Choreographies

Own Choreographies

Pulsing Fluids

 

Premier:

May 5, 2018, Tokyo Babylon Theater –  TOKYO, JAPAN

Award:

Award of Dance Stages Sanghai Dance Festival – Sanghai, China

Performed:

Dance  Stages Sanghai Dance Festival – Sanghai, China

26-28 September / 2018, 2nd DANCESTAGES Shanghai Dance Festival, Shanghai, China – Festival Awarded

6 April / 2019, National Dance Theater, Budapest, Hungary

1 June / 2019, International Comic Dance Festival, Jeju, Korea

12 October / 2019, Busan International Dance Market, Busan, Korea

18 March / 2020, National Dance Theater, Budapest, Hungary

 

 “The nectar is flowing from my blood. Truncated instinct.
Lie still for me!
There is no border. I am flying to the certainty of deep.”

Batarita

 

Choreographer, visual design, dance: Batarita

Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs

Costume: HORNYÁK Isty, Batarita

Photo: YASUDA Kei

Special thanks to: PINTÉR Gábor

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Hair OFF

 

Premier:

30 August, 2014, Internationale Tanzmesse NRW – DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY

 

Performed:

Trufesta International Dance Festival – Lagos, Nigeria

National Dance Theatre – Budapest, Hungary

Mediawave Festival – Komarom, Hungary

 

“Human being goes in fear of his attainment, his beauty, his life. 
He is not able to let them go. He insists on everything. 
Meanwhile body parts are los;, they are cut.”

Batarita

 

Choreographer, dance, costume, light: Batarita

Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs

Set: Batarita, PINTÉR Gábor

Production Coordinator, photo: PINTÉR Gábor

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Sounds with the wind…

 

Premier:

10 December, 2012, Feszek Artist Club, Cupola Hall – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

Galerie Paris – Yokohama, Japan

Bird Theater – Tottori, Japan

Kalyanamit  – ChiangMai, Thailand

 

“Human being goes in fear of his attainment, his beauty, his life. 
He is not able to let them go. He insists on everything. 
Meanwhile, body parts are lost, they are cut.”

Batarita

 

Choreography, dance, set, costume, light: Batarita

Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs, Kiyo Kito Taiko First Hungarian Drum Grup + Montage

Production Coordinator, photo: PINTÉR Gábor

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Seasons

/solo dance/

 

Premier:

10 December, 2012, Feszek Artist Club, Cupola Hall – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

MERLiN Theatre – Budapest, Hungary

National Dance Theater – Budapest, Hungary

in Hungary at several outdoor place

Mujeres en la Danza Festival – Quito, Ecuador 

The Women International Butoh Festival – Guanajuato, Mexico

EXIT – Schlossbröllin, Germany

TPAM2012, Paris Galerie – Yokohama, Japan

Busan International Dance Market – Busan, South Korea

SIDance Festival – Seoul, Korea

Rakudoan theater – Tokyo, Japan

Trufesta International Dance Festival – Lagos, Nigeria

Guadalajara, Mexico

 Auditorio Cecatur – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Thong Lor Art Space – Bangkok, Thailand

Help ChiangMai! Festival – Chiangmai, Thailand

Micro Body Language-Body Art Festival, Concert Hall – Xi’an, China

KROKI International Dance Festival, Juliusa Slowackiego Theater – Krakow, Poland

 

About
The antecedents of the piece were four site-specific performances in the nature: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Later these nature-related shows turned into urban interventions in the city of Budapest and Tokyo. SEASONS is the stage adaptation and the essence of this performance series.

Gentle and low, spiritual and profane, ancient and contemporary are all appear in the piece. BATARITA playing with her body in the way that from time to time it turns to ignoble, to man, to woman or even to an animal. Her character is the emerging instinct-being that lies deep in the human body.

