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Celebrating the Japanese Culture through Contemporary Dance

 

Each work the company presents is rooted in an aspect of the Japanese language and culture. 

Through our new Culture Commissions initiative, we also engage guest artists in research-oriented commissions to create work inspired by the Japanese culture.

NEWS:
KIZUNA DANCE: ROAD TO JAPAN, 10K FOR 10 YEARS FUNDRAISER 

Cameron McKinney, award-winning New York City-based choreographer, Artistic Director of Kizuna Dance, and recipient of a United States-Japan Friendship Commission Creative Artists Fellowship (2019), leads his company in a two week creative residency in collaboration with renowned Japanese choreographer Toru Shimazaki in August 2024. The five dancers of Kizuna Dance meet the five dancers of Shimazaki's company Dance Barbizon in this cultural exchange guided by the performing arts. The culminating performance will include repertory from both Kizuna Dance and Dance Barbizon, alongside the world premiere of the two choreographer's collaborative work. By specifically focusing on the connection between United States-based artists and Japanese artists, the work will portray the bond of friendship that has developed between the two nations over the last several decades by accenting the similarities between the two seemingly disparate cultures.

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Japan Residency Dates:

8/17 - 8/31/24

 

Performance Date:

8/31/24, 2pm (Doors at 1:30pm)

 

Location: 

Kobe College Studio, 4-1 Okadayama Nishinomiya-shi, Hongo-ken Japan

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

 
The company is raising $10,000 to support food and travel costs for the five dancers involved in this project! See the link below to see the amazing perks you can receive by donating, and hear just how far your support goes in making this exceptional project happen!
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