A glimpse into the chaos: the expressive universe of dance
With his unique movements that draw on genres ranging from butoh to parkour, dancer Masaru Kakio has established himself in the Kansai performing arts scene as a true one-of-a-kind. Kakio also has several solo works to his name, and his 2019 solo dance piece The future of LOVE was particularly well-received as breaking new ground for him as a creator. This latest offering hopes to ride on the momentum of that work.
The new work, which Kakio created for Kyoto Experiment, “confronts dance head-on, inquiring into the chaotic origins of movement and ultimately presenting its unadorned value.” According to him, “dancing doesn’t provide any answers, but I find my whole body unexpectedly reaching some sort of understanding.” The work and its creative process promise to show us how to apprehend and express the world physically, rather than mentally or verbally, and offer new insight into the creation of dance works.
2.26 (Fri) 19:00
2.27 (Sat) 17:00 ★
2.28 (Sun) 17:00
Doors open 30 min. prior to the performance.
★ Post-show Talk
Duration: 60 min
Masaru Kakio is a dancer and choreographer based in Osaka. While strongly influenced by modern dance and Kazuo Ohno’s butoh, his work also interacts with the fields of contemporary music, philosophy, film and street culture. Since 2004, he has made guest appearances in Toshiko Oka’s Ensemble Sonne. Between 2006 to 2009 he was active as a member of contact Gonzo. He has performed in Invisible Man (2003) choreographed by Zan Yamashita, Sea Water (2014) in collaboration with Yukichi Matsumoto and Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Monkeys and Mortale (2015) choreographed by Jareo Osamu, Prayer (2015) choreographed by Nora Chipaumire and The Operation Theatre (2017) choreographed by Toshiko Oka. In 2018 he was selected for the FIDCDMX (Mexico) Solo Dance Competition. In 2019, Kakio's first solo dance work Ai no Yukue premiered at Dance Box, Kobe.
Direction, Choreography, Performance: Masaru Kakio Lighting: Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Sound: Bunsho Nishikawa
Stage Manager: Mao Sakai
Production Manager: Kei Saito (ROHM Theatre Kyoto)
Production: Masaru Kakio
Co-production: Kyoto Experiment
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council and National Arts Council
Presented by Kyoto Experiment