Performances Dates 2021 (TBC):
Cross-pollinating elements of raising awareness about our bodies in the world, and investigation of intimacy, will guide Yukio Suzuki’s character of the dance language and Juraj Kojs’ mastery of composition and performance's expression.
An artistic collaboration between Japanese dancer and choreographer Yukio Suzuki and Slovakian-born composer, sound and multimedia artist, performer, researcher and educator Juraj Kojs, to create, produce and present a multi-layered piece of art. The piece will adapt and ultimately evolve from its creation, at the Everglades’ Residency AIRIE, to each presentation.
Thursday, April 22, 8:00 pm
The Light Box
404 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127
This Project is a collaboration with AIRIE
Yukio Suzuki Residency April 2020
Also part of the project:
Video: Alejandro Demetrius
and David Narbecki
Photography: Mateo Serna Zapata
Graphic Design: Sebastian Longhitano
Sunday, April 18, 1:00 pm
Everglades National Park
Royal Palm Visitor Center
40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida 33034
Monday, April 26, 8:30 am
Wake up Miami!
at the Government Center Station
101 NW First Street, Miami, FL 33128
Yukio Suzuki (Japan) is a dancer and choreographer. He has studied butoh since 1997 and in 2000 he founded his dance company "YUKIO SUZUKI projects" in order to more widely activities as a choreographer, performer and director. He’s been to more than 40 cities in the world, and his strong physicality and dance performance that is flexible, sensitive, and sticking out of spaces, attracts local audience. He is also active in choreography for ballet dancers and children, collaboration with musicians, and workshops. His works have won several important awards in Japan, in 2008 his work “Confronting Silence” won the Grand prix at the Toyota Choreography Award.In 2012 he took part in Danse Elargie 2012 at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, where he placed among the top ten. http://www.suzu3.com
Juraj Kojš (Slovakia/USA). Miami New Times described his muscle-powered multimedia Neraissance as "striking and unforgettable," MiamiArtzine called his Signals "enthralling and immersive," and Miami Herald praised his Bang for the Train as "the most profound… unexpected and enjoyable.” Kojš’s commissions include Meet the Composer, Harvestworks, Vizcaya, Miami Theater Center and MDC Live Arts. Kojš published in Organized Sound, Leonardo Music Journal, Computer Music Journal and Journal of New Music Research. Kojš directs Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts (FETA). He holds a Ph.D in Composition and Computer Technologies from University of Virginia and taught at Medialogy Aalborg University, Yale University, Stanford University, University of Virginia and Miami International University. Kojš is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. www.kojs.net
Putting together their backgrounds, styles, and creative processes, these talented, experienced artists will playfully work around the title of the project. Cross, pollination, poly-nation… How to combine their “genetic material” to create a new variety of seed, a new artwork, a new art piece. The artists are very interested in exploring how to use the arts as a vehicle for expression and interaction in the personal, community, human, living being’s experience. What we share as earthlings, as species, as community members, and the differences that complement each other and come together to create something stronger that resonates with us all.
The new piece will be presented in a very quiet natural environment: the Everglades, starting its journey for another two different venues.
How the piece and the artists themselves react to different environments/venues/audience will be the core of this experimentation. Venues will go from the serenity of the Everglades to the stressed Monday morning’s public transportation in the city. The audience will also change respectively.
This project will use music, dance, and movement as tools for communication, thus bringing different cultures together and presenting a model for learning about acceptance and understanding.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR AND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.