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Upcoming Events :

The Field Academy : Kenzo's Workshop on Saturday 24th September 2022 ( from 13:30-16:00h ) in Amstelpark, Amsterdam.

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As a part of The Field Academy, I will be sharing my outdoor workshop on Saturday 24th September ( from 13:30h ~ until 16:00h ) at starting point: Het Glazen Huis, Zone2Source, in Amstelpark..!

Everyone is welcome to join. ( * Participation is FREE of charge, but you need to register in the link below )

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- Link: https://zone2source.net/en/field-academie-by-cocky-eek/?fbclid=IwAR0sbjmwoAfrPeY-hVIkeHvXNoeCZKJo5Jih0jxydFJXJSM9JWElxzGA1MM#Vitalizing

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Please share and spread the words to who(m)ever might be interested and curious to join my workshop.. 😉 shy and introvert people ( like myself.. ) are more than super super welcome.. 😉 we move a bit together.. gentle and subtle .. in the nature ( and in our nature ) in Amstelpark.

.. we breathe with trees as our companions .. we move with sea of clouds .. flock of birds are flock of wonders .. we change names and go beyond names and shapes.. trees are magic animals looking back at us hum-mans.. what are we in the eyes of magic animals we call trees, clouds, insects, flowers.. Do I really know you..? .. we are mirrors facing each other.. then the light comes in, from that particular angle.. the world changes.. casting the long shadows in this particular angle.. all these shadows are all families and friends with one another.. shadows blurring, new clouds set in .. new magic animals in the sky, the wind and the earth's rotation, we are all moving along while being still and being alive..

No experience needed.., well, just bring some warm comfortable clothes with you ( and you may sweat and have to change clothes afterward ) because we will be mostly outside ( that's the idea ) .. I hope it will not rain ( so much ) on Saturday afternoon, at least.. well anything goes and we will be alright.

Movement workshop : Vitalizing the Invisible with Kenzo Kusuda.

Kenzo Kusuda is a dancer who often relies on improvisation. In this movement workshop, he focuses on the performativity of the landscape: the bee dancing by, the tree gently swaying in the wind, the clouds slowly transforming high in the sky. In fact, everything dances. In this improvisation, we simply start our movement by seeing what is moving all around us. Discovering the life of movement, improvisation and performativity in the Amstelpark.

When: Saturday 24th September ( * from 13.30-16.00 hrs ) Starting point: Het Glazen Huis, Zone2Source, in Amstelpark

This workshop is for everyone and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Experience is not necessary, because we are all experts in our own bodies and our perception. The workshop is in english. No experience is required.

This workshop is open for everyone, and it is FREE of charge ( thanks to the organization of The Field Academy..! ) but you still need to register to make a reservation in the link below.

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- Link: https://zone2source.net/en/field-academie-by-cocky-eek/?fbclid=IwAR0sbjmwoAfrPeY-hVIkeHvXNoeCZKJo5Jih0jxydFJXJSM9JWElxzGA1MM#Vitalizing

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On Saturday 10th September 2022 ( from 21:00h-), Setareh Nafisi's new work " One Window is Enough " at Akerk in Groningen, NL ( Groninger MuseumNacht ).

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On Saturday 10th September 2022 ( from 21:00h~ ), I am performing Setareh Nafisi's new work " One Window is Enough ", together with amazing musicians: Antonis Pratsinakis ( cello ) & Setareh Nafisi ( piano, voice, composition ), at the beautiful church Akerk in Groningen, NL, as a part of Groninger MuseumNacht ( Groningen's Museum Night ) events.

Looking so much forward to performing this beautiful piece at the magnificent space of Akerk in Groningen..!

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- Link: https://akerk.nl/event/groninger-museumnacht-maryna-taldykina-bagatellen-van-sylvestrov-2

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Upcoming Events :

Performance ALFONSINA on Friday 26th August at On The Roof ( Amsterdam Noord )

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On Friday 26th August ( 20:30h- ), I am invited to perform " ALFONSINA " together with 3 great musicians: Nawras Al Taky ( ud, voice ), Sanem Kalfa ( voice ) & Felix Hildenbrand ( bass ) at the beautiful concert venue “ On The Roof “ in Amsterdam Noord.

Alfonsina is a conceptual performance around Argentinian poet Alfonsina Storni who became immortal through the song ‘Alfonsina y el Mar’.

Looking so much forward..!

Address " On The Roof " is: Johan van Hasseltweg 39 ( * Amsterdam Noord )

Concert space " On The Roof " is located on the top-roof of the building at Johan van Hasseltweg 39, performing space and the audience tribune under the sky, feeling the the gentle breeze by the sea next to the building, a sort of outdoor theater created on the top-roof of the building, very cozy and comfortable with a cafe/bar/restaurant right next to the concert space on the roof.

