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Contemporary Dance: Dance Theatron No. 9

Artistic Director : Maki Asami
Production Director : Miki Yoko
Lighting : Ogasawara Jun
Sound Design : Kawada Yasuo
Stage Manager : Shibazaki Dai
Sponsored by : Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

Choreography : Kisanuki Kuniko
Scenery : Shima Jiro
Costume Designer : Domoto Kyoko
Music Compilation : Seki Katsuo
Kisanuki Kuniko
Uemura Naoka Lina Ritchie Nakashima Akiko Hamaguchi Ayako
Someya Junko Ogino Yasuyo MILLA Kojima Haruko
Kon Mihoko Yokoyama Ai Yoshida Megumi Kusumi Nao
Sawada Yuki Tachiyama Risa Fukutome Mari Imazu Masaharu
Miura Hiroyuki
Kisanuki Kuniko
Kisanuki Kuniko started to dance as a solo dancer in 1981. The Tefu Tefu series (1982-1988) shaped her early style. After 1984, she performed in the United States, Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Germany and other countries and was favorably received in each country. In recent years, she has danced duos and ensembles as well, expanding the sphere of her activities. Off stage, she is involved in exchanges with many people through her own workshops and other activities. She is the representative of the dancing group néo. Her major works include Komuheritakina; Yes, No, Yes, No (created jointly with Kasai Akira); and TOO BRIGHT TO SEE, TOO DARK TO SEE.
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Choreogaphy : Nakamura Shinji
Scenery : Kojima Tsuneo
Costume Designer : Takahashi Konomi
Music : Sakaide Masami
Kawano Mako Asano Tsukasa Araki Sachi Umeda Keiko
Inamura Haru Kato Akemi Miyamoto Mai Yoshikoshi Hitomi
Tezuka Norie Aoki Norikazu Sakata Mamoru Nakagawa Ken
Yomogisawa Taishi Kato Kenji Nao Maro Kawano Fumio
Inohara Nobuhiro Yoshimaru Syuichiro
Nakamura Shinji
Nakamura Shinji studied under Honda Shigeharu and Sato Norie. After graduating from the Mudra Center, an international training school for performing arts in Belgium headed by Maurice Béjart, he became a member of L'ensemble Ballet in Belgium. Upon returning to Japan, he formed the Natural Dance Theatre. In addition to giving performances on his own, he has appeared in numerous works that transcend all categories, as well as modern, classical and jazz dances. Nakamura was often asked to choreograph works for public performances and competitions and has won many awards for his choreography. In 1995, he received the Muramatsu Award and the Contemporary Dance Association of Japan Best Dancer Award. His work Alice, which was performed at the NNTT, was first in the ranking of works by Japanese choreographers in 1998, and he won the 2000 Eguchi Takaya Prize for Pinocchio. Nakamura's major works include Alice, Pinocchio, Hiruekanimodoko and Watashi ni Kisu Shite.

June 2003 Saturday 21 Sunday 22
2:00pm   X
6:00pm X  
The theatre opens 60 minutes before the curtain rises.

Available from Wednesday 12 March, 2003 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

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Price ¥5,250 ¥4,200 ¥3,150

[EXPECT][Tokyo_Dance_Hall]Two Days for Powerful Dance.
Two Days for Dramatic Dance.

Kisanuki Kuniko's appeal is her simple solo dance while Nakamura Shinji excels in dramatic group work. Both are accomplished dancers who have established their own style and have influenced dancing circles in Japan. The two dancers, who were formerly featured and highly acclaimed in the NNTT's Dance Planet series, will present their respective new and larger-scale works for the forthcoming Dance Theatron No. 9. Kisanuki, joined by members of the dancing group néo, which she heads, creates a dancing universe that has a characteristic feeling of transparency and is always one step ahead of the times, while Nakamura dances freely to express images conjured up by human beings that have fallen into the "hole" called Tokyo. These dancers express exactly the true value of contemporary dance, which looks at the present and leads towards the future. Through their bodily expressions, Kisanuki and Nakamura send boundless messages about human existence and dance.