Saiko Kino

Photo: Mark.E.Rapapport


BankART Studio NYK, 3C Gallery

2.7 Fri 21:30
2.8 Sat 20:00

Adult ¥3,000
Student ¥2,500 (reservation and ID required)

TPAM Registrant Benefit: ¥2,500

“Shizuka” is named after the most famous of the Shirabyoshi, female dancers dressed as males, whose tradition dates back to the 12th century. Shirabyoshi dancing was religious in subject and performed on behalf of nobility in order to entertain friendly generals as well as seduce neutral or enemy clans into their cause. Although it is a lost art, Shirabyoshi is known to have influenced Noh and Kabuki. In collaboration with koto player Michiyo Yagi, we will expand upon Shizu (premiered at KAAT in 2012) and present Shizuka as a full-length attempt to resurrect Shirabyoshi as a contemporary dance piece.

Contact: Saiko Kino 080-4096-0610 / Email

Saiko Kino

Photo: 内藤久義

Saiko Kino

After winning the Foundation Award at the Yokohama Dance Collection 2003 Solo x Duo <Compétition>, Saiko Kino studied in France under a Japanese government fellowship, then worked with the Russell Maliphant Company in the UK. During her European residence she created the commissioned works Ichi and The Three Cornered World which were performed at The Place (Place Prize ’08, Spring Loaded ’08, ’09), Dance Triennale Tokyo, etc. Returning to Japan in 2009 she began teaching and became involved in community dance projects. Since 2010 Saiko Kino and Michiyo Yagi have been pursuing a Japanese aesthetic that incorporates choreography, composition, and improvisation.

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