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Jan. 29, 2015
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Lineup announced for Yokohama Dance Collection EX2015 in the event”s 20th holding (Jan. 31 – Feb. 15, 2015)
 
The Yokohama Dance Collection festival was launched in 1996 and has been held every year at Yokohama’s Red Brick Warehouse No. 1 (Organizer: Yokohama Arts Foundation) with the aims of nurturing young choreographers and popularizing contemporary dance in Japan. To commemorate the 20th holding of the festival, two works have been selected from among those of past winners of the competition for the opening performances: they are One - Piece by the company of Un Yamada and the solo piece SoloS by Kaori Ito.
The main program is the dance competition, which is held in two divisions, the Dance Composition Division and the New Choreographer Division. For the Dance Composition there were applications from 90 groups/individuals from nine countries, from which 10 finalists from four Asian countries were chosen. For the New Choreographer competition, 12 finalists of the age of 25 or under were chosen from among applications by 35 choreographers. From Feb. 5 to 8 the works of the finalists will be performed, and on the final day the winners for the grand prizes of the two divisions, the Jury Prize for the Dance Composition Division and the Outstanding New Artist Prize for the New Choreographer Division and the other prizes will be awarded. The finalists are as shown below.
For the Performances by Former Yokohama Dance Collection Prizewinners, Jury Prize winners from 2012 to 2014, Yuriko Suzuki, Yo Nakamura and Bo ra Kim will each present a new work.
During the festival’s run, a talk program, free-admission showcases performances and a 20th Anniversary Photo Exhibition will also be held. Furthermore, the “Japan-Korea Dance Exchange Project DANCE CONNECTION program will feature a collaborative work titled Pluda / Hodoku created in residencies in the two countries by Daisuke Inoue (2014 Yokohama Dance Collection Encouragement Prize winner) and Sang-hun Lee (2013 Seoul Dance Collection Choreographer Prize winner) to be performed at the Zou no hana Terrace.
+Competition Finalists
Dance Composition Division:
Haruka KAJIMOTO, Ikumi KUROSU / Naoto KATORI, Kensaku SHINOHARA, Ai TOHTOUMI, Seisseung LEE (Korea), Mikiko KAWAMURA, Kaho KOGURE, Rie TASHIRO, Razel Ann Aguda MITCHAO (Philippines), Yang HAO / Alice Rensy (China)
New Choreographer Division:
Mako EGAMI, Kae KUBO, Naoyuki SAKAI, Kouichiro TAMURA, Minami NAKAYASHIKI, Kentaro MIURA, Satoru OHKITA, Chiaki KURIHARA, Harutaka TAKASU, Tatsuki NAGASHIMA, Ayako NISHI, Anna YAMAGUCHI
+Yokohama Dance Collection EX
http://www.yokohama-dance-collection-r.jp
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