Performance

Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug<br><em>OQ</em>
DANCE

Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug
OQ

Friday, June 5, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015

New York Premiere
Japan Society Commission

Global traditions flow together in this latest work by Bessie Award-winning choreographer Kota Yamazaki (left). Inspired by Japanese ritual poetry readings held at the Imperial Palace, Yamazaki's OQ (ōkyu is the phonetic reading of the Japanese word for "palace") features dancers from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds including Western contemporary, butoh and hip-hop. Within a space designed by award-winning New York architect collective SO-IL that complements the dancers' fluid motions, Yamazaki's palace, with its own rituals and customs, comes to life before our very eyes.

Tickets:
$25/$20 Japan Society members

Friday, June 5 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.






OQ is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellow Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is supported by The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN Program.

The presentation of OQ at Japan Society was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Art’s National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 



The creation of OQ was also partly supported with a Dance in Process residency at the Gibney Dance Center.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.



Image: OQ © Tim Trumble; Kota Yamazaki, courtesy of the artist.

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