Kizuna – Mixed Bill of Dance

PACE 1, De montfort University, Richmond Street, LE2 7BQ

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Join Kizuna Dance led Cameron Mckinney for a mix bill of dance, bringing a creative merger of house dance, street dance, breaking, capoeira, and contemporary floorwork.

Kizuna Dance Company will be performing three pieces of work, including the European premiere of their latest dance piece Koibito.

The company be performing Foretoken, inspired by the intricacy within Manabu Ikeda’s visual art piece of the same name and Hitsuzendo Inspired by Zen Buddhism and Japanese calligraphy, which premiered as part of Signatures at the Let’s Dance International Frontiers in 2015.

Koibito is a darker and emotionally-driven work about chaos and missed connections. Drawing inspiration from the plight of a Japanese salaryman, it engages themes of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion by focusing on three businessmen who struggle to balance an insatiable drive to succeed with a desperate desire to rediscover intimacy, however fleeting.

The dance unfolds through a series of brief chapters that transform mundane locations into chaotic scenes of infatuation and heartbreak, while simultaneously exploring the malleability of street dance and contemporary floorwork.