Yasuko Yokoshi // BELL

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Yasuko Yokoshi // BELL

Time: March 21, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: New York Live Arts
Street: 219 W 19th Street
City/Town: Chelsea
Website or Map: http://www.newyorklivearts.or…
Event Type: kabuki performance, tradition meets today
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2013

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Event Description

Inaugural Resident Comissioned Artist World Premiere

In one of the most anticipated events of our season, New York Live Arts will present the world premiere of Yasuko Yokoshi’sBELL. Hailed by Time Out New York as “a brave, postmodern intellect,” Yokoshi was appointed as the inaugural Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) of New York Live Arts in July 2011.

For BELL, Yokoshi has assembled a multidisciplinary cast from Japan and the U.S. to perform in a contemporary reimagining of the classical Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji (A Woman and a Bell at the Dojoji Temple), reputed to be the most important and most difficult dance work in the Kabuki theater repertoire.

BELL continues Yokoshi’s collaboration with Masumi Seyama, 82-year old master teacher of Kabuki Su-odori style dance and successor of renowned choreographer Kanjyuro Fujima VI. Through this collaboration, Yokoshi investigates the parallel aesthetics of traditional and contemporary forms and the transgression of cultural boundaries.

Yasuko Yokoshi is New York Live Arts’ first Resident Commissioned Artist, receiving a two-year residency with salary, benefits and a commission to create a new work produced by New York Live Arts.

Mar 20 Stay Late Discussion: "BELL": Merging Traditional and Innovative Practices with Bill T. Jones

Mar 21 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Building "BELL" with Reginald Jackson (Assistant Professor in the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, where he specializes in pre-modern Japanese literature and performance)

Sign up for Yasuko's Shared Practice class, Feb 23, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.

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