Kurosu Ikumi “ZOU made from fume”(World Premiere)Performance by Former Prizewinner

YDC 2017『FLESH CUB』 Photo: Tsukada Yoichi

Employing a highly physical and refined choreographic language, Kurosu investigates the idea of a unique kind of body, for which movement originates from the internal organs rather than the muscles. For this highly anticipated work, Kurosu further explores the image of a differently-formed body, based on the theme of “the origin of a creature that is neither human nor animal.” Kurosu’s wide-ranging activities include being a member of the dance company Condors, serving as an instructor at special needs schools, and being involved in outreach programs for schools and other organizations. He is one of the most promising choreographers of his generation, continuing to passionately pursue his creative activities after winning the Jury Prize at Yokohama Dance Collection 2017 Competition I. This new work from his dance company Bushman is one that cannot be missed.

  • 2.10 [mon] 19:00
  • 2.11 [tue] 13:00 / 16:00
@Yokohama Nigiwaiza Small Hall
  • Choreography, Direction:Kurosu Ikumi
  • Performance:Kurosu Ikumi, Katori Naoto, Kaneko Yuki, Tezuka Bausch, Nakamura Shun and other
Kurosu Ikumi Photo: Takashi Kanai

Kurosu Ikumi

Kurosu was born in 1987 and grew up in Saitama. He heads the dance company <Bushman>, and creates a unique worldview in his work as he explores the concept of a differently-formed body. He was awarded both the Sibiu International Theatre Festival (FITS) Prize and the Touchpoint Art Foundation Prize at Yokohama Dance Collection 2016, and received the Jury Prize the next year. Kurosu has been invited to work in South Korea, Hungary, Romania, and Malaysia, and has performed in music videos for artists including Rip Slyme and Okamoto’s, Porno Graffitti, and Hoshikuzu Scat. He has been a member of the dance company <condors> since 2018, and serves as a dance instructor for special needs students.