Canadian choreographer and live artist Dana Michel comes to Japan for a research residency for her new work. Previously introduced at Kyoto Experiment 2021 Spring, Michel creates and presents work internationally that breaks down various social norms and preconceived notions with a unique choreographic language. Michel will conduct research in Kinosaki, Hyogo Prefecture and Kyoto for her new work on the theme of trust, which is scheduled to be presented at the festival in 2023. During the residency period, talks will be held at Kinosaki International Arts Center and Kyoto Experiment 2022 to announce the results of the residency.
Residency Dates: 10.4 (Tue)-10.16 (Sun)
Residency Location: Kinosaki International Arts Center (Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture)
☞ Talk (in Kinosaki)
Date: 10.12 (Wed) 19:00
Venue: Kinosaki International Arts Center
Speaker: Dana Michel
☞ Talk (in Kyoto)
Date: 10.15 (Sat) 11:00-12:30
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Kyoto Art Center
Speaker: Dana Michel
Born in Ottawa, Canada in 1976, Dana Michel is a choreographer and live artist based in Montreal. Her works interact with the expanded fields of improvisation, sculpture, hip-hop, comedy, cinematography, dub, and social commentary to create an empathetic centrifuge of experience. Before graduating from the BFA program in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University in her late twenties, Michel was a marketing executive, competitive runner and football player. In 2014 she was awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe at lmPulsTanz, and was highlighted among notable female choreographers of the year by the New York Times. In 2017, she was awarded the Silver Lion for Innovation in Dance at the Venice Biennale. Recently, she was awarded the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art. She is currently touring three solo performance works, Yellow Towel (2013), Mercurial George (2016) and CUTLASS SPRING (2019). She is associate artist with Par B. L. eux.
Organized by Kyoto Experiment and Kinosaki International Arts Center (Toyooka City)
Supported by the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in fiscal 2022