 

Choreographer, performer, costume: Batarita

Composer: KEREK István

Production Assistant: PINTÉR Gábor

Photo: PASTOR Alfredo

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Restricted Area

 

Premier:

11. January 2005. Trafo House of Contemporary Arts – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

National Dance Theater – Budapest, Hungary

 

Duration: 40′

 

Performers: Feicht Zoltán, Ihaza Festus, Musitz Dóra, Fazekas Péter, Illés Zsuzsa, Nagy Annamária, Pétery Melinda, Tóth Tímea, Szabó Péter, batarita

Live music: Kerek István, Xrc

Light design, video: Szabó Péter

Light technician: Payer Ferenc

Set, costume design: batarita

Make-up: Tóth Árpád

Production assistant: Kókai Ildikó

Special thanks to Kelemen Zsuzska, Trendl László

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Lidérc

 

Premier:

National Dance Theater – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

Mediawave Festival – Győr, Hungary

 

Performers: FEICHT Zoltán, Ihaza FESTUS, M. KECSKÉS András, Batarita
Live music: Kerek István, Xrc
Set, costume, light design: Batarita

Yours…?!

 

Premier:

2002., 1st Duet Dance Festival – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
1st Prize of the Jury & Audience Prize

 

Performed:

2006

The Royal Command Performance – Thailand Cultural Centre-Main Hall, Bangkok, Thailand

2004

Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

2003

Contemporary Dance Festival, Bytom, Poland

Budapest International Contemporary Dance Festival – Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Kalisz, Poland – 1st Prize Winner, Best Choreographer

2002

1st Duet Dance Festival, Festival First Prize Winner – Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Pepsi Island Festival, Budapest, Hungary

 

Duration: 14′

 

“Who doesn’t love ownself, could not love anyone.
Who feels her body dirty, is lost.”

 

Performers: Batarita, FEJES Kitty

Set, costume designe: Batarita

Special thanks to: Hajagos Bálint, Szabó Péter, Bene Györgyi

Photo: Pettendi Szabó Péter

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Moongirl

 

Premier:

26. March 2009., Museum of Fine Arts – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Duration: 50′

 

Dance, costume, set: Batarita

Live music: KEREK István  – violin and other instruments

Visual: PETTENDI SZABÓ Péter

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NO Confrontations

 

Premier:

Premier: 3. April 2008., National Dance Theatre – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Duration: 50′

 

Dancers: Csere Zoltán, Fejes Kitty, Hucker Kata, Illés Zsuzsa, Batarita

Live music: Kerek István, Kovács Balázs – Xrc

Design: Szabó Péter

Set, costume design: Batarita

Production assistant: Pintér Gábor

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Stillness

 

Premier:

18. November 2004. National Dance Theatre – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 Work-in-progress presentation: 4. April 2004. Mediawave Festival, Gyor

 

Duration: 42′

 

The subject ofthe piece is the “Experience of loosing” containing the taboos death and faith. Which one? It doesn’t matter which one, the essence is that something is lost forever. The audience could follow the way of the person changed by this happening, from loosing sense untill the harmony. The body led by the instincts and the lost soul becomes wild animal, floating and finally opens the way to the beauty in this world covered by cascade of inducements. How strong the soul can be in order to recover us.

There are moments in life when our whole life is gone in front of our eyes, from the most terrible moments to the most beautiful ones. The body goes dead, blood is boiling, all the things become senseless. And then once you leave. Brake and lack will stay but the soul becomes stronger and stronger and will be able to step to a new dimension, to accept and to become beautiful.

 

Performer, set and costume design: Batarita

Live music: Kerek István

Special thanks to Kelemen Zsuzska, Trendl László, Szabó Péter, Pintér Gábor, Kókai Ildikó

Death Elements

 

Premier:

18. November 2004. National Dance Theatre – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 Work-in-progress presentation: 4. April 2004. Mediawave Festival, Gyor

 

Duration: 42′

 

The subject ofthe piece is the “Experience of loosing” containing the taboos death and faith. Which one? It doesn’t matter which one, the essence is that something is lost forever. The audience could follow the way of the person changed by this happening, from loosing sense untill the harmony. The body led by the instincts and the lost soul becomes wild animal, floating and finally opens the way to the beauty in this world covered by cascade of inducements. How strong the soul can be in order to recover us.

