F/T Affiliated Program

Dance New Air 2016
The biennial dance festival returns, transforming Aoyama for ten days!

This is the seventh Dance Biennale Tokyo, which launched in 2002. It features a diverse program of six dance performances and related exhibitions closely linked to music and language, staged at Spiral Hall and other venues.

October 1st — October 10th
Venues: Spiral Hall, and more
Presented by Dance Nippon Associates, Spiral / Wacoal Art Center Co., Ltd., Dance New Air Executive Committee
Inquiries: Dance New Air

DNA 2016 Opening – Dance ZANMAI Program
Kim Itoh/Physical Theatre Company GERO “The Game Named Family”
Directed and Choreographed by Kim Itoh
October 1st – October 2nd
VenueSpiral Hall
Dates10/1 (Sat) — 10/2 (Sun)

A new dance about family by Kim Itoh’s recently formed company

This is the latest dance by Physical Theatre Company GERO, formed by Kim Itoh in 2015. Focusing on the family unit, it vividly reveals family relations as things, people and words fly all around.

DNA 2016 Opening – Dance ZANMAI Program
KENTARO!!/TOKYO ELECTROCK STAIRS “The Tether Going Round and Tying Front and Back Together”
Music, Choreography: KENTARO!!
October 1st – October 2nd
VenueSpiral Hall
Dates10/1 (Sat) — 10/2 (Sun)

A hyper-real, utopian world based on sounds from songs by KENTARO!!

Dance imbued with wild ideas inspired by a motto of forging ahead, whatever may happen. A new world created by KENTARO!! with unique words, music, and dance.

DNA 2016 Opening – Dance ZANMAI Program
Un Yamada “DICTEE”
Directed and Choreographed by Un Yamada
October 1st – October 2nd
VenueSpiral Hall
Dates10/1 (Sat) — 10/2 (Sun)

The long-awaited revival of a dance much discussed and staged since its premiere in 2011

A highly anticipated re-staging of a dance that has overwhelmed audiences ever since it premiered in 2011. It explores the meaning of native language and home through the relationships between language and body.

Directed by Jiří Havelka
Choreography: Veronika Kotlíková, Tereza Ondrová
October 4th — October 5th
VenueSpiral Hall
Dates10/4 (Tue) — 10/5 (Wed)

The debut in Japan of an internationally acclaimed Czech dance company

Stripped of their freedom and the power to decide things for themselves, the seven dancers wearing shoes nailed down to the floor are locked in a desperate battle with their own shadows, accompanied by a live performance of modern minimal music by a clarinet quartet. This is the first appearance in Japan by VerTeDance, the Czech dance company that has won the highest accolades at performing arts festivals around the world.

Funding: Czech Ministry of Culture

Cie Adrien M/Claire B “HAKANAÏ”
Composed and Directed by Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne
October 8th — October 9th
VenueTokyo Women’s Plaza
Dates10/8 (Sat) — 10/9 (Sun)

Praised for its organic yet poetic vision, this is the Japanese premiere of an extraordinary dance work attracting attention all over the world

Inspired by the realm of dreams, this dance conjures up a poetic yet fantastical space by harnessing the latest advances technology to push back the boundaries of stage performance through digital art.

Co-presented by Institut français du Japon — Tokyo
Funding: Institut français
Supported by Institut français du Japon

Tomoko Mukaiyama “La Mode”
Concept, Artistic Director: Tomoko Mukaiyama
Choreography: Dunja Jocic
October 8th — October 10th
VenueSpiral Hall
Dates10/8 (Sat) — 10/10 (Mon)

Premiered as the first performance at the newly opened National Taichung Theater in Taiwan in autumn 2016, this unique work also comes to Tokyo

An ambitious and experimental exploration of fashion, the religion of the world today, interweaving music, performance and installation by a dream team.

Co-production: Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, National Taichung Theater
Funding: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Stichting Ammodo