offoffoff dance
 RELATED PROJECTS

      







 ADVERTISEMENT













Site links
  • OFFOFFOFF Home
  • About OFFOFFOFF
  • Contact us

    Get our newsletter:
     
    Search the site:
     


    Dance section
  • Dance main page
  • Dance archive

    Current dance


  • 277DanceProject: This is Heaven to Me
  • A.W.A.R.D. Stars
  • Aaron McGloin: Lamina
  • Aaron McGloin: Native
  • Akiko Furukawa: Room 702
  • Alley of the Dolls [this is not a Sequel]
  • Anchors and Ties
  • Aretha Aoki and Benjamin Kimitch
  • BAADass Women Festival
  • Banana Peel Dance: Dinner Party
  • The Barnard Project 2010
  • Batsheva: Hora
  • Belinda McGuire
  • Bennyroyce Royon: Chronos Project
  • Bloom: City
  • Body Collider: Bare Knuckle High Fashion
  • Brian Brooks
  • Brian Brooks Moving Company 2012
  • Bryn Cohn: Skin
  • Burr Johnson
  • Chavasse Dance and Performance
  • Chris Schlichting: Stripetease
  • ChristinaNoel and the Creature
  • Chunky Move: Faker
  • Chunky Move: Mortal Engine
  • Cool NY 2011
  • Cool NY 2012
  • Current Sessions: 03Savings
  • The Current Sessions: Volume 1
  • Da-on Dance: Thirst
  • Dance Apocalypse: Solos
  • Dance Gallery 2013
  • Dance Gallery 2015
  • Dance Gallery Festival
  • Dance Gallery Festival 2012
  • Dance Now 2015
  • Dance Sampler 2
  • DanceNow 2011
  • DanceNow 2011 Two
  • Dancenow 2012
  • DanceNow 2013
  • DanceNow 2014
  • DanceNow 2016
  • Daniel Gwirtzman: The Oracle
  • DaOn Dance: Root
  • David Appel and Daniela Hoff: Take Root
  • The Dinner Party: A Whodunnit Cabaret
  • Donnell Oakley: Sure
  • DorothyAnnieMaria
  • Doug Varone and Dancers 2017
  • Dumbo Dance 2010
  • Dumbo Dance 2011
  • Dumbo Dance Festival 2012
  • Faye Driscoll: Thank You for Coming
  • Faye Driscoll: There is so much mad in me
  • Faye Driscoll: You r Me
  • Festival Twenty Ten
  • Festival Twenty Ten Too
  • FLICfest 2012
  • FLICfest 2013
  • Fresh Tracks 2010
  • Fresh Tracks 2011
  • Gallim: Sit, Kneel, Stand
  • Gerald Casel: Fluster and Plot
  • Gotham Dance Sampler 1
  • Green Space:
    Take Root

  • HATCHed WAX: two to view
  • Heather Olson: Shy Showoff
  • Hilary Easton: The Constructors
  • Hurricane Party
  • Hyperbolic!
  • Jeanine Durning: To Being
  • Jenni Hong: Mach.com
  • Jody Oberfelder: The Soldier's Tale
  • John Jasperse: Canyon
  • Jonah Bokaer: Rules of the Game
  • Jonathan Pratt
  • Julian Barnett: Sound Memory
  • Julie Bour: Why Now?
  • Katie Workum: Black Lakes
  • Katie Workum: Fruitlands
  • Katie Workum: Herkimer Diamonds
  • Katy Orthwein and Aaron McGloin
  • Keigwin and Wolcott: Places Please
  • Keigwin+Company 2012
  • kerPlunk and Friends
  • Kidd Pivot: Dark Matters
  • Kota Yamazaki: Rays of Space
  • Kyle Abraham: Heartbreaks and Homies
  • Larry Keigwin: Exit
  • Lincoln Center Kenan Fellows
  • lmno3:BANGS
  • Lucy Guerin: Structure and Sadness
  • Lucy Guerin: Untrained
  • Magda and Chelsea: The Vulgar Early Works
  • Mari Meade and Companies
  • Mari Meade and Gierre Godley
  • Mari Meade and Teresa Fellion
  • Mari Meade: Not My Home
  • Mark Dendy: Labyrinth
  • Mark Dendy: NYny Astor Place
  • martha clarke: angel reapers
  • Martha Graham Company 2016
  • The Median Movement: JACK Rally
  • The Median Movement: X
  • Mei Yamanaka Works: Sunflower
  • Merce Cunningham
  • Miguel Gutierrez: And lose the name of action
  • Mina Nishimura
  • MokdessiWagner and Kawamura
  • Nathan Trice: Recognizing Women Project
  • Neta Dance: 2280 Pints!
  • newsteps 2013
  • newsteps 2014
  • Newsteps 2017
  • Nicole Wolcott: 100 Beginnings
  • Nicole Wolcott: Paper Pieces
  • NLD: The Whiz
  • Ori Flomin: First Move
  • Oui Danse: French Amour
  • Patricia Noworol Dance: Circuits
  • Performance Mix 2013
  • Performance Mix Festival 2010
  • Petronio 2012
  • Petronio: Underland
  • Pina Bausch: Vollmond
  • ponydance: Anybody Waitin?
  • Project RUIN
  • Purchase Company 2013
  • Ralph Lemon: How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere?
  • Raw Directions 2012
  • Raw Directions 2013
  • Relative Soul: Two Takes
  • Richard Move: Martha 1963
  • RoseAnne Spradlin: beginning of something
  • Sam Kim: Sister to a Fiend
  • Sarah Skaggs Dance: The New Ecstatic
  • Sarah Skaggs: Roving 911 Memorial
  • SeNSATE
  • Shannon Gillen & Guests: Clap for the Wolfman
  • Shannon Gillen: A Colored Image of the Sun
  • Shen Wei Dance Arts
  • small apple co.
  • Splice: Japan
  • Stephen Petronio 2014
  • Stephen Petronio 2015
  • Stephen Petronio 2016
  • Stephen Petronio: LLD 430
  • Strange Love: Episode 5
  • Take Dance
  • Take Root: Mei Yamanaka and Angel Chinn
  • Tere OConnor: Bleed
  • This One Goes Out To You
  • Tiffany Mills Company
  • Tiffany Mills: After the Feast
  • Triskelion Collaborations
  • Two at Abrons
  • Two at Dixon Place
  • Tykulsker Cora
  • tykulskerdean
  • Valerie Green/Dance Entropy
  • Valerie Green: Impermanent Landscape
  • Walter Dundervill: Candy Mountain
  • Wave Rising 2011
  • William Forsythe at BAM
  • William Forsythe: Decreation
  • Women in Motion 2012
  • Wrought Iron Fog
  • Yoshiko Chuma and Rebecca Lazier
  • Zvidance: Dabke+Coupling
  • ZviDance: Zoom

