Ayaka Nakama is a dancer who wants to be choreographed by everything that exists in the world. Freeway Dance is a time and place where she considers “other people’s memories (of their first dance)” as her choreography and lets her body dance. The running time is four hours including food break. The space is an indoor planted garden in which a swing, bookshelf and capsule-toy vending machine find their places. Audience can walk around the garden freely (they can also lie on the floor) to encounter Nakama’s solo dance. Phenomena that induce new dance, stimulated by her dance, lurk everywhere in the garden. Audience move spontaneously to discover them. We start from deconstructing what constitutes the power system of the current production system, one element after another, apparently pastorally. And then we want to extract the outline of dance, connecting dance and infinite non-dance phenomena, through which to reflect on the “dance to come.”
Note: This is an installation which provides audience members 4 hour to sit, stand, and wander, to take everything in.
Tickets ($36) here.