There are moments in life when our whole life is gone in front of our eyes, from the most terrible moments to the most beautiful ones. The body goes dead, blood is boiling, all the things become senseless. And then once you leave. Brake and lack will stay but the soul becomes stronger and stronger and will be able to step to a new dimension, to accept and to become beautiful.

 

Performer, set and costume design: Batarita

Live music: Kerek István

Special thanks to Kelemen Zsuzska, Trendl László, Szabó Péter, Pintér Gábor, Kókai Ildikó

Ingrata Persona

 

Premier:

2004. Ápril 15., National Dance Theatre – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performers: Gergye Krisztián, Kovács Dániel, M. Kecskés András, Batarita
Music: Grencsó István
Visual design: Szabó Péter

Innards-flower

 

Premier:

2002, MU Theater – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

National Dance Theater – Budapest, Hungary

Szkéné Theater – Budapest, Hungary

Mediawave Festival – Győr, Hungary

 

Performers: Gergye Krisztián, Batarita

Music: Batarita’s montage

Costume: Batarita

Visual design, light: Szabó Péter

 

Coproduction/Collaboration

2016

NAKED MOON

Choreography, dance, costume: SHIN Eunju, Batarita

Light: Batarita

Two women arrive with special and dissonant feeling to the mystic night. Their body are only the shadow of the reality, only the vibrant energy ball.  

 

Premier: 2016, E10, Budapest, Hungary

2015-2016

 

BEING and NOTHINGNESS

 

Idea, directing, video, sound and light design: KAWASAKI Yoshihiro

Choreographers and dancers: SHIN Eunju, SUMI Masayuki, Batarita

 

While this work does current astronomy for a hint,

It is the work that philosophy of the Buddhism was made by a backbone.

With human existence in this space and the meaning?

And with the meaning of the existence of the unit in the terrestrial world?

It progresses while asking them.

 

Premier: 6th October, 2015, International Dance Market, Busan, Korea

Other performance: 2016, National Dance Theater, Budapest, Hungary

 

 

WATER DROP in the FISH-EYE

Performance premier: 2015, National Dance Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

 

Written and directed by Batarita (Hungary)

Kamera and editing by Constantin GEORGESCU (Romania)

Choreography, light: Batarita

Dancers: Batarita,  PYO Sangman (South-Korea)

Music: PYO Sangman, XRC KOVÁCS Balázs (Hungary)

Costume: HORNYÁK Isty (Hungary)

Distributor, producer: Touchpoint Art Foundation (Hungary)

 

„I am man and woman.

I am human and animal.

I am East and West.

I am beauty and ugliness.

I am pleasure and pain.

I am creation and destruction.

I am possession and remittal.

I am love and hate.

I am God and mote.

Everything is complet like this.”

/Batarita/

Film premier: 2016, 26th Mediawave International Film and Music Festival competition program of HUNGARIAN DANCE AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS, Hungary

2014

Woman, BODY

Choreography, dance and visuals by BATARITA, Gabriela CUEVAS ABITIA (Mexico), KIM Yunjung (Korea), Sonoko PROW (Thailand)

Light: Batarita
Music: KEREK István, XRC Kovács Balázs
Costumes: HORNYÁK Isty
Production assistant: PINTÉR Gábor

What does a body carry within itself? What does a body remember?
What does a woman’s body carry within itself? What does a woman’s body remember?
What do women’s bodies from four different corners of the world carry within themselves? What do women’s bodies from four different corners of the world remember?
International co-production opportunities always increase artists’ creativity, especially when this is a long-term opportunity and not just a week or two. This is one the ways in which this creative project differs from others. The team of choreographers from four different parts of the world began working together in December 2013 in Chiangmai, Thailand, where a month-long series of rehearsals was followed by a working performance. The second series of rehearsals, which also lasted for month, and the premier are taking place in Budapest, in the National Dance Theatre. But the project doesn’t stop here! According to plans, another month of co-operative work will precede the Mexican tour, which will provide further opportunities for the re-interpretation of the piece.

