UTMOST Movement Lab (Tokyo, Japan): So I Dance For Forgiveness…

  • watch: 17th August 2020 at 9am UTC
  • duration: 60 min

A choreographer/dancer, Airi Suzuki’s 60min solo dance piece which was inspired by a story of Jean Ruff-O’Herne who was a Dutch lady, forced to become a comfort woman of Imperial Japanese Army in Indonesia during Great East Asian War in 1940s. In this piece, Airi Suzuki, the choreographer and the performer shares the experiences of Jan, and focuses on her “forgiving mind set”. How could she forgive her horrible experiences?? Airi then starts look for the meaning of “forgiveness”, and reflects it to her own personal life experiences and thoughts with throwing the same question to the audiences.

BIO: Airi Suzuki is a dancer, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance. She was born and started dance in Tokyo, Japan. She studied dance at Limon Institute and Peri Dance Center in New York. From 2009 to 2013, she worked with Perrine Valli, Association Sam-Hester in Paris as a dancer, and toured the world to perform at several major dance festivals, such as Tanz im August in Berlin and Nyon Dance Festival in Switzerland. She also works as a choreographer and through many national residencies, she has been creating and performing new works at dance festivals such as Attakkalari Dance Biennale India or Still Point Art Festival in Hong Kong. Currently, she is back in Tokyo, Japan and focuses on her own company, UTMOST Movement Lab. ARTIST’S WEBSITE