The latin word Lucifer means bearer of light. It's the name of the Fallen Angel, but also of the morning star that lights the earth at daybreak. Like man, fire also consumes oxygen as nourishment for life energy. Together with Indian dancer Revanta Sarabhai, Kenzo opened a dialogue with fire. It dances and moves, it brings light to darkness and literally sheds light on others and yourself. However, it also shows how far removed we are from each other. Was that Lucifer's diabolical intent? Or does light reveal the world's beauty?
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 | light design: Peter Lemmens | costume: Jookje Zweedijk | produced by: Korzo Production, The Hague, NL 2011
Choreography Lucifer 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.