16th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia
"Traverse" by Shang-chi Sun; "How to Say" by I-fen Tung and M.O.V.E Theatre; "Marmont" by Kaori Seki Co. Punctumun; "Newton" by Nobuyuki Hanabusa/enra; "Alphard" by Mikiko Kawamura
New York, NY
January 9, 2015
by Tom Phillips
copyright 2015 by Tom Phillips
Critics sometimes write about a dancer’s “perfume,” but actually to inhale the scent of a dance is something else. The theme of Japan Society's Contemporary Dance Showcase was extending dance into other dimensions, and the most memorable piece began not with a sight or a sound, but a smell. Tokyo choreographer Kaori Seki collaborated with perfumer Toshifumi Yoshitake in "Marmont," and together they create a potent atmosphere.
I-fen Tung and Daniel Wang in "How to Say." Photo credit: © Chang-Chih Chen.