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- Link: https://on-the-roof.com/artists/nolabel/?fbclid=IwAR2qlcbEab3nL01KbhV5ZZgyMz-2LG8swOgi3-xvPbROLwoZjKNeuYXEPoM

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Kenzo's Workshop at StrandLAB in Almere, NL - on Wednesday 24th August 2022 ( from 14:00-16:30h ). Everyone is Welcome!

Next week on Wednesday 24th August ( from 14:00h ~ 16:30h ), I will be giving my workshop at StrandLAB in Almere.

Everyone is welcome.. ( * experience is not needed, anyone can join ). If you are interested to join, please make sure to subscribe on the link below.

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- Link: https://strandlab-almere.nl/workshop-where-ever-we-are/

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- Where Ever We Are, Movement improvisation workshop -

Kenzo Kusuda is a dancer who often relies on improvisation. In this movement workshop, he focuses on the performativity of the landscape: the bee dancing by, the tree gently swaying in the wind, the clouds slowly transforming high in the sky. In fact, everything dances. In this improvisation, we start our movement by seeing what is moving all around us. Discovering the life of movement, improvisation and performativity on the Almere beach. The workshop is for everyone. Experience is not necessary, because we are all experts in our own bodies and our perception.

* Also amazing programmes during the whole day at StrandLAB with other great people and artists running this beautiful event in Almere.


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In Loving Memory of Jaap Flier ( Den Haag, 27 February 1934 - Bloemendaal, 18 March 2022 ), a legendary pioneer in the world of dance, our super hero, our best friend, our inspiration, our shining star.

Jellie Dekker's documantary film " JAAP FLIER - Solo " ( 2016 ) is now available to watched freely on Vimeo. This is a very beautiful documantary film, portraying this unforgettable, magnificent and admirable person, a legendary pioneer in the world of dance, our super hero and our best friend; Jacob Flier.

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- WATCH: https://vimeo.com/155052409

In Loving Memory of Jaap Flier ( Den Haag, 27 February 1934 - Bloemendaal, 18 March 2022 ), a legendary pioneer in the world of dance, our super hero, our best friend, our inspiration, our shining star.

Last Friday, I have heard the sad news that our beloved friend and an incredible visionary and pioneer of the world of dance, Jaap Flier ( Jacob Flier, as he always called himself as Jacob, we also call him Jacob, with so much love and respect.. ) has passed away last Friday while he was sleeping, at the age of 88.

He was a legendary classical ballet dancer in the 1950’s, often mentioned as the first “ prince “ in classical ballet world in The Netherlands after the World War 2, he was an incredibly gifted and charismatic super star dancer who has been the leading force of the ballet world in 1950’s with great people such as Sonia Gaskell, Glen Tetley, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Danzig and many great innovators in dance world, then Jacob’s creative spirit was so strong and fierce and unstoppable, he become one of the founding members of Nederlands Dans Theater ( NDT ) in 1959 to start up NDT, and also later on during the 1980's Jacob became one of the leading forces at the first beginning period of SNDO ( School for New Dance Development ) in Amsterdam together with Pauline de Groot and Aat Hougée, where Jacob has been such a strong driving force and a huge creative influence and impact on many aspiring dancers and choreographers and dance/theater makers as well as on the public and audiences members, to open up and digging deeply into the dance as an art form, as well as expanding and exploring the world of dance beyond anyone could possibly imagine at that time. Later Jacob worked with Boukje Schweigman, to create an amazingly beautiful duet Grond (2006), a beautiful duet between Jacob & Boukje.

Jacob has always been a person whom I look up to with so much admiration and reverence, and simply being around him has always been an inspiration by itself, I’ve learned so much from Jacob, and will be learning more and more by feeling and sensing his generous presence in the air everywhere, an inspiration that is simply timeless and always with us in our heart, we cherish and carry the spirits of Jacob wherever we go.

He always welcomed us and made us feel at home with his open arms and open heart, with his vibrant sense of humour and joyous curiosity, and his mischievous smile and his intuitive and playful natural spirit, guiding each of us to go and discover the beauty that the life can reveal at our presence and attendance, wether it be a human or flower or a tree or the ray of sunshine, he smiles at the world, and dance with that ever changing, mysterious and fascinating, world.

Jacob was always encouraging us to go deep and and look into the essence of things, cherishing and contemplating with the sense of awe and wonder, he has always been such a generous person whom you could really talk to and exchange and ponder together, a real master and a real super star, a shining guide and a shining light, a teacher of life whom I truly adore from the deepest place.

I first got to know Jacob through my participation to choreographer Dylan Newcomb’s works for which I was one of the participating dancers ( that was around 2004~2006, I think..? ), then following that first encounter, I took my courage to ask Jacob to help me as the artistic advisor to with my own choreographic works at Korzo Productions ( my own choreographic works, such as “ Honey Crypto “ in 2008, for example ) since then Jacob was my artistic advisor and mentor and he encouraged me and inspired me so much for both my choreographic works & my improvisational works in all ranges as a dancer / choreographer / performer, and we became a very good friends as well.

