Fear – work in progress presentation

In the framework of the Artist Residency Exchange Program
between Quartier am Hafen, Cologne & Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan:

FEAR

Choreography: KYOKO NOMURA & YUKI GODA (Artists in Residency at QaH)

Performance: DARIUS BOGDANOWICZ / MARIA MERCEDES FLORES / MARJE HIRVONEN / NIKOS KONSTANTAKIS
Visual Art: MARIANNE LINDOW
Composition: TORU YAMANAKA

Fear is one of the most primitive of human instincts.
Fear has the power to expose the human nature.
If you want to know the essence of human being, you have to find out the individual sources of fear.

As part of the new residency exchange program between Quartier am Hafen Cologne and Kyoto Art Center in Kyoto Japan, the dancer and choreographer duo KYOKO NOMURA & YUKI GODA from Kyoto haven been guests in Cologne from November 2018 to the end of January 2019. In cooperation with the dancers MARJE HIRVONEN (Cologne), MARIA MERCEDES FLORES (Cologne), NIKOS KONSTANTAKIS (Cologne), DARIUS BOGDANOWICZ (Brussels) and the visual artist MARIANNE LINDOW (Cologne), the theme “fear“ has been explored from different cultural backgrounds and experiences in order to jointly develop a performance in five individual solos, complemented by visual art works within the setting.

The Work in Progress of the project was shown at KYOTOBAR in Cologne on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January 2019, at 7 pm.

FEAR is co-produced by Quartier am Hafen and Kyoto Art Center
Funded by Quartier am Hafen, Cologne
Credits: Photos by Alec Crichton