Choreography: Mitsutake Kasai
Dancers: Mitsutake Kasai, Kaho Kogure
Music: J. S. Bach, Renard/Clément, Koshiro Hino, Masami Akita, LaMarquis Jefferson, J. Simmons
Lights: Miho Ishizeki
Duration: 25 min.
The person who meets when it is necessary for you. The dance which happens when it is necessary for you. The duet dance is the chance to meet both of them.
Mitsutake Kasai was born in 1975 in Tokyo but spent his childhood in Germany. He learned butoh dance with his parents Akira Kasai and Kota Yamazaki. Kasai performs solo and group works in Japan and internationally.
Throughout his career he has collaborated with different artists. He is known for his works that combine different genres of dance, such as street and contemporary dance and butoh. In 2009 Mitsutake Kasai completed an internship in New York as part of the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Upcoming Artists. Kasai danced as a soloist in the original production of MESH by Tero Saarinen in Japan 2014.
Born in 1989, a graduate of Japan College of Women’s Physical Education. Kaho Kogure has performed with a number of choreographers and dance groups like Akira Kasai, Mitsutake Kasai, Naoka Uemura, M-laboratory, Dance Theatre LUDENS, Teita Iwabuchi, and Ryohei Kondo. She also has joined international tours in Italy, Indonesia and Mexico. Since 2012, with her first solo work “Namida no kyutai”, she has been developing her repertoire as a solo dancer. Other solo performances are “Haruka Erice” (2013) and “Mimosa” (2015).
She also participates in a film and collaborates with a number of musicians. Her dance embraces “meguri-meguru mono” – everything that comes, goes, and connects one with another.
2015 Yokohama Dance Collection EX2015, competition Rendition 1 Encouragement Prize.
2012 Session Best prize
2010,Jury Special Prize at Yokohama Dance Collection’s competition.