Also Jacob was the person who had introduced me and connected me to Boukje Schweigman, another amazing artist in the field, Jacob really wanted Boukje and me working together and create something new, so he brought Boukje to my premier show of my work Honey Crypto, and immediately Boukje and I clicked perfectly and we decided to work together for a new project, that resulted into my first collaboration with Boukje Schweigman, TUSSEN ( 2010 ) with Schweigman& Company, for which Jacob was the cupid angel, connecting all the fascinating dots into a dynamic lines and waves and dimensions, creating a new chemistry and magic between people he meets, so for me, Jacob has been really so dynamically creating the dynamic movements of my path as a dance artist and a person, I cannot thank him enough with any words and any expression, but Jacob, thank you, thank you so much, my life has been so enriching and so amazing and inspiring thanks to you, I feel so grateful, thank you Jacob for everything..!!!

Jacob always made us feel so welcomed and made us feel so cozy at his home, with his delicious food he always cooked for us so amazingly in his magic kitchen with his best earthy red wines from French country side ( and we all get drank so happily altogether always!! ) and such a preciousness in everything he does and he was always there to share and listen and enjoy and dance and laugh and sing in the sun from the widely open window to the beautiful big oak tree which was growing alongside the canal water in front of his house, water flowing and reflecting the afternoon sunshine in the warm spring air, the big oak tree that was giving the beautiful shades and sparkles of prism of light here and there, creating an ambience of an oasis where you could rest and recharge your energy with creative tranquility. Overlooking the big oak tree which was right in front of sunny window from his cozy living room, we had many wonderful conversations from time to time and that was all so inspirational and nourishing.

Many years ago ( maybe more than 10 years ago? ), Jacob once told me that he had been always feeling a very strong special connection and a deep friendship with that big oak tree he has seen everyday from his sunny cozy living room window for many years, Jacob and a tree have became very good friends over the years and decades. When he told me about his deep connection to the tree, I totally understood what he meant, and since then the way I look at the trees and the nature in general have changed in a very inspiring way. As Jacob is someone who can really feel and connect to everything he sees and feels the essence and the beauty in everything he encounters and he communicates beyond words, as such a legendary dance artist as Jacob that would certainly be the most natural thing to feel and communicate far beyond words can describe and far beyond everything, as he has always been the true essentialist who really leap so high and turn and spin so powerfully, so centrifugally and so gracefully beyond all boundaries to reach everyone and everything, at the same time on the courageous journey to go finding the strong centre, axis, the essence, digging so deep to the core, the essence.. and dance with the core essence, letting everything and everyone dance with him, that is uncompromisingly the Jacob’s spirit, that touches us and moves us so deeply.

Thank you so much Jacob, I miss you very much.

Kenzo

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* Herewith you can watch a beautiful documentary film “ JAAP FLIER - Solo “ by Jellie Dekker.

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- WATCH: https://vimeo.com/155052409

Jellie Dekker's documantary film " JAAP FLIER - Solo " ( 2016 ) is available to watched on Vimeo. This is a very beautiful documantary film, portraying this unforgettable, magnificent admirable person, a legendary pioneer in the world of dance, our super hero and our best friend; Jacob Flier.

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Upcoming Events :

For Ever Four Seasons ( Convoi Exceptionnel ) in Copenhagen on 29th & 30th November 2021-!

We are performing " For Ever Four Seasons " by Jon R.Skulburg / Convoi Exceptionnel at Dansehallerne ( at location : Dansekapellet ) in Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th November 2021..!! I am so happy and excited, so much looking forward to performing this magnificent work in Copenhagen, with such a great team of Convoi Exceptionnel & Dansehallerne all together in this great programme~!!

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- Link: http://dansehallerne.dk/en/public-program/performance/1654/


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    Our film DUÆL is now available to watched freely on Vimeo-!

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    - Link: https://vimeo.com/517177985

    I am very happy to share with you, this new dance film called DUÆL ( *directed by Jellie Dekker ), in which I am invited to join and blend myself in as an integral part of the force of nature, immersed in the multiple layers of perceived reality in the world we live and experience at each given moment.

    The title DUÆL has an implication of both two seemingly so mistakingly similar but indeed very differently meant words and terms, such as: Dual & Duel. They fuse into each other, becoming one ambiguous and symbiotic whole; DUÆL.

    Also the two completely different places, Here and There, or There and Here, ( depending on where you are ), start to infiltrate with each other and merge into one another, only gradually to make you realise deeply that you ARE the tunnel in between.

    Hope you enjoy the journey this film takes you along, hope this becomes a sort of an inspiration for a day, and please feel free to share and exchange. Have a nice day everyone-! Kenzo

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    Upcoming Events :

    Happy to announce that the film director Jellie Dekker’s new film DUÆL ( *in which I am featured as a dancer/choreographer ) will have a premier online this weekend, on Saturday 27th March ( at 15:30h~ ) as a part of the programme NEW DUTCH Shorts 4 , at CINEDANS FEST ’21.

