Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug OQ

When 5 Jun 2015 - 6 Jun 2015
Where Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
Cost $25/$20 Japan Society members
Enquiry (212) 832-1155

Global traditions flow together in this latest work by Bessie Award-winning choreographer Kota Yamazaki (left). Inspired by Japanese ritual poetry readings held at the Imperial Palace, Yamazaki’s OQ (ōkyu is the phonetic reading of the Japanese word for “palace”) features dancers from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds including Western contemporary, butoh and hip-hop. Within a space designed by award-winning New York architect collective SO-IL that complements the dancers’ fluid motions, Yamazaki’s palace, with its own rituals and customs, comes to life before our very eyes.

Friday, June 5 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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