In an event called "Dance Bridge 4," Mitsutake Kasai and Naoko Ito will present contemporary dance serving as choreographers on Dec. 7 and 8 at Session House at Kagurazaka in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward. Ito will supervise the whole production.
Kasai will choreograph two pieces: "Four Monks" and "Seven Serious Sins." Ito will choreograph a piece called "Good Company on the Road."
A group of four male dancers — Kasai himself, Kentaro Kujirai, Kentaro Koide and Baraba Okuyama — will perform "Four Monks."
Mademoiselle Cinema, an all-women company founded by Ito and comprising seven dancers — Tamami Takenoshita, Natsumi Hasushi, Rino Komoda, Shiori Nakajima, Moe Sugawa, Kiyo Saji and Mikae Nakagome — will perform "Seven Serious Sins."
The four male dancers and the seven female dancers will join to perform "Good Company on the Road."
Kasai is well-known as a solo dancer but also active as a choreographer these days.
Ito took Mademoiselle Cinema to many countries for presentation, including Poland, Mexico, Ethiopia, France, Bulgaria, Romania and South Korea.