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Aki Takase, Yui Kawaguchi

Cadenza - Die Stadt im Klavier V

Performance | Spectacle
  • Photo by Dieter Hartwig

BC
March 21-22 mars 2014
8:00 | 20:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: Vancouver International Dance Festival
Member of the CanDance Network | Membre du reseau CanDanse
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
604-713-1800 

Fast-flowing traffic, flashing lights and a steady stream of people. Standstill. Every city has Its own rhythm, and Yui Kawaguchi and Aki Takase mirror these rhythms like microcosms under a magnifying glass, creating a new utopian city in their interplay of choreography, composition and improvisation – The City in the Piano (Die Stadt im Klavier). 

In the five years since the dancer asked the jazz pianist to appear on stage for the first time the duo have continued to weave their passionate dialogue leading to the creation of Cadenza, where the concert piano is the central tool of the evening’s performance. Aki Takase’s mastery of the entire body of this instrument separates it acoustically into its individual components, and creates links between intertwined harmonies, isolated tones and manipulated timbres while Yui Kawaguchi delves into these sound spheres and forms new structures and physical spaces through dance, an interplay and negotiation between two strong personalities and two expressive art forms. 

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