Premier: National Dance Theater, Hungary

Performed:

Gudalajara, Mexico
Auditorio Cecatur – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Kalyanamit –  ChiangMai, Thailand

Hidden Dimension

Performers: Batarita (H), KARAS (J)

Music: SEKINO Hideo (J)

2014 – Rakudoan Theater, Tokyo, Japan

2014 – Mediawave Festival, Komárom, Hungary

2015 – Rakudoan Theater, Tokyo, Japan

2016 – Stony Brook, New York, USA

2013

INSTANT MESSAGE

 

Choreography, dance: Batarita, MEGURO Daiji (J)

Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs, KEREK István

Costume: HORNYÁK Isty

Light: Batarita

 

 Bird Theater, Tottori, Japan

 National Dance Theater, Budapest, Hungary

2012

SIDance Quartet: INTEN(S/T)ION

 

Constantin GEORGESCU (Romania) – IJODEE Dance Company (Nigeria) – Shang-Jen YUAN (Taiwan) – Batarita (Hungary)

2012 – SIDance Festival, Seoul, Korea

2013 – Atrium Theater, Budapest, Hungary

The piece is one of the outcomes of a 6-month artist residency program in Seoul given by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of South Korea. Four choreographers were invited to create a new dance coproduction and to present at Seoul International Dance Festival, the major dance event in South Korea. Invited artists were: Constantin Georgescu from Romania, Adedayo M. Liadi from Nigeria,Shang-Jen Yuan from Taiwan and Batarita from Hungary.

Cupido

 

Choreographers, dancers: Batarita, Ken MAI (J)

Kesztyűgyár, Budapest, Hungary

2010 – 2011

Leftover Shadow 

Ko Murobushi (J) & Batarita

Work in progress: 2010, Paris – France
Premier: 2011, Merlin Theatre, Budapest – Hungary
Other performances: 2011, Bratislava – Slovakia, Krakow – Poland

Leftover Shadow
The question: what is memory, time and space.
Our bodies always live together with the new possibility and impossibility.

It means our bodies live together with our death.
Our bodies live in becomingness with nothingness.

The workshops of Ko MUROBUSHI showed great interest all around the world. Several times Batarita (first in 2004 as a Dance Weber) also took part in the master’s courses, which was then followed by the performance of Ko MUROBUSHI at the 1st Butoh and Performing Arts Festival in Budapest in 2009. Here the two artists had the chance to get into closer contact with each other.

In 2010 they met again in Vienna, where as an effect of a long conversation the idea of the coproduction appeared. They started to work on the duet „Leftover Shadow” in Paris in 2010, which was then finalized during the rehearsals right before the Festival in

 

2009

Translucent

Yoshito Ohno & Batarita

Premier: 2009, National Dance Theatre, Budapest, Hungary
Other performance: 2011, Merlin Theater, Budapest, Hungary

Yoshito Ohno, born as son of Kazuo Ohno. Trained for modern dance under his father in his youth. First appeared on stage in Kinjiki (Forbidden Colors) in 1959, choreographed by Tatsumi Hijikata. It was regarded as one of the earliest piece of Butoh. In the 60s, joined in Hijikata’s series of performances and in 1969 premiered the solo performance. After some years of not performing his come back to the stage was in 1985 in the Dead Sea directed by Hijikata, in collaboration with Kazuo Ohno, his father. In 1989 Dead Sea was presented also in IMMT Festival in Budapest. Recently, apart from the solo activities, also collaborated with Lucie Gregoire (Canada) and Batarita (Hungary), In 2010, premiered “Promising Morning” in the Kazuo Ohno Festival 2010, collaborated with Wuppertal Tanztheater’s Eddie Martinez and Julie Stanzak.

