As part of her appointment as New York Live Arts’ 2011-2013 Resident Commissioned Artist, Yasuko Yokoshi will create a new dance-theater work that continues her in-depth research of the parallel aesthetics of traditional and contemporary forms and the authenticity and ownership of culture. Working with her long-time collaborator Masumi Seyama, successor of Kabuki master Kanjyuro Fujima VI, “BELL” will reimagine the classical Japanese dance “Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji” (A Woman and a Bell at the Dojyoji Temple), reputed to be the most important and difficult dance work in the Kabuki theater repertoire.
70 minutes (tentative)
3 dancers, 4 musicians (tentative)
New York Live Arts
$20,000 U.S. weekly performance fee, plus share of travel, accommodations, per diem, and local transportation.