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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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      For Ever Four Seasons af Convoi Exceptionnel from Dansehallerne on Vimeo.

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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
      • * Place -
      • 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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      • 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