Japanese Contemporary Dance Media 2005
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On the occasion of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography's tenth anniversary, the "Contemporary Dance Media" exhibition examines the body, that most familiar medium, and contemplates its expressive potency. It aims to reconsider the body, which acts as the transceiver for all forms of artistic expression, as a medium, and to uncover important hints useful in considering the topology of works of art and media. From a plethora of physical means of expression this exhibition selects as its subject contemporary dance in Japan, which has broken free of the modern art, theater and subculture genres to garner widespread attention. This is the first exhibition focusing on contemporary dance to be held by an art museum in Japan.
This exhibition features installations by three major Japanese contemporary dance companies who are active overseas. Condors, the Strange Kinoko Dance Company and Nibroll use the individuality of their members to the fullest in creating organic pieces and producing new forms of group work. The pieces performed in this space are new works commissioned especially for this exhibition.