Movement + Humanity = FUKUDANCE
Fukudance creates work from a belief in the necessity of live performance and the experience of art to convey humanity. It is the company’s mission to nurture the artistic vision of director Junichi Fukuda: “None is the same, and everyone has right to express truthfully.” Fukudance aims to build and reach a wide audience through virtuosic, unique collaborations and engaging performances.
You are not Yours
"You Are Not Yours" explores the hypothetical space where the dancers become the marionette, imaginary strings connected to the dancer's head, back and other possible body parts manipulating the dancer's body. It is the movement based exploration that stimulates the audience's mind by abstractly unraveling the contradiction of the reality of hierarchical society.
Abstractly interpreted about eclosion (metamorphosis in French), meaning the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation. Hands are the symbols of freedom, growth, and transformation. Movements without hands metaphors something incomplete, restricted or something in process to become complete. How they (or we) struggle to transform. Discoveries, challenges during the transformation.
Detail of the Patterns
Choreography conveys repetitions and patterns dancers leave traces as they play with time, space, movement qualities, sound, and focus. As a result, choreography become more intertwined. Dancers become "materials" and they brush and draw 3 dimensionally with oral and musical soundscape.
...the evening’s chief pleasure...Fukuda knew exactly what he was doing here: creating a work of easeful harmony...bringing to mind freedom and flight…in this altogether pleasing work. The real credit was due to Fukuda’s modest, tasteful proposal. -March 8, 2014 by Sarah Kaufman