    If you would like to support the festival and watch the other selected films, you can buy a Cinedans ticket for 25 euro ( *Cinedans Festival Pass ), with which you can watch the whole entire 3 day programmes during the festival period ( Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March ).

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    - Link: http://cinedans.nl/festival-2021/

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    Upcoming Events :

    During the last 2 weeks, I have had such an amazing fantastic time sharing my workshops at Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) for incredibly amazing dancers of both NDT 1 & NDT 2 at Shared Platform Program..!

    I have been literally so mesmerized and euphoric and so extremely happy!! Feeling so inspired while sharing the space and the spirits with such an amazing collective of people with incredibly deep souls and talents and wholeheartedness from each individual artist, sparkling as one and emerging as the movement that became so tangible and overwgelmingly powerful, that is so authentic to the core and so permeantly resonating beyond any borders. Wow I’ve had amazing time with them all..!! Thank you everyone-!!!

    Thank you so much Emily Molnar & Fernando Hernando Magadan for inviting me with so much trust and generosity-!!! I really felt so warmly welcomed and very much supported by you both, together with so many fantastic dancers with so many fascinating personalities and sparks, and whole team at NDT with such warm heart and care and kindness-!!

    And thank you much Dimo Kirilov & Tamako Akiyama for introducing me to this fantastic opportunity and adventure full of magic and inspiration with so many wonderful people, thank you everyone-!!!

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    Watch us tonight-!! Friday 26th June, between 19:30h-23:59h ( Friday night, NL-time ), Online World Premier " Unknown Home " at Bach Festival Dordrdrecht ( * the piece itself is about 50 minutes long )

  • - Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27H9ixX-ZOI&feature=youtu.be

  • Op vrijdag 26 juni om 19.30 uur gaat het nieuwe werk van Oene van Geel in premiere op het online Bachfestival. Oene schreef Unknown Home, een compositie voor orgel, elektrische gitaar, altviool en heel veel slagwerk, balonnen en andere gimmicks. Het publiek, ook online, wordt meegenomen door danser Kenzo Kusuda door de Grote Kerk van Dordrecht.
  • Geerten van de Wetering ( organ ), Evan Bogerd ( organ ), Aart Strootman ( electric guitar ), Oene van Geel ( compososer / viola, cello, voice ), Kenzo Kusuda ( dance )
  • Deze compositie is mogelijk gemaakt door de steun van Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • Tekst Unknown Home door Natacha Pincemaille Neveu
  • Bach Festival Dordrecht
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    NRC Dutch Newspaper review article about Online-Premier of " Unknown Home " at Bach Festival Dordrecht ( * Online-Premier on Friday 26th June 2020, between 19:30h~23:59h, Friday night, NL-time ) * The piece itself is about 50 minutes long.

  • We've got fantastic review article on the Dutch Newspaper NRC about our upcoming performance " Unknown Home " with fantastic musicians Oene Van Geel ( composition/viola/cello/percussion/voice), Geerten Van de Wetering (organ), Evan Bogerd (organ), Aart Strootman (guitar) & Kenzo Kusuda (dance) at Bachfestival Dordrecht~!!! ;)
  • - Link: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/06/25/bach-in-en-bedje-van-orgel-kraakdoos-en-balonnen-a4004049?fbclid=IwAR1TZ5QsdcK_QK5Nu4kwhla2NoYMfafefcVrb_CfF1lQ8m8XLoxC4Ao7Nio

  • Photo by: Andreas Terlaak ( NRC.NL ) - Dutch Newspaper Review article
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  • On Friday 26th June at 19:00h~ ( NL time ), we will have Online-premiere of " Unknown Home ", so please check on the Facebook/Website/Youtube of Bachfestival Dordrecht. Please take a chance and watch it if you can..!!!
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  • - Link: http://www.bachfestivaldordrecht.nl/programma/improvisatieconcert-en-wereldpremiere/?fbclid=IwAR2LMowqSLTYW1Rd0_ei-XPKff-5LFvcYkgJ3K_2lNyenGAh2tWSKaHZs20

  • Photo by: Janko Duinker - ( * Rehearsal - Kenzo, Oene, Aart & Evan, and sound technician Philip & technical recordng crew, preparing the film shooting & audio recordings )
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    Upcoming Events :

    Madama Butterfly at La Monnaie / De Munt Opera in Brussels - Now Free-Streaming Online until Sunday 17th May, 2020-!!

