Dance Triennale Tokyo 2012




  ○January 10,2014 The Japan Foundation.Performing Arts Network Japan.
  Artist Interview


  ○FEBRUARY 21,2013 BLOUIN Art info Japan



*Review, Preview*

  ○May 23, 2013 The Dance Current Canadian Dance Magazine “DANCE X-13″“Hetero”


  ○January 10, 2015 “16th Contemporary Dance Showcase”“Marmont”
Japan + East Asia N.Y/USA



  ○May 20, 2013 DFDANSE “DANCE X-13″“Hetero”

  ○April 27, 2013 LES DEVOIR “DANCE X-13″“Hetero”

Choreograph / Lighting design : Teita Iwabuchi and Kaori Seki
Performers’ : Annabelle Pirlot and Milena Keller


[Performance Appearance]

November 2012 Centre national de danse contemporaine (Angers / France) / 35min


About the work

[Creation Process]

We experience various occurrences, while living.
The impression which they give first to us, and the impression after getting to know the background may change.
Obtaining the idea from the multistory thing, they made “Prismatic”


[Image text]

We cannot become others.
Therefore, We cannot but imagine. However, the imagination is only the imagination that “I” can do.
A miserable occurrence and a fortunate occurrence also have many sides.
It is like many colors being contained in a light. Even if we imagine the end, it actually doesn’t becomes so.
Therefore, I do not want to stop what imagine as on many sides as possible.


I was visible to violence. Really?
I was visible to tenderness. Really?
I was visible to sadness. Really?
I was visible to affection. Really?


Choreographer : Teita Iwabuchi and Kaori Seki
Lighting designer : Yuichi Kageyama
Costume Designer : Yoko Takeuchi
Perfomers : Teita Iwabuchi , Kaori Seki




[Performance Appearance]

Premiered April 2011 at Sengawa theater (Tokyo)


December 2012 Fiffo. Program at Palais Kabelwerk (Vienna / Austria)
November 2012 Centre national de danse contemporaine (Angers / France)
February 2012 Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2012 at YOKOHAMA RED BRICK WAREHOUSE (Yokohama) Performers Daiji Meguro / Kaori Seki>
April 2011 at Sengawa theater (Tokyo)


About the work

[Creation process]

“Hetero” was made by focusing deference between two persons. When performers try to equal,
the audience will find out the essence of relationship. The title “Hetero” means differing.
“Hetero”is collaboration work by Teita Iwabuchi and Kaori Seki. They worked together from choreograph to sound and light design.
The light assume a role to describe division between individuals.


[Image text]

One sex, one body, one space. Two sex, two bodies, two spaces.
My eyes mirror scenery.
Unawares I am mirrored in your eyes.
The time crossing my view and someone’s view, it appears another time on the border.


[Critical comments]

In “Hetero,” by Iwabuchi Teita and Seki Kaori, one can almost hear the physical dialogue woven together moment by moment,
breath by breath, through the silence.
Ono Shinji (Producer, Aoyama Theater and Aoyama Round Theater)


“Hetero,” by Iwabuchi Teita and Seki Kaori, is filled with such tension that the very air seems to grow denser from the moment
the performance begins. The power of the moves of the dancers in that piece, Seki Kaori and Meguro Daiji, was also astonishing.
That intensity, maintained without interruption until the very end, made “Hetero” overwhelming even among the other finalists.
Shindo Hiroko (Dance Critic)


“Hetero,” by Iwabuchi Teita and Seki Kaori, recipients of the French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer, were able to
create, with each choreographer and dancer employing individual techniques and skills to create a space-time framework in which
dance was fully realized as a stage performance.
Maeda Keizo (Board Director, Realcities, an NPO)


“Hetero” by Iwabuchi Teita and Seki Kaori is a duet performance carefully crafted through intense confrontation with their own bodies.
The performance was superb; it was unquestionably deserving of its prize.
Hamano Fumio (Senior Editor, Shinshokan Dance Magazine)


I want to see bodies dancing beyond the boundaries of dance.There can be no equal to the grace of a body rising to the
challenge of a prize, an impetus, a fortunate opportunity. In my personal view, the notion of “Dance as a never-ending adventure, an experiment”
has receded even more than last year, is perhaps even being forgotten. In this, my second year as a judge, I felt he responsibility of witnessing and
commenting on this trend.
Murobushi Ko (Dancer, Choreographer)


This year at Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2012, once again, I had the opportunity to gain a broad view of contemporary dance in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. In selecting the winners, all the jury members engaged in a frank, constructive and meaningful exchange of opinions. Iwabuchi Teita and Seki Kaori received the French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer in Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2012 Competition I. During the six-month residence that is given the prizewinners,they will, I trust, not only expand the range of their experience with dance and the visual arts but also deepen their study of choreography, focusing on the tension created by human bodies on stage, brought to life through the composition of the dance.
Rebecca Lee (Director, L’Institut Franco-Japonais de Yokohama)