TAB Talks #15 Featuring Yokohama Vol.2 "Dance 'Here & Now' - Reconsidering Early 21st c. Contemporary Dance"

BankArt Studio NYK

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Coinciding with the highly anticipated international contemporary art exhibition to be held this fall, the Yokohama Triennale 2008, we are hosting a total of 3 TAB Talks! Volumes 1 & 2 will be held at BankART Mini on the 1st floor of BankART Studio NYK, one of the venues for the Yokohama Triennale.

TAB Talk Vol.2 takes as its theme contemporary dance, whose bodily expressions will also be one of the subjects of the Yokohama Triennale, bringing together various artists active in the contemporary dance scene.

Joining us for Vol.2 will be Keisuke Sakurai. Sakurai has made a strong impact on contemporary dance with his unique concept of "kodomo shintai (child body)". He also organized "Azumabashi Dance Crossing", which introduces dance in a unique omnibus format that crosses this particular form of art with the latest modes of bodily expression taken from various other genres such as theater and music.

Drawing on his wealth of video archive material, Sakurai will introduce the post-2000 Japanese contemporary dance scene while sharing his own thoughts on the subject with the audience.

Anyone interested in contemporary dance and other forms of bodily expression, as well as those for whom this will be a tentative first exposure to dance at the Yokohama Triennale, are all welcome!

The bilingual talk (Japanese/English) will last about 2 hours. Right after, we'll have a short segment called the 30-second Pitch. Several members of the audience will be invited to introduce themselves to the audience, promote a recent project, or announce a new product, website or company in under 30 seconds. If you're interested, please give your name and contact info at the reception table. Then for another hour, we'll have drinks, chatting, and networking among guests and audience members.

Cooperation: BankART1929
Aid: Yokohama Arts Foundation
Location: BankART Studio NYK 1F (BankART Mini)


Keisuke Sakurai
Musician. "Azumabashi Dance Crossing" organizer. Wrote "Nishi-Azabu Dance School" and "Dancing All Night", and produced the dance performance "Azumabashi Dance Crossing" among others. Has held lectures and workshops such as "Rediscovering Dance" and "Inventing Dance". Attempted to search for a more alternative approach to dance by tackling it as a dance competition judge, and also as a musician working collaboratively with choreographers.



2008-09-07 from 13:00 to 16:00
Doors open 12:45


Keisuke Sakurai



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