  • Puccini's " Madama Butterfly ", a beautiful production in which I was invited to participate as a choreographer at La Monnaie / De Munt Opera in Brussels in 2017, is right now available to watch online until Sunday 17th May, 2020-!! ❤️❤️❤️
  • Watch it if you can, it was such a beautiful production, directed by amazing Kirsten Delholm ( Hotel Pro Forma ).
  • - Link: https://www.lamonnaie.be/en/streaming/1695-madama-butterfly?fbclid=IwAR1a7CGc_0uXOSM-g4xsO1ZQUcOzzvUYU0etnDCcK6_IwXWZpWihM9QYRuw

  • Fantastic world created by Danish director Kirsten Delholm ( Hotel Pro Forma ) and her amazing creative artistic team from Copenhagen (such as Jon R. Skulberg, Maja Ziska, Jesper Kongshaus ) working with fantastic conductor Roberto Rizzi Brignoli together with world's best top singers/soloists & musicians & amazing creative production team of La Monnaie / De Munt, such as Peter de Caluwe, Aurore Aubouin, Marie Lambert, Krystian Lada, Emilie Rault and many more amazing people ) together with beautiful puppet team of Ulrike Quade & Ulrike Quade Company ( Tim Hammer, Suze van Miltenburg, Ruben Mardulier, Joris de Jong ) and really really fantastic beautiful dancers: Hippolyte Bohouo, Gabriel Soler, Johann Fourrière, Bart Hélémy, Rossandra Nicoletti, Christine Sollie, Sophy Ribrault, Ghislain Grellier, Marion Rhéty, Maya Kawatake Pinon, Paula Isiegas, Maude Rieder, who are all a family of magic..!! ❤️❤️
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      For Ever Four Seasons ( Convoi Exceptionnel ) in Copenhagen on 12th & 13th March 2020-!

      Feeling so happy performing " For Ever Four Seasons " by choreographer / director Jon R. Skulberg ( Convoi Exceptionnel ) at Pakhus 11 as part of Dansehallerne's spring program on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th March 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark..!! Together with amazing dancer Marianna Kavallieratos & fantastic artistic team of Convoi Exceptionnel, I am so excited to see you in Copenhagen..!! --
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      • For Ever Four Seasons
      • * choreography by Jon R. Skulburg ( Convoi Exceptionnel )


      • * Date -
      • - Thursday 12th March 2020 (20:00h~)
      • - Friday 13th March 2020 (20:00h~)
      • * Place -
      • Pakhus 11, in Copenhagen Denmark
      • ( * the venue " Pakhus 11 " is located on the following address : Dampfærgevej 2, 2100 København Ø (800 meters from Østerport station) - Copenhagen, Denmark )
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      • link: https://www.dansehallerne.dk/en/performance/for-ever-four-seasons/

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      • FOR EVER FOUR SEASONS ( Convoi Exceptionnel ) Jon R. Skulberg, Lene Bang Henningsen, Kristian Hverring, Kenzo Kusuda, Marianna Kavallieratos, Mads Dinesen, Soma Allpass, Lil Lacy, Astrid Hansen Holm, Irene Lehtonen

        " For Ever Four Seasons " in Copenhagen at Pakhus 11 as part of Dansehallerne's spring program..! For Ever Four Seasons" is a choreographic and musical work which insists on slowness, as an act of resistance against our rapidly accelerating world. At one and the same time, Jon R. Skulberg and Convoi Exceptionnel want to give the audience a sensuous experience, which both pleases and disturbs while posing the fundamental question: What is the role of mankind in the Anthropocene era? The first dancer, Kenzo Kusuda, has freed himself of the patterns of human motion to create the basic form of "nature". The second dancer, Marianna Kavallieratos, is a figure wandering in a probable and violent vision of the future - in an impossible attempt to build a relationship with the outside world and a "nature" which no longer bears any resemblance to itself. The two dancer's conditions and emotional states are anchored to the newly composed works by the cello duo Soma & Lil and composer and sound artist Kristian Hverring. Jon R. Skulberg's staging, scenography and light invite the audience to a series of images of presence in slow but constant change.

        link: https://www.dansehallerne.dk/en/performance/for-ever-four-seasons/

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          ONEIRO - Touring 3 cities in Lithuania

        • Mindaugas Bačkus, Kenzo Kusuda & Agnija Šeiko ( Šeiko Dance Company )

        ONEIRO is now touring 3 cities in Lithuania~! Vilnius (Tuesday 11th Feb) - Klaipeda (Thursday 13th Feb) - Kaunas (Saturday 15th Feb)

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      • More info & Tickets: https://www.tiketa.lt/EN/seiko_sokio_teatras__oneiro_22637

      • ONEIRO, our new work with fantastic cellist Mindaugas Bačkus ( who is the artistic director of Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra & Klaipeda Cello Biennale ) & artistic director Agnija Seiko & Šeiko Dance Company ( Šeiko šokio teatras ) in exciting collaboration with choreographer/dancer Kenzo Kusuda, will be now touing 3 cities in Lithuania : Vilnius (Tuesday 11th Feb) - Klaipeda (Thursday 13th Feb) - Kaunas (Saturday 15th Feb). We are so thrilled and excited!!
      • Review: "the dancer Kenzo Kusuda's body language is exclusive and traditional, and the light on the stage create a colorful aesthetics of the dream" - written by Rosana Lukauskaitė.
      • Read full article & See more photos: https://www.7md.lt/sokis/2020-01-17/Stygu-teorija

