The Social Network for Innovators in Motion
Time: April 24, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Capoeira Angola on 14th street
Street: 104 West 14th street #3
City/Town: Ny NY 10011
Website or Map: http://www.vangeline.com
Event Type: dance, class
Organized By: Vangeline
Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2011
Sunday April 24
Butoh Master Class with Kota Yamazaki
Hosted by Vangeline Theater
at Capoeira Angola
104 West 14th street
Between 6th and 7th avenue
Dancer/Choreographer, Kota Yamazaki was born in Niigata and graduated from Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, Japan.
In 1977, Yamazaki was introduced to butoh through the teaching of Akira Kasai; then in 1981 started studying classical ballet under the late Hirofumi Inoue. In 1989, Yamazaki was invited to work with Daniel Larrieu at CNDC in Angers, France; then became a finalist in The Platform of Bognolet Competition in France in 1994. He was also invited to join in the TAP (Triangle Arts Program) artist exchange program in 1997. Since the establishment of his first company, rosy co. in 1996, he has created a number of works with the company including: What's Wrong (1996); Picnic (1997); Chinoise Flower (1999); FoisGras (2000); Cholon (2001).
Untill its close in 2001, rosy co. performed internationally at festivals and theaters such as Indonesian Dance Festival, Place Theater in London, Biennale Nationale de Danse Val-de Marine in France, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Arizona State University, Bates Dance Festival, Buena Center for the Arts, Chicago Columbia College Dance Center, University of Massachusetts/Amherst and Yorkshire Dance Festival amongst others.
In 2002, Yamazaki founded New York-based dance group, Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug. The company was established on the policy of "traveling, exchanging and exploring" and has been invited to perform at Chicago Columbia College Dance Center, Global Dance Festival, Arizona State University, PICA; TBA Festival, University of Riverside, The NUS for the Arts, SPAC, Bank Art, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Painted Bride Art Center, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, Danspace Project among others.
space is limited, pre- registration is required