Grants Awarded1999 | Dance | Indonesia
For participation in a project undertaken by Indonesian Dance Festival1997 | Dance | Indonesia
to participate in the Indonesia and Japan segments of the ACC's Triangle Arts Program, a multilateral exchange program exploring issues of artistic crativity, technical support, and interpretation in different cultures
Philosophy, dance, and folklore merge in Bessie Award-winning choreographer Kota Yamazaki’s latest work inspired by French writers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of a “dance of darkness,” and Japan’s Goze music tradition. Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination explores the fragile body, the vaporizing body, and the body as an absorbing force.
Kota received ACC fellowships in 1997 and 1999 for exchanges with Indonesia.
The third installment of ACC grantee and dancer/choreographer Kota Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series is a non-operatic celebration of “becoming others”. Inspired by writings of authors Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and Butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”, the series explores the idea of the body as a black hole.
Grantee: Yamazaki Kota