An Unknown Surprise at The Biomorphic Dance Festival
March 26th, 2015
By Almam Akempta-Kargbo
The 3rd Annual Biomorphic Dance Festival featured many talented dancers performing imaginative performance pieces. But perhaps on that stood out to me was a dance piece entitled "Unknown", which was choreographed by Satomi Itohara. In the piece, Satomi gracefully dances in a certain modified ballet style. As she dances across the stage, a male (versatile dancer Takeshi Ohashi) eventually appears in the same space & he himself begins to dance. Although he moves in a different way, it is sort of familiar. As the two eventually notice their style of dance, they begin to move in together in a dreamlike symbiotic fashion.
Here, Itohara choreographs a dance that could symbolize the merging of two kindred spirits in a very beautifully tasteful artistic display. As compared to other pieces, Unknown is a dance piece that is intimate & personal while also being universal at the same time. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next!