Together with the Senegalese dancer Alioune Diagne, Kenzo dives into a cherished childhood memory in Flora. A memory of the unconditional love he received as a child from his dog Flora. It was only later that he understood that Flora also means flower. There are no words or actions for him that can describe the magic and astonishment of the significance of flowers in this world. Alioune takes you into a fragrant tribute to unconditional 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: Alioune Diagne | music: Kenzo Kusuda, Masayuki Yamada, Nao Ikeda, Giovanni Paisiello | light design: Peter Lemmens | costume: Bernadette Corstens | produced by: Korzo Production, The Hague, NL 2011
Choreography Flora 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.