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      • More info & Tickets: https://www.tiketa.lt/EN/seiko_sokio_teatras__oneiro_22637

        • ONEIRO

        • Mindaugas Bačkus, Kenzo Kusuda & Agnija Šeiko ( Šeiko Dance Company ) in Klaipeda, Lithuania


        • ONEIRO, our new work with fantastic cellist Mindaugas Bačkus ( who is the artistic director of Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra & Klaipeda Cello Biennale ) & amazing Agnija Seiko & Šeiko Dance Company ( Šeiko šokio teatras ) in exciting collaboration with Kenzo Kusuda, will have its premier on Saturday 7th December at KUFA Klaipeda Culture Fabric ( Klaipėdos kultūros fabrikas ) in Klaipeda, Lithuania! ;) ;) We are so thrilled and excited!! ;) ;)
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        • * Date -
        • Saturday 7th December 2019 (19:00h~) * Premier
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        • Klaipėdos Kultūros Fabrikas ( Klaipeda Cultural Fabriek ) in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
        • ( * address : Bangų g. 5A Klaipeda, Lithuania 91250 )

        • ONEIRO

      • Idea, Dramaturgy & Direction : Mindaugas Bačkus, Kenzo Kusuda & Agnija Šeiko
      • Performers : Mindaugas Bačkus ( cello ) & Kenzo Kusuda ( dance )
      • Costume Design : Sandra Straukaitė
      • Light Design : Justas Bø
      • Music : According to David Lang's " World To Come "
      • Co-Production : VšĮ „Violončelių muzika“ ir Šeiko šokio teatras ( Public Institution " Cello Music " & Šeiko Dance Company )
      • Duration : 60 min.
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      • ONEIRO is the interplay between magic of the intermediate space where the spirits of dreams inhabit and take charges, the space which is dreaming its strangest dreams - sometimes taking shapes of forgotten debris of humane feelings and other times the shapes of the broken pieces of lost music.
      • The initial inspiration motive and the central music piece of the performance ONEIRO, is David Lang's music composition "World to Come", which he created after the September 11 tragedy in NY, when the world was standing in the midst of huge uncertainty. Cellist Mindaugas Bačkus and choreographers Kenzo Kusuda & Agnija Šeiko; the creators of the performance ONEIRO were also inspired not only by the deep, mathematical music, but also by the name World To Come that indicates the state of the limbo, an intermediate stage between the end and what is waiting beyond it, what awaits on the next page unturned yet; that which awaits you overleaf.
      • ONEIRO invites the viewer to actively experience that momentary moment, highlight it, and delve into it. The name of the dance performance ONEIRO, which refers to the dream space, or " The Spirit of Dreams ", also succumbs to various interpretations. In Japanese, the word 'Ne-Iro' can be read as a sound texture or the color of the sound. The territory of the dream (from Ancient Greek oneiro - dreams, dream gods, spirit of dreams ) is a hard-to-define intermediate space where the shore of the real world bounces into an indefinite ocean of space that blurs the boundaries of one's consciousness. It is a borderline experience that everyone experiences when their eyes are closed, but when they wake up they are swept aside. Oneiro invites you to stay in the area with your eyes open and all your senses.
      • link: Tickets Information

      • link: More Info on Facebook Event Page

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        Upcoming Events :

        • HUBS Immersive Festival 2019, in Den Haag
        • * As a part of the festivl programme, Kenzo will perform a new solo


        • * Date -
        • - Friday 8th November 2019 (20:00h~)
        • - Saturday 9th November 2019 (16:00h~)
        • - Saturday 9th November 2019 (20:30h~)
        • - * Each performance is a guided tour theater experience that would take approximately 2.5 hours each festival programme. Please check the starting time carefully.
        • * Place -
        • Theater De Nieuwe Regentes
        • ( * address : Weimarstraat 63, 2562 GR, Den Haag, The Netherlands )

        I am so happy and excited to be a part of this beautiful programme of HUBS Immersive Festival 2019 that is happening this week on 8th & 9th November ( Friday & Saturday ) at Theater De Nieuwe Regentes in Den Haag..! ;) -- A very human art experience ❤️ After the enthousiastically received first edition in 2017, we present the second edition of the HUBS IMMERSIVE Festival: international and The Hague based performers and artists take you on a sensory expedition through the building of De Nieuwe Regentes, a former swimming pool which now functions as a.o. a theatre. On stage and behind the scenes you will be immersed in an experience filled with (dance) performances and art installations. The multidisciplinary international HUBS IMMERSIVE Festival welcomes you! The makers put your sensory experience and the interaction with the work and their creators at its center. Proven adventurous art installations and beautiful (dance) performances are to be enjoyed together with brand new creations made by invitation of the festival team. With: Karel van Laere, Darren Johnston,Joep Truien, Lauren Jetty, Aisha Pagnes, Ludmila Rodrigues, Kenzo Kusuda, Erin Burley, Loes Schakenbos, Hilde Tuinstra, Imca, Wen Chin Fu, Mcdance Meyer-Chaffaud

        link: https://hubsfestival.com/en/english/

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      • MOVING GUITARS

          Come and see our new music-theater production " MOVING GUITARS " at November Music Festival 2019 in Den Bosch, NL..!!

