A new style of dance with no boundary between stage and auditorium
Ayaka Nakama is a rising talent who, aside from dancing in a host of productions by choreographers from Japan and overseas, also produces her own work. This latest piece is a newly recreated Kyoto version of her solo work Freeway Dance, that premiered in 2019.
For this work, Nakama interviewed Kyoto residents and others about their memories of the first time they danced, and choreographed her dance based on these memories. The venue will be ‘landscaped’ with a jumble of objects and things, and over its four-hour running time, the dance will unfold inside the garden set, taking these personal memories as its departure point. The work is like a movement that suffuses a small universe, which the audience experiences while freely roaming the garden. There’s no boundary between stage and auditorium, or between dancer and audience; there isn’t even a clear start and finish. It’s as if everything comes together in pleasant harmony at this virtual garden superimposed on the performance space. Come and witness as the work lightheartedly yet radically dismantles creative conventions, opening up new possibilities for dance works.
3.19 (Fri) 15:00
3.20 (Sat) 15:00 ★
3.21 (Sun) 15:00
The venue box office is located inside the Multi-purpose Hall.
Audiences will be guided to the Auditorium at the performance start time.
★Post-show Talk →An Artist Talk will be held during ‘Flea-market-time’ on 3.20 (Sat) instead of the Post-show Talk.
Duration: 240min (including 'meal-time' 'Flea-market-time')
*Re-entry to the performance at any time. ‘Meal-time’ ‘Flea-market-time’ at 1hr 30min in to the performance.
Please note smoke effects will be used during this performance.
*Measures against coronavirus (COVID-19) for visitors will be taken in accordance with the festival's coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines.
546-2 Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8156
- 5 minutes’ walk from exits 22 and 24 of Shijo Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line) and Karasuma Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line)
- Kyoto City Bus Nos 3, 5, 201, 203 or 207 to “Shijo Karasuma”. 5 minutes’ walk from stop.
Born in Oita Prefecture in 1992, Ayaka Nakama is a dancer based in Kobe. Nakama trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (London) before continuing her studies as a scholarship student at dB Academy (Kobe) and receiving the Dancer Encouragement Award. She has worked with Mika Kurosawa, Reina Kimura, Toshiki Okada (chelfitsch), contact Gonzo among others. In 2018 she became an associate artist of Dance Box. In 2019 she premiered her work Freeway Dance produced by Dance Box.
Dance: Ayaka Nakama
Dramaturge: Shunsuke Manabe
Contributors of the memories (choreographies): Tsubasa Ako, Tadao Okamoto, Juliet Reiko Knapp, Yusuke Nakama, and others Scenography: Yohei Hashiguchi (garden gypsy)
Stage Manager: Kazushi Ota
Lighting: Asako Miura, Ai Aoyama, Tomoko Morita
Sound: Bunsho Nishikawa
Paper Moon maker: Phan Trong Khuong
Management: DANCE BOX
Production: DANCE BOX
Co-production: Kyoto Experiment (Recreation ver. / Kyoto) Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council and National Arts Council
Presented by Kyoto Experiment