The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania


Off the Wall: 2012

  • Saturday, April 14, 2012
  • 8:00 PM
  • New Hazlett Theater
Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug hug: (glowing)
warholCo-presented with New Hazlett Theater
New York based, butoh-trained and Bessie award-winning dancer/choreographer, Kota Yamazaki makes his Pittsburgh debut with his company Fluid hug hug. Inspired by novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s essay In’ei Raisan (In Praise of Shadows), which describes Japan’s appreciation of the refined beauty found in darkness and shadows, Yamazaki re-examines the fundamentals of butoh. In an unparalleled collaboration with African dancers, American architect Robert Kocik, lighting designer Kathy Kaufmann, and Tokyo-based composer DJ Kohji Setoh, six dancers will perform within a set constructed to evoke the soft lighting and dim interior of a traditional Japanese house.
Tickets $25; visit or call 412.237.8300.

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