        • * Date -
        • Thursday 7th November 2019 ( from 19:00h~ )
        • * Place -
        • Verkadefabriek ( in Den Bosch, NL )
        • (* address: Boschdijkstraat 45 5211 VD 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands )

        link: https://novembermusic.net/programma/florian-maier-moving-guitars

        MOVING GUITARS - Moving Guitars is a performance where music, images, and dance enter into a dialogue with each other. Movement is the one element uniting them. Refined ancient dances played on baroque guitar by Izhar Elias are set against rough new sounds on the electric guitar by composer Florian Magnus Maier. While the music develops, a magic air-filled pillow grows to gigantic proportions. It breathes and moves like a cosmic body on which video projections by Paul and Menno de Nooijer react to the music. Dancer Kenzo Kusuda moves like a sort of god between the different worlds.

        baroque guitar, classical guitar Izhar Elias | composition, electric guitar Florian Magnus Maier | dance Kenzo Kusuda | video art Paul en Menno de Nooijer | set Cocky Eek | technic Thomas Niehof & Lindy Balduk ** Thank you Lindy Balduk for our new Moving Guitars trailers!

        link: https://korzo.nl/en/calendar/moving-guitars/

        link: Tour schedule: https://www.movingguitars.nl

        ***** MOVING GUITARS ON NL TOUR 2019~2020 *****
        - 10th October 2019 (*20:30h~): KORZO THEATER (Den Haag)* premier
        - 12th October 2019 (*20:15h~): Stadsgehoorzaal (Leiden)
        - 26th October 2019 (*start time not yet known): Watdajel Art Festival (Utrecht)
        - 7th November 2019 (*19:00h~): November Music Festival (Den Bosch)
        - 25th January 2020 (*20:30h~): CC Amstel (Amsterdam)
        - 5th March 2020 (*21:00h~): Het Beest (Goes)
        - 31st March 2020 (*20:00h~): Corrosia (Almere)
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        STOLZ QUARTET - Razende Stilstand

        • * Stolz Quartet is performing the works of 2 great composers; " Een Naakt Ruiter " by Klaas de Vries, and " Razende Stilstand " by Jan Van de Putte. I feel so honoured and privileged to be taking part in this amazing team of Stolz Quartet as a choreographer for this beautiful program.


        • * Date -
        • - Thursday 31st Oct 2019 (20:15h~) : De Doelen in Rotterdam, NL
        • - Saturday 9th November 2019 (20:00h~) : Vredeskerkje, Bergen aan Zee, NL ( address: Kerkstraat 21 1865 AM, Bergen aan Zee, NL )
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        • link: https://www.kunstgetij.nl/posts/stolz-quartet

        • - Wednesday 11th December 2019 (20:00h~) : Lutherse Kerk in Groningen, NL ( * address: Lutherse Kerk : Haddingestraat 23, 9711 KC Groningen, NL )
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        • link: http://soundsofmusic.nl/concerten/razende-stilstand/

          Stolz Quartet is performing the works of 2 great Dutch composers; " Een Naakt Ruiter " by Klaas de Vries, and " Razende Stilstand " by Jan Van de Putte. I feel so honoured and privileged to be taking part in this amazing team of Stolz Quartet as a choreographer for this beautiful program. Het Stolz Quartet is te gast met dit juweel van een programma. Twee composities van Nederlandse meesters over de stilte tegenover de onrust.

        • programma / - Jan Van de Putte " Razende Stilstand " & - Klaas de Vries " Een Naakte Ruiter "
        • - credits / Stolz Quartet | Arthur Klaassens ( hobo en althobo ), Jellantsje De Vries ( viool ), Lisa Eggen ( altviool ), Doris Hochscheid ( cello ), in samenwerking met: Kenzo Kusuda ( regie en choreographie ) & Durante van Kuijk ( licht ).

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          STOLZ QUARTET: https://www.villastolz.nl/nl/

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        • For Ever Four Seasons
        • * choreography by Jon R. Skulburg ( Convoi Exceptionnel )


        • * Date -
        • - Wednesday 4th September 2019 (19:30h~)
        • - Thursday 5th September 2019 (19:30h~)
        • - Friday 6th September 2019 (19:30h~)
        • - Saturday 7th September 2019 (16:00h~)
        • * Place -
        • BORA BORA in Aarhus, Denmark
        • ( * address : Valdemarsgade 1, 8000 Århus C - Aarhus, Denmark )
        FOR EVER FOUR SEASONS ( Convoi Exceptionnel ) Jon R. Skulberg, Lene Bang Henningsen, Kristian Hverring, Kenzo Kusuda, Marianna Kavallieratos, Mads Dinesen, Soma Allpass, Lil Lacy, Astrid Hansen Holm, Irene Lehtonen