A part of the piece is based on the choreography by Tatsumi Hijikata for Yoshito Ohno when butoh was born, who later adopted, transformed it according to his own experiences. The peculiarity of the Budapest premiere in 2009 was that this time Yoshito Ohno together with Batarita attempted to reinterpret the solo made 40 years ago. 
“How does human body gain power in the most lost situations? Where do these energies lead from and lead to? What does it mean to hit upon the truth of nonsense?”

Site-specific Works

2018

Honey from my Blod, Liquid Dream

Ellend– Hangfarm Festival – wine maker house, field / Dánszentmiklós – soccer ground / Albertirsa – church, cemetery garden / Mikebuda – school garden, bell tower, corn field

2017

Flow, Mad Flower

Dánszentmiklós – soccer ground / Albertirsa – church, cemetery garden / Mikebuda – school garden, bell tower, corn field / Ceglédbercel – privat garden / Egerszólát – soccer  ground

2016

Hidden Dimension 

USA , New York  Stony Brook – coproduction (HUN+JAP) with Karas and SEKINO Hideo

2015

Flow 

Osanbashi Pier, Yokohama, Japan / Mediawave Festival, Komarom, Hungary

2013

Hidden Dimension

Budapest – outdoor of National Dance Theater,

On the Way

Budapest –  stairs of Juranyi Incubator House,  with KEREK Istvan violin

Farawell

Budapest – front of St.Istvan Basilica, Blaha Lujza squer, Simpla Garden

2011

Out 

Budapest, Hungary

Fire 

Schlossbröllin, Germany, Ex…It!11 5th International Dance-Exchange Project , coproduction with Alessandro Pintus(I), Atsushi Takenouchi(J), Ken Mai(J), Masaki Iwana(J)

Her Fire

Schlossbröllin, Germany, Ex…It!11 5th International Dance-Exchange Project

Mandel branch

Budapest, Hungary, Merlin Theater

Duo

Café Budapest contemporary Art Festival, Hungary, with GRENCSÓ István sax

Mounten

Romania, Transilvania, Kaszon, Minimum Party Festival

2010

Walk with you

Tokyo, Shibuya, Japan coproduction with TANAKA Seiji(J)

Summer

Tokyo, Japan, Harajuku / Summer – Snakevillage, South Korea

2009

Shopping and…

Dance Commando, Budapest, Hungary, Mamut Shopping centre

Steps 

Pécs, Hungary, Art University

2007

Upgrade

German-Turkish-Hungarian site-specific co-oproduction 
Music: Xrc(Kovács Balázs)(H)-computer, Peter Eisold-dob(D), Ayse Sezer-oboa(Tr) Dance: batarita június 29. 
Location: public spaces of Pécs, 3 actions

2006

Lidércségek

Komárom, Hungary, Fort Monostor – Foreground of bunker, Mediawave Festival

2005

Hot Like Metal

Komárom, Hungary, Fort Monostor – Bakery Museum, Mediawave Festival

2004

Balls in Circle

Piliscsaba, Hungary – In the circle shaped building

Stuck to the Window 

Budapest, Hungary, Gödör Club, Cable-Mother Computer Music and Dance Festival

2003

Ingrata Persona

Paris-France, Mains d’oevre – In the freight elevator

Design and dance
/series/

Budapest, Hungary, Andrássy str. – In the Design shop

2002

Staire

Budapest, Hungary, Merlin Theatre – Stairway

Shopping Window Like

Budapest, Hungary, Andrássy st. – Design shop’s window

On In Ruins 

Budapest, Hungary, Fő st. – In the ruin of the Middle ages

Trafo Traffic

arts in public spaces, guided bus tour in Budapest

Lakmus

Komárom, Hungary, Fort Monostor – Stable, Mediawave Festival

2001

Binding 

Budapest, Hungary, Millenáris Theatre – On the wall

Labirynth

Budapest, Hungary, Millenáris Theatre – In the artificial labirynth

False Fish 

Budapest, Hungary, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts
Final presentation of the workshop held by Joel Borges – Cie Ixkizit (F)

