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Past Event Off the Wall 2012 – Kota Yamazaki / Fluid hug hug: (glowing) 


New York based and butoh-trained dancer/choreographer, Kota Yamazaki makes his Pittsburgh debut with his company Fluid hug hug’s latest work, (glowing). Inspired by the great modern day 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.

“Yamazaki’s ability to represent and distinguish a new world is cutting-edge performance”
—Dance Magazine

Off the Wall 2012 is supported in part by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

(glowing) was co-commissioned by Japan Society in New York, NY and The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY, where it premiered in April 2012.  The spring 2012 (glowing) World Premiere Tour is organized by Japan Society.

Additional Information

Please note: This performance is NOT at The Andy Warhol Museum, but at the New Hazlett Theatre in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Click the map link in the sidebar for more information and directions.

Seating is limited, so advance purchase is strongly suggested. Click the 'Buy Tickets' link in the sidebar, or call the Museum at 412.237.8300.

This performance may contain adult subject matter and strong language.

Related Links

Kota Yamazaki Official Website


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