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THERE AND HERE PROMO

Takehiro Ueyama presents his latest evening length premiere created with the music of Hideki Kato, an award-winning musician, composer and producer, entitled There and Here, exploring the nature of life after life.

 

SALARYMAN PROMO

A cast of 11 dancers perform multiple vignettes that portray Japan’s “big biz” culture.  Based on intimate interviews between Tokyo business executives and Ueyama, the illustrations depict the “salaryman’s” responsibilities, pressures, and their subsequent emotional impactions.  To help portray the essence of Japanese society, Ueyama collaborates with two Japanese artists – filmmaker Yuko Takebe and set designer Yukinobu Okazaki.  Inspired by the eponymous song by Japanese rock singer Kiyoshiro Imawano, SALARYMAN is set to the ambient sounds of metropolis Tokyo, metronomes, and contemporary works by Ana Milosavljevic, Michael Gordon, and Eve Beglarian, to name a few.

 

A Dance Enthusiast Minute : Dance Up Close
A Moment of Mourning with TAKE DANCE

TAKE DANCE rehearsing at Gibney Dance Center. Japan-born choreographer ,Take Ueyama, and his dancers are diligently preparing for “Dark Mourning” which premiered at Peter Norton Symphony Space in September 2013.

 

The Dance Enthusiast: Dance Up Close
Take Ueyama Talks Inspirations

TAKE DANCE rehearsing at Gibney Dance Center. Japan-born choreographer ,Take Ueyama, and his dancers are diligently preparing for “Dark Mourning” which premiered at Peter Norton Symphony Space in September 2013.

 

The Dance Enthusiast: Dance Up Close
TAKE Dance’s Gina Ianni

TAKE DANCE rehearsing at Gibney Dance Center. Japan-born choreographer ,Take Ueyama, and his dancers are diligently preparing for “Dark Mourning” which premiered at Peter Norton Symphony Space in September 2013.

 

“DANCERS AMONG US” by Jordan Matter

This is an ongoing project that began in the spring of 2009, featuring top professional dancers in everyday situations around New York City.  Jordan Matter photographed Takehiro Ueyama, Kile Hotchkiss, and Nana Tsuda Misko.