Recent Choreographic works

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yane ura

Open Stage at the Dance Centre

February 11, 2020

seams, MFA Spring Show

May 10-11, 2019

A dance work on embodied energies and histories of abandoned objects - whether they are discarded due to malfunction, lost interest or are simply outdated. The work explores personal experiences of attachment, sentimentality and displacement in relationship to commodities and material objects.

Choreography: Tomoyo Yamada

Dancers: Ana-Daria Vieru, Athena Lewis, Charlotte Telfer-Wan

Sound: Stefan Nazarevich

Emergency!!

Powell Street Festival Telethon

August 1, 2020

Dancing on the Edge Festival

July 5-6, 2019        and more

Originally choreographed in 2012, this comical piece has been performed and re-created several times in Japan. Illustrating the frustration, impatience and hopelessness everyone must have experienced at least once in their lifetime, the artists invites the audience into a moment filled with quirk and humor.

Choreography: Tomoyo Yamada

Dancers: Jennifer Aoki, Kestrel Paton, Tomoyo Yamada, Charlotte Telfer-Wan

Sound: Julian Telfer-Wan

Focal Rift

Can Opener

November 16, 2018

Choreography/Performer: Tomoyo Yamada

Music: Kourosh Ghamsari-Esfahini

Visual: Caitlin Almond

Femme Fasade

Selected Winning Work at the All Japan Dance Festival in Kobe

Recreated by students in University of North Carolina, School of the Arts 

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Based on social expectations towards women in Japan, this piece illustrates the emotional conflict I felt moving to the country in my teens after spending my primary years in a western society. There is a famous saying in Japanese "Derukugi wa utareru" (The nail that sticks out gets hammered down). Any deviance is met with resistance, and "Femme Fasade" is an autobiographical piece facing challenges in an unfamiliar society.

Choreography: Tomoyo Yamada

Dancers (Original cast 2013): Megumi Tsuchida, Akiyo Kubota, Chihiro Koyama, Yuki Cho, Kanoko Yamamoto, Risako Iwatani, Fuka Matsubara, Tomomi Mishima, Natsumi Nishioka, Moe Yokouchi, Kana Nakamura, Ai Hirooka, Tomoyo Yamada

shimai

REVERBDance Festival in New York

November 4-6, 2016

Inspired by childhood memories and close relationships with each of our siblings. 

Choreography and Performed by Chihiro Nukuto and Tomoyo Yamada

kikoeteimasuka

Selected work at the All Japan Dance Festival

in 2012

REVERBDance Festival in New York

November 6-8, 2016

Based on the afterworld of Japanese Buddhism, the piece “kikoeteimasuka” was first shown in 2012. The transparent cloth represents a spiritual river “The River of Sanzu” which is told to be dividing us and the deceased.

                                               

Choreography: Tomoyo Yamada

Dancers (Original cast 2013): Megumi Tsuchida, Akiyo Kubota, Chihiro Koyama, Yuki Cho, Kanoko Yamamoto, Risako Iwatani, Fuka Matsubara, Tomomi Mishima, Natsumi Nishioka, Moe Yokouchi, Kana Nakamura, Ai Hirooka, Tomoyo Yamada

Hungover from my Twenties

 

Kansai Buyo-Renmei 

April 30, 2016

 

A collaboration piece with dancers from 10 universities, “Hungover from my twenties” demonstrates the social issues of “karoshi” in Japan. “Karoshi”, which can be translated to “over work death” is occupational sudden mortality mainly caused by heart attacks and strokes due to stress.

                                               

Choreography: Tomoyo Yamada

Dancers : Asuka Iida, Kao Uno, Eimi Kawai, Riko Shimada, Aya Nakanishi, Ayana Nishikai,

Moe Nishida, Yume Nishimura, Rina Matsumoto, Mai Jyotake, Hana Chono, Ayane Yasunaga, Misaki Nagao, Mizuki Okumura, Urara Wada, Risako Iwatani, Akiyo Kubota, Chihiro Araki, Rina Nakanishi, Sayaka Yamashita

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