A leading South American choreographer conjures up a bold vision out of a residency in Japan
Making his second appearance at Kyoto Experiment, the prominent Buenos Aires-based dancer and choreographer Luis Garay is known for his lucidly conceived work. At the 2014 festival he caused a stir with his double bill
on the limits of the body: Maneries, a rigorously choreographed solo piece that examined “the body as linguistic material,” and Mental Activity, which dealt with material substance and the body on equal terms, and surrounded the performers on stage with a mountain of junk. For this festival, Garay premieres a new work developed out of a residency in Japan.
With his interests in science, philosophy, and new concepts of the body, Garay here explores the nature of the body in Japan, a nation that helped pioneer social media.
Through such works as Cocooning, which premiered in 2015 at Montpellier Danse, and Under de si, his collaboration with Argentinian artist Diego Bianchi that presented the dancer’s body as an installation at the 2015 Wiener Festwochen, Garay has demonstrated fresh concepts for the body.
This new work continues his project: a “performed installation” featuring locally recruited dancers and performers arranged in the venue, around whom the audience wanders. Luis Garay is joined by his long-time partners Vanina Scolavino and Ismael Pinkler, and also collaborates with Japanese composer and musician OORUTAICHI, and the Belgian-Franc lighting designer Sylvie Melis.
Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance
North Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto
13 Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
10 min. walk from Exit 1, Higashiyama Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway
Suitable for 16 years and older
|Adult||Adv. ¥3,000 / Day ¥3,500|
|Youth, Student||Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000|
|Senior||Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000|
|High School Student||Adv. ¥1,000 / Day ¥1,000|
Youth tickets → Up to 25
Senior tickets → 65 & Up
Regular seats not provided.