In Yokohama, they'll be dancing in the streets

Stage Aug 1, 2018

In Yokohama, they'll be dancing in the streets

Summer is a time for dancing. Across the country there are countless local matsuri (festivals) in which a regionally specific odori (dance) is the main attraction and, of course, there are the many outdoor music festivals that allow people to let loose and move. The ...

The mind games of choreographer Philippe Decoufle

Stage Jun 27, 2018

The mind games of choreographer Philippe Decoufle

Choreographer Philippe Decoufle describes his new circus-inspired show, "Nouvelles Pieces Courtes" ("New Short Pieces"), as a "sort of visual and physical mind game." That's not surprising as the 56-year-old Frenchman has fused dance with dizzying aerial choreography, sly acrobatics and the clever use of video ...