Offsite Dance Project returns to Portland and embeds three dynamic choreographers in the Central Eastside Industrial District. Under bridges and at loading docks, the performers will explore the “edges” of Portland, both in geographic and psychological terms. The audience will be guided on a walk between three different sites.
The artists selected for the event express some of the varied, current choreographic impulses in Japan. Yukio Suzuki is a leading light of the generation of dancers who use their Butoh training to inform their performance. Ho Ho-Do is the duo of Mika Arashiki and Mari Fukutome. Together they create theatrical and site-specific work that reflects the delicate sensitivities and impulses they feel in everyday life. Yoko Higashino is the artistic director and choreographer for Baby-Q, where she has developed her unique style that ranges from the coldly robotic to the erotic and fragile. For this work, Higashino will work with Yohei Saito, the visual image designer of Baby-Q; Wayne Horvitz, the renowned composer, pianist, and and electronic musician; and dramaturge Corrie Befort.
A co-production of An Creative.Inc. (Tokyo). Supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN Program. Production funding support from the Saison Foundation and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.