DTW Partnership | October 4-19, 2009
Tyler Tyler continues Yokoshi's unique collaboration with her revered master teacher of Kabuki Su-odori dance, Masumi Sayama. At MANCC, Yokoshi furthered her investigations of the work by bringing together the American and Japanese cast members for the first time. With the American cast, Yokoshi applied a postmodern vocabulary to the scale and structure of the Kabuki-style choreography. With the traditional Japanese performers, who all trained for many years with Seyama, she explored the effect of contemporary choreographic techniques on classical Japanese dance forms.
Tyler Tyler premiered at Dance Theater Workshop March 17 - 20, 2010.
This 2009 DTW partnership project was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Collaborators in Residence: Julie Alexander, Kayvon Pourazar [American dancers], Kayo Seyama [Japanese dancer], Kuniya Sawamura [Japanese actor/dancer], Naoki Asaji [Japanese actor] and Steven Reker [musician/composer]