For the Chinese dancer Nannan Liu, Kenzo created a solo inspired by a very small, recurring natural phenomena, dew. The drops of moisture that collect on the leaves at the moment of the day when the first sunbeams chase away the night. The tension of a hanging drop just before it falls into oblivion. A drop that falls in silence, that falls on the surface of a lake and disperses in a perfect circle. With one little drop the world swings and streams as if making love.
Flora, Lucifer, Nebula, Dew: 4 solo choreographies for 4 dancers from 4 different traditional/cultural background. The inexhaustibly creative Japanese dancer and choreographer Kenzo Kusuda is a unique phenomenon in the world of dance. His performances and dance style are personal, poetic, and often breathtakingly intense. With Flora, Lucifer, Nebula, Dew, Kenzo presents a new program for which he collaborated with four completely different dancers hailing from China, India, Bolivia, and Senegal. Moved by natural phenomena and memories, he created a solo with each dancer; together, these will be presented in one full-length program.
choreography: Kenzo Kusuda | dance: Nannan Liu | music: Oene van Geel (viola) | light design: Peter Lemmens | costume: Jookje Zweedijk | produced by: Korzo Production, The Hague, NL 2011
Choreography Dew is a Korzo production and is financially supported by the Dutch Ministry of Culture, Municipality of The Hague and the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts
with thanks to: Maaike Cotterink, Boukje Schweigman, Company Vidanza (Cochabamba / La Paz, Bolivia)
with special thanks to: Leo Spreksel for the conceiving and facilitating of this international and intercultural exchange project
photography: © Robert Benschop
* note: The name of photographer is also mentioned in the jpeg title for each picture.