Yasuko Yokoshi presents the NY Premiere of "ZERO ONE"
ZERO ONE (New York Premiere)
Thursday, September 24, 8pm, Q&A to follow
Friday, September 25, 7pm & 9:30pm (two shows per night)
Saturday, September 26, 7pm & 9:30pm (two shows per night)
Yasuko Yokoshi returns to Danspace Project after nearly 10 years, this time as both choreographer and filmmaker for her newest project, ZERO ONE. Performers Manami and Sawami Fukuoka are identical twin sisters with divergent dance backgrounds: Manami in traditional Japanese dance and Sawami in contemporary Western dance.
Using her signature blend of Western contemporary and traditional Japanese choreography, Yokoshi suggests the ephemerality of performance as metaphor for the transience of existence. Iconoclastic Japanese performance artists Hangman Takuzo and Namiko Kawamura, and "godmother of contemporary dance" Mika Kurosawa each make an appearance via film in ZERO ONE. Writes Yokoshi, "Taken as a whole, ZERO ONE is a choreographic transposition of idioms that reflect upon dance as a kind of social and philosophical practice in body and in mind."
Costumes by Akiko Iwasaki; Lighting by Carol Mullins
A Q&A with the choreographer will follow Thursday night's performance.
Admission: $25 General / $20 Danspace Project Members