"Bestiaire" Performance Event

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

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Bestiaire (Bestiary) is a set of five choreographic works created specifically for Hors Pistes Tokyo 2012 based on the Bestiary series of films by Chris Marker over the years from 1990 to 1994 (Cat Listening to Music, Slon Tango, Bullfight in Okinawa, An Owl is An Owl is An Owl). Adapted to suit the specific configuration of the Hara Museum courtyard garden, each work connects the films, dancers, music and movements in an original theatrical form that blends the different time-space aspects of stage and screen. Bestiaire comprises a collaborative narration between Maroussia Vossen, dancer, choreographer and teacher; the Tokyo-based company crewimburnny; the performers Contact Gonzo from Osaka; and the renowned tenor saxophonist Yasuaki Shimizu, who adds harmony and counterpoint to the dancers’ steps.

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