Date: Wednesday 7th November
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts/TAFE, 39 Light Square Adelaide, Level 3, Rehearsal Studio
Level: Professional/Tertiary Level
About the Masterclass
Berlin-based dancer-choreographer Yui Kawaguchi has worked extensively in the global arena and collaborated with many different types of artists. In this masterclass, she focuses on how the body communicates with the outside world through interaction with music, words and space. Exercises related to joints and abdominal muscles help participants understand the condition of their own body while breathing techniques and other approaches improve balance and precision. Physical capabilities are then explored through improvisation before undertaking a choreographed work that celebrates the sheer joy of dancing.
About Yui Kawaguchi:
Yui Kawaguchi, choreographer/performer, has studied Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and contemporary dance, acting and singing. She danced by H.art.chaos (1998-2000) , Kota Yamazaki/Rosy, co (2000-2002) and Motoko Hirayama (2007), performing in Japan, the USA and Europe. She also has worked with film directors such as Makoto Tezuka, Yoshimasa Ishibashi. She choreographed for the opening festival of East Asian Olympic 2001, and has also worked with music videos, TV-CF, films, concerts and fashion shows. Between 2001- 2003, she worked as a choreographer and performer with the “media drive unit 66b/cell". Together with this multimedia performance group, she was engaged in developing the three-year project, "test-patches", which integrated composers, visual artists, system engineers with performers. The project was invited to perform at ARS Electronica (Linz), Seoul International Dance Festival and Japan Virtual Reality Conference, etc. Since 2005, she works in Berlin. She performed by Ismael Ivo, Helena Waldmann, NICO AND THE NAVIGATORS, Michaela Lucenti and Tomi Paasonen, among others. Her own piece have featured at a number of festivals. In 2006 she received the Jury’s Prize at the Yokohama solo-duo competition.
In 2008 her Solo REM － Black Cat was presented in New National Theater Tokyo. Since 2008 she works in collaboration with Jazz pianist Aki Takase. She is also engaged in research project with a sociologist and a cognitive scientist. Together with them she developed the Audio-Dance-Performance "HEREing Loss" and gave workshop in Keio University, Japan. She is the original cast of the successful cross over project "Flying Bach“, by Christoph Hagel and Flying Steps in New National Gallery Berlin, in which she choreographed contemporary part. This project won the "Echo Klassic Sonderpreis 2010". In May her new solo performance "andropolaroid“ was premiered in Cologne and become awarded "Der Kölner Tanztheaterpreis 2010".