"6th Kazuo Ohno Festival"

BankArt Studio NYK

poster for "6th Kazuo Ohno Festival"

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In the first half of this year, giants of the 20th-century dance world Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham, Misako Miya and Michael Jackson among others, passed away one after another. As time flies inexorably past us, those who fail to make themselves heard are swiftly forgotten in the twinkle of an eye.

In this 6th installment of the festival, Kazuo Ohno looks back on the past, focusing on one of the pioneers of Beijing opera from the 30s, modern dance that emerged in the 40s, and the origins of butoh dance, "Kinjiki (forbidden color)" from 1959, approaching these works from modern viewpoints. Additionally, continuing where last year's theme of "ba" (site) left off, Ohno and various other participants will transform BankART Studio's huge space into a "theater". Also being held is "Respect Pina Bausch", a special event that commemorates the passing of an artist who had a close relationship with Ohno.

Festival Opening
Date & Time: September 25th (Fri) 19:00-
Free admission
19:30 Lecture by Osamu Sasaki (director, Nippon Cultural Center)
20:30 Special Performance by Zuni Icosahedron
20:50 Reception

Performance "Tears of Barren Hill" by Zuni Icosahedron
Dates & Times: September 26th (Sat) 16:00-/ September 27th (Sun) 16:00-
Location: BankART Studio NYK 3F
Producer: Danny Yung
Fee: Advance ¥2000, Same day ¥2500, High school students and under free

AAPA "Covers"
AAPA (Away at Performing Arts) is a group of artists which has developed a unique practice by exploring new possibilities of "ba (site)" and collaborating with spaces.
Date & Times: October 3rd (Sat) Matinee 16:00-/ Soiree 19:30-
*Talk event by performers will be held after matinee show.
Location: BankART Studio NYK 3F
Fee: Advance ¥2000, Same day ¥2500, High school students and under free

Yokohama Dance Kaiwai 2009
Performers: Natsu Nakajima, Kenjirubien, Hitsujiya Shirotama & Skunk (Yubiwa Hotel), Go Anai, Maki Tabata, Masahide Omori
Date & Time: October 4th (Sun) 14:30-
Reception desk: BankART Studio NYK 1F
*Detailed route will be announced on the day of the event.
Fee: Advance ¥1500, Same day ¥2000, High school students and under free

Exhibition "Respect Pina Bausch"
Pina Bausch passed away suddenly this year. On display are photographs and footage of an interview (2006) and rehearsal (1982) with her that will offer viewers a look back at the career of this influential figure, not only in the realm of dance but also a variety of other fields.
Dates & Time: September 25th (Fri)-October 18th (Sun) 11:30-19:00
Location: BankART Studio NYK 3F
Free admission

For reservation, please email ohnofes@bankart1929.com with your name, date of the performance, and number of tickets.



From 2009-09-25 To 2009-10-18



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