Miscellaneous

Exhibition opening performance

Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan

Performance for Shuhei Matsuyama’s exhibition, titled “SHIN-ON”

Exhibition opening performance

Katarzyna Majak: Im-Placement
Platan Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Opening of the exhibition: 28 March, 2012

Being in an orchard is not only a return to family life, but also to an eternal being, or the one toward eternity. Katarzyna Majak is planning to build an installation which would remind her of her childhood experiences. 

Shortwave / World Dance Day
/Invited artist/

29 / April / 2012 / MU Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

8 choreographers – 1 theme – 1 day

Parallel Foundation launches a new dance series in April 2012. The organizers invite Hungarian choreographers to a one-day journey into the world of improvisation, where everything is happening by a strict scenario. 
On the first event of Shortwave, eight artists will try his luck and jump into the unknown.
The choreographers, as well as the audience, will get to know the theme at 10am on the day of the performance.

Mandeln Branch / World Dance Day / 2011

Performance of Batarita’s butoh students, Merlin Theater, Budapest, Hungary

Commemoration of Fukushima catastrophy and an hommage to the great butoh master, Kazuo OHNO.

Choreographer: BATARITA
Music: KEREK István
Performers: FEHÉR József, GYULAVÁRI Ágnes, KRESMERY PAP Réka, SÁPI Ádám, TULIPÁN Máté

Opening Performance for Gyenis Tibor’s – photographer- exhibition

Külön Ünnep

23. 04. 2008. – Óbudai Társkör Galéria, Budapet, Hungary

Artists-in-residence

2012. CPI – SIDance, Seoul, South Korea

A 6-month artist residency program in Seoul given by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of South Korea. Four choreographers were invited to collaborate with local artist and also to create a new dance coproduction and to present at Seoul International Dance Festival, the major dance event in South Korea. Invited artists were in 2012: Constantin Georgescu from Romania, Adedayo M. Liadi from Nigeria, Shang-Jen Yuan from Taiwan and Batarita from Hungary.

2010. Hooyong Performing Arts Centre, South Korea

 Hooyong Performing Arts Centre South Korea Artist-in-Residences is a program designed to provide supportive environment for the artists to concentrate on their creative works. Through the program, artists are to strengthen their creativity in association with a variety of artistic elements, and the nature-friendly work space will allow them to solidify their discipline and skill. Hooyong Performing Arts Centre welcomes all the artists with their own philosophical mind and endless passion for the performing arts.

    2010. PLATEFORME, Kagura, Japan

    PLATEFORME is a trans-cultural laboratory intended to enhance knowledge, to further the exchange of ideas, and to cultivate artistic concerns.
    Established in 2008, PLATEFORME provides research facilities and training programs aimed at encouraging investigations for nourishing the field of dance in general, and choreographic composition in particular.
    Workshops, residencies and research programs allow dancers and choreographers the possibility to lay down theoretical grounds and elaborate practical experimentations specific to the choreographic aspects of ritualization observed in the archaic ritual dances of Asia, and their transfer to contemporary choreography.
    From these experiences, establish individual or group projects to develop choreographic tools and methods for making new forms of contemporary dance and/or new forms of ritualized dance.
    PLATEFORME is located in the area of Kamate, in the city of Masuda on the coast of the Japan Sea in Western Shimane Prefecture which has a long history of ancient dances.
    A Franco-Japanese project initiated by the French association Ma To Ma, with support from the National Choreographic Centre of Tours-CCNT/France and the Foundation BNP Paribas/France.

