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Yamazaki Kota


Grants Awarded

1999 | Dance | Indonesia

For participation in a project undertaken by Indonesian Dance Festival

1997 | 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


Performance / United States

Kota Yamazaki / Fluid hug-hug | Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination

December 13, 2017 - December 15, 2017

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.

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Grantee: Yamazaki Kota

Performance / United States

Live Feed In-Process - A Sketch for Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non--Opera, Becoming

May 18, 2018 - May 19, 2018

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.

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Grantee: Yamazaki Kota