Mario Bermudez Gil “DUET ALANDA”
(Japan Premiere)
Omori Yoko “Zomig is sweet”
(World Premiere)Dance Connection

  • 2.1 [sat] 16:00
  • 2.2 [sun] 16:00
@Yokohama Nigiwaiza Small Hall

Mario Bermudez Gil


Coming to Japan for the first time, Mario Bermudez Gil presents “DUET ALANDA.” Gil is the winner of the Best Dancer Award at Certamen Coreográfico del Distrito de Tetuán 2017; he is also the 2018 recipient of the Jury Prize for the Choreography Contest organized by MASDANZA, an annual international contemporary dance festival that takes place in Gran Canaria, Spain. In “DUET ALANDA,” movements derived from the traditions of choreographer Gil’s hometown of Andalusia and the folklore of dancer Catherine Coury’s homeland of the United States intertwine, alternating between softness and tension, tranquility and chaos. The moment that everything sublimates into a unique form of movement, with the work’s sublime pacing, eternal space-time unfolds, transcending past and present.

“DUET ALANDA”(Japan Premiere)

  • Choreography: Mario Bermudez Gil
  • Performance: Mario Bermudez Gil, Catherine Coury
Mario Bermudez Gil

Mario Bermudez Gil

Artistic Director and Choreographer of Spain-based contemporary dance company <Marcat Dance>. His work has won first prize in Choreography from multiple international dance festivals and has been commissioned by the <National Dance Company of Spain>, <National Dance Company of Wales>, Flamenco star Eva Yerbabuena, <Hung Dance (Taiwan)>, and <Scapino Ballet Rotterdam>. He was company member of <Batsheva Dance Company> (2012-2016), <Gallim Dance> (2011) and <Jennifer Muller/The Works> (2010). He trained at Centro Andaluz de Danza in Sevilla, Spain. Awards: Young Artist Award of Jaen, Andalusia (2017), ‘25 To Watch’ in Dance Magazine USA (2017)

Omori Yoko

YDC 2019『三角コーナーに星がふる』 Photo: Tsukada Yoichi

Winner of Yokohama Dance Collection 2019 Competition II New Choreographer Division, Omori Yoko has been noted for her sharp and agile movement, which gives rise to a mesmerizing dance unique in texture. “Zomig is sweet” is a new work that Omori created on the theme of drugs and addiction to suffering. This is an ambitious work that reflects our time, depicting the psychology behind a certain kind of addiction—a dissatisfaction with drugs that do good and cause no harm, leading one to seek out pain and agony to fill the void.

“Zomig is sweet”(World Premiere)

  • Choreography: Omori Yoko
  • Performance: Omori Yoko, Kimura Motoko, Koshito Akane,
Omori Yoko Photo: bozzo

Omori Yoko

Now 23 years old, Omori learned ballet from a young age growing up in Kanagawa. Her current practice is focused on contemporary dance and hip-hop. Her awards include a Jury Prize at SAI Dance Festival 2018, and both the Outstanding New Artist Prize and the Touchpoint Art Foundation Prize at Yokohama Dance Collection 2019.