    2008. Uchida Fellowship, Japan Foundation, Japan

    Research work at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio.

    Uchida Fellowship of The Japan Foundation, Budapest, Hungary.

    The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. Part of the Foundation’s broad programming, the Uchida Fellowship strives to strengthen mutual ties in the field of performing arts, and is available to music performers, composers, and specialists in music fields, including dance and theater.

    The Uchida Fellowship recipient will be invited to Japan for up to two months for the purpose of conducting research in the performing arts field.

    2007. Royaumont Foundation, Kagura, France 

    Kagura Workshop at the Royaumont Foundation, Paris, France in 2007.

    The workshop was devoted to Kagura, traditional agrarian dance of Japan, and especially to Iwami Kagura. It was directed by Tadashi Ishikawa and Susan Buirge, choreographer.

    The kagura, ancestor of Noh, are dances directly related to the agrarian cycle that have been maintained for centuries by the village inhabitants. The music is essentially made of chants, flutes and percussion. The dances belong to ceremonies where the relationships between music, gestures and objects are finely codified. They can be a prayer or an entertainment addressed to the divinities. Iwami kagura, dating from the middle of the 19th century, is the last evolution of this ancient form, with both narrative and abstract parts concerning the founding myths of Japan.

    2005. Asia-Europe Foundation, Pointe to Point, 3rd Asia-Europe Dance Forum, Japan

    The 3rd Asia-Europe Dance Forum, `Pointe to Point’, was held from 6th-13th September, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. The Thinking behind the program branding Pointe to Point is to emphasis the significance of dance as a medium of communication that reflects constantly changing society, thus, raising and articulating issues to encourage cultural dialogue and exchange. Pointe to Point is committed to providing young people a process-oriented platform for creative exchange and dialogue through dance.

    For 2005′s Pointe to Point, 22 young artists from 16 countries; Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Thailand dealt with the theme, “localism” to explore the amalgamation of dance and new media. Each one presented his/her own realities and situation addressing what it meant to be local, employing areas in contemporary dance and through collaborative artistic expression with space design, sound and lighting technology, and interactive photography installation.

    2004. DanceWeb, Austria

    The Enhanced danceWEB Europe Scholarship Program is a 5 week summer residency taking place every year in July – August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz festival.
    The Scholarship Program offers around 50 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from Eastern European and non European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training program.

    The program focuses on the exchange of ideas and knowledge, not limited by national borders, on concentrated further training, on meeting with internationally renowned artists gathering in Vienna at ImPulsTanz with the aim to orient the career of the participants. In order to achieve both its educational and artistic goals, the Scholarship Program is supervised each year by an artistic coach selected amongst dance personalities who have played a decisive part on an international level in the development of contemporary dance in recent years.

    Over 650 young professional dancers and choreographers from over 70 countries have been part of this program since its creation in 1996.

    2003. Company Ixkizit, France

    The triennial program Chantier en construction/International contemporary dance and artistic forms in creation was initiated in 2001 by IXKIZIT Cie Joel Borges in collaboration with Mains d’Euveres -space for artistic and social innovation- located in Saint-Quen, in order to support young choreographers on an international level.

    In collaboration with French and international cultural structures, IXKIZIT Cie desires to meet young choreographers who are in phase of initiating a project. They defend a personal choreographic project that they wish to develop through research oriented towards new types of performance spaces and new artistic collaborations.

    The residency Chantier en construction favours the birth of autonomous projects, the development of project sin course and encourages experimentation and artistic collaboration. The dynamics of this construction will be furthered by an artistic, administrative and logistic accompaniment.

    During Chantier en construction, cultural actions involving the invited artists will develop spaces of dialogue with the audience and the cultural and social structures of the city of St-Quen and its region.

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