        PREMIERE IN AARHUS FESTIVAL WEEK! For Ever Four Seasons" is a choreographic and musical work which insists on slowness, as an act of resistance against our rapidly accelerating world. At one and the same time, Jon R. Skulberg and Convoi Exceptionnel want to give the audience a sensuous experience, which both pleases and disturbs while posing the fundamental question: What is the role of mankind in the Anthropocene era? The first dancer, Kenzo Kusuda, has freed himself of the patterns of human motion to create the basic form of "nature". The second dancer, Marianna Kavallieratos, is a figure wandering in a probable and violent vision of the future - in an impossible attempt to build a relationship with the outside world and a "nature" which no longer bears any resemblance to itself. The two dancer's conditions and emotional states are anchored to the newly composed works by the cello duo Soma & Lil and composer and sound artist Kristian Hverring. Jon R. Skulberg's staging, scenography and light invite the audience to a series of images of presence in slow but constant change.

        link: https://bora-bora.dk/en/forestilling/for-ever-four-seasons/

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        • KaGaMiToMiMi ( * duet / work-in-progress )
        • * Duet by : Kyrie Oda & Love Hellgren
        • * Choreography : Kenzo Kusuda
        • * AURA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL ( IN KAUNAS, LITHUANIA )

      • All Lithuanian friends! On Sunday 6th October, both fantastic dancers and my best friends Love Hellgren & Kyrie Oda are back in Kaunas for a duet performance " KaGaMiToMiMi " ( choreography by Kenzo Kusuda ) at the beautiful location Kauno Rotušė, as a part of Aura International Dance Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania.

        • * Date :
        • Sunday 6th October 2019 (start: 11:55h~)
        • * Place :
        • Meeting point Kaunas City Hall ( *address: Rotuses sq. 1, Kaunas, Lithuania )
        • * As a part of the program " 4X4 Dance Tour " - Duration 3 hours - 4 choreographies X 4 different locations by walking through the city of Kaunas- together with the works by: ULA LIAGAITE (SICK WOMEN PRACTICE | Lithuania ), Duet JĀNIS PUTNIŅŠ and EVA KRONBERGA ( IDEAL FE[MALE] | Latvia ), Duet KYRIE ODA and LOVE HELLGREN ( KaGaMiToMiMi | Sweden / Japan ), MAYA YOGEL ( ALMOST A MENSCH | Israel ) - Duration approximately 3 hours in total 4X4 Dance Tour

        * MORE INFO ( AURA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL ) : http://www.dancefestival.lt/aura29/kyrie-oda-ir-love-hellgren/?fbclid=IwAR3z3m2SSyM0_Wgn8oNj6uibAEDLWMYHXazTKH07E42jHEzwNyAPzpp69XQ

      • KaGaMiToMiMi ( * duet / work-in-progress )
      • We are together the skin of ocean. Ears on Ears, layered and nurtured, a tiny drip of seed of life, one resonant echo that permeates the labyrinthine trails of our deep waters, weaving and flooding straight into the delta waves of dreamlike shimmer ; Our being one or none, our being two or three, our being many or any, our being ever more.
        - Choreography: Kenzo Kusuda
        - Dance : Kyrie Oda & Love Hellgren
        - Music : Kenzo Kusuda ( piano & guitars )
        - Costume : Hiroko Moriguchi
        * Special thanks to : Cecilia Malmström Olsson & Benedikte Esperi, and wonderful creative team members of Danscentrum Väst in Gothenburg, Sweden / KID-Residence.
        * A duet " KaGaMiToMiMi " has gradually started to take shape during the 2 weeks choreographic residency process at Danscentrum Väst in Gothenburg, Sweden / KID-Residence in October 2018.
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        FUTURE ARITA - ( SHORT FILM ) Dutch premier on 27th September 2019 at CAMERA JAPAN FESTIVAL in Rotterdam, NL

        • * Date -
        • Friday 27th September 2019 ( From 16:45h~ )
        • * Place -
        • LantarenVenster in Rotterdam / Camera Japan Festival 2019
        • (* address: Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam, The Netherlands )

        Short Film : FUTURE ARITA by Sato Endo & Nicola Unger -

        NL/Japan / 2018 / 17 minutes / Colour / No dialogue or subtitles
        A dancer (Kenzo Kusuda) becomes an inhabitant of a landscape made of porcelain. The dancer’s contour directs the eye along a visual and sensory exploration of landscape, spaces and shapes. Footage filmed on location in Japan merges with patterns, photographs and various objects, forming a make believe present and showing a glimpse of how a future based on the past might appear. Originally meant as a video for an installation, the film will be accompanied by a live soundscape by Lukas Simonis during the screening.

        link: https://camerajapan.nl/event/future-arita/?fbclid=IwAR17Oxl0NjdbXpVVWcoltFWksnqNuJH1AJqR4FXQVldSpul5MiX-dx6rwM4