    Archive


    Complete archive, 1999-present

    2016-2017 reviews:

  •  BETH GILL/KAKUYA OHASHI

    Beth Gill/Kakuya Ohashi

    Double dose

    Beth Gill and Kakuya Ohashi bring winds of alienation to a Kitchen double bill.

    By SOPHIE ERNST
    Offoffoff.com

    The curious pairing of Japanese choreographer Kakuya Ohashi and Brooklyn-based Beth Gill at the Kitchen last Thursday and Friday proved that two wildly different pieces could nevertheless both touch on similar themes — isolation and alienation in this case. Both high on concept, this duo of dances, curated by Yasuko Yokoshi, presented varying physical and conceptual challenges, some of which remained more interesting in theory than in practice.

      
    BETH GILL/KAKUYA OHASHI
    Choreography by: Beth Gill, Kakuya Ohashi.
    Includes individual dances: "wounded giant" by Beth Gill;"Wish You Were Here" by Kakuya Ohashi
    Dancers: Julie Alexander, Neal Beastey, Chase Granoff, Harper Matheson, Kayvon Pourazar, Anna Sperber, Hannah Spongberg. Kakuya Ohashi, Miu Miu..
    Production design by: Chase Granoff.
    Art direction by: Chase Granoff.
    Sound design by: Chris Peck, Skank.
    Costumes by: Chase Granoff.
    Lighting design by: Lucrecia Briceno.
    Curator: Yasuko Yokoshi.
     SCHEDULE
    The Kitchen Sept.29 and 30th, 8pm $10

    Kakuya Ohashi's Wish You Were Here purports to "explore the compulsion and neurosis of Tokyo's hyper-urban life." This is a theme that has been popular with Japanese artists for some time, and Ohashi adds little that is new or surprising to the discourse of urban alienation. Instead, he offers an unsettling duet that creates a great deal of sound and fury, but offers no resolution or real commentary.

    Kakuya Ohashi and Dancers consists of two performers, Ohashi and Miu Miu, a young, almost skeletal woman who begins the piece by walking casually to the stage in a light blue camisole and underpants. The house lights stay on as she begins to munch on a seaweed-wrapped rice cake, then chug from a bottle of what looks like green tea. Ohashi enters next, wearing a black shirt and trousers, as Miu Miu spits out the mess and begins to clench and contort her body. He sits down on a folding chair and grimaces as Miu Miu's gyrations become more extreme. Ohashi maintains a kind of sinister control over the scene, sitting in his chair, then becoming entangled in it, as Miu Miu becomes more undone, ending up screeching and crying (or laughing hysterically?). A sound score by Skank is mixed and performed live, ranging from walls of industrial, extremely loud sound, to trancy lounge music, to live thrashing on an electric guitar.

    Beth Gill/Kakuya Ohashi  
    Beth Gill's wounded giant is a kind of dance-physics experiment, taking as its impulse the idea that dancers propel themselves by their own momentum, move through space, then naturally come to rest as they encounter resistance. An intriguing concept, but a bit hard to watch for twenty-five minutes. Perhaps this was because the pace remained the same slow, deliberate exploration of motion and stillness.

      
      An intriguing concept...
      
    Seven dancers in casual clothing explore the Kitchen's stage with movement that ranges from utilitarian — carrying one of two standing fans used in the piece — to locomotive — slow downstage rolls. Three dancers propel themselves away from the back wall and roll like cogs in a conveyer belt in a factory assembly line. The fans trail blue extension cords that crisscross the space, cordoning off areas of activity and stillness. At one point, a woman walks slowly around the perimeter, dragging her hand along the wall, past a clump of beached dancers. Chris Peck's live mix incorporates the sounds of the dancers' movements as well as ambient noise made during the performance, creating a faint humming atmosphere punctuated by the whirring of the fans.

    OCTOBER 14, 2005
    OFFOFFOFF.COM • THE GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE NEW YORK



    Post a comment on "Beth Gill/Kakuya Ohashi"