Soft Machine: Yuya & Rianto — Choy Ka Fai

21 & 22 Oct

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


SoftMachine is a multimedia project investigating the contemporary status of dance across Asia. The second of two double bills in October created by Choy Ka Fai, this evening highlights some of the freshest dance and choreography from Japan and Indonesia.

Yuya Tsukahara is the leader of contact Gonzo, a contemporary dance unit based in Osaka. contact Gonzo creates encounters that teeter on the edge of violence and tenderness. This performance, bringing together live and film elements, is an attempt to decode the logics of this practice and to explore how someone becomes part of contact Gonzo.

Rianto is a dancer from Banyumas, Indonesia, who specialises in the traditional cross-gender erotic dance of Lengger. The performance explores the tension between traditional and contemporary choreographic practices during the global shift from rural to urban lifestyles.

Part of Out of Asia 2

SoftMachine is commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore for da:ns festival 2015. The development of the project is funded by National Arts Council, Singapore. With support from TheatreWorks, Singapore - danceBox, Kobe - Kyoto Experiment - Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore and Living Dance Studio, Beijing. SoftMachine Digital Archives are created with the support of deSingel International Kunst Campus, Antwerpen.

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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