapore artist Choy Ka Fai employs the means of art, design, and technology to research choreographers and dancers. His SoftMachine series is an attempt to create an impossible lexicon of contemporary dance in Asia, first launched at Kyoto Experiment 2012 with a showcase of the work of contact Gonzo’s Yuya Tsukahara.

Since then Choy Ka Fai has continued his research for SoftMachine, and here presents the work of two dancers and choreographers: Surjit Nongmeikapam, from India, and Rianto, from Indonesia. Both have studied the classical dance of their respective countries but also work with the contemporary means absent from traditional forms. This documentary work is an opportunity to witness the rich bodies of the dancers rip into the schematic understanding of Asia. For Japanese audiences, the direction of this research taking us deep into Asian physicality emerges with a poignancy that goes beyond dance.

Dates

March 11(Fri) 19:30-
12(Sat) 15:00-*
13(Sun) 19:00-

*Post-performance talk

※Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance

Venue

Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center

546-2, Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

*5 min. walk from Exit 22 or 24, Shijo Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway, Karasuma Station, Hankyu Line

Duration

100 min. (with intervals)

Langage

Performed in English with Japanese subtitles and consecutive interpretation

Tickets

Adult Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000
Youth, Student Adv. ¥2,000 / Day ¥2,500
Senior Adv. ¥2,000 / Day ¥2,500
High School Student
and Younger
Adv. ¥1,000 / Day ¥1,000
Pair ¥4,500 (Advance only)

Youth tickets → Up to 25
Senior tickets → 65 & Up
*Unreserved Seating

Available from December 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m.

Exhibition

Period: March 5(Sat)- March 13(Sun)
Open everyday, Free admission
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Kyoto Art Center

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