Bridge Dance Festival: KAORI SEKI Co. PUNCTUMUN | water and tears

Bridge Dance Festival: KAORI SEKI Co. PUNCTUMUN | water and tears

Kaori Seki, Masashi Koyama

Fri, April 27, 2018

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$12 - $15 Online, $17 Door

Bridge Dance Festival: KAORI SEKI Co. PUNCTUMUN | water and tears
Bridge Dance Festival: KAORI SEKI Co. PUNCTUMUN | water and tears
The U.S. tour of “water and tears” is funded in part by The Japan Foundation Performing Arts Japan (PAJ); and Arts Council Tokyo (ACT); and supported by National Performance Network and Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) and the U.S.-Japan Cultural Trade Network (CTN).

The creation of “water and tears” was funded in part NPN/VAN and supported by CTN.

“water and tears” was created as part of the U.S.-Japan Connection, an international program of NPN/VAN, supported by Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Fusebox, Links Hall and Flynn Center for the Performing Arts have participated in the bi-national initiative since 2014 and collaborated throughout the planning and implementation of the development and tour of “water and tears”. Creative residencies were hosted by the three presenters in the U.S. and by Dance Box Kobe in Japan.

- Choreography & Direction: Kaori Seki
- Performers: Masashi Koyama, Kaori Seki
- Choreographic Assistance: Yui Yabuki
- Under study: Kozue Takamiya
- Lighting design: Kiyotoshi Endo 
- Sound direction: Yuji Tsutsumida
- Sound operation: Masahide Ando
- Technical direction: Chikage Yuyama
- Costumes: Midori Hagino
- Company management: Kumi Hiraoka, Yoko Kawasaki
- Production: Dantai Seki Kaori
- Supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Kaori Seki
Kaori Seki
Kaori Seki began studying classical ballet at the age of five and performing in modern and contemporary dance from the age of 18 while simultaneously also creating her own choreography. She has presented her work publicly since 2013 and established her company, KAORI SEKI Co. PUNCTUMUN, in 2013. In recent years, she has developed an interest in the ecology of humans, animals, and plants as well as sensory functions, staging work in Japan and overseas that incorporates such elements as smell and other senses. In 2012, Seki was the winner of the French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer at Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2012 for Hetero, co-choreographed with Teita Iwabuchi, and the Next Generation Choreographer Award at the Toyota Choreography Award 2012. Her other accolades include the Elsur Foundation New Face Award in 2013 and Japan Dance Forum Award 2016. She was a fiscal 2014–17 junior fellow at The Saison Foundation.
Masashi Koyama
Koyama encountered dance at the age of 22. After he studied International Business in USA, he worked as an office worker in Japan, which he quite at the age of 25 to become a dancer. In addition to work as a dancer in various choreographer’s works, Koyama is also active as a choreographer. Since 2015 he is a member of Kaori Seki Co.PUNCTUMUN.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618