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Mar. 26, 2019
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Yokohama Dance Collection 2019 competition choreography award winners chosen
Yokohama Dance Collection 2019 is the annual contemporary dance festival organized for the purpose of nurturing young choreographers and popularizing contemporary dance. The final competition was held this year from February 7 to 10 and the winners were announced on the final day.
In Competition I (Dance Composition Division) the Jury Prize grand prix went to Yu Shimomura for the piece Defection for beginners: The country of DREAMS. In Competition II (New Choreographer Division) the Outstanding New Artist Prize was awarded to Yoko Omori for stars fall in sink-corner strainer.
The winners are shown below. For details visit the Yokohama Dance Collection website.
+Competition I (Dance Composition Division)
•Jury Prize, Porosus Endowment Fund – Camping 2019 Prize:
Shimomura Yu Defection for beginners: The country of DREAMS
•French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographers, FITS Prize:
Okamoto Yu “MANUAL”
•Encouragement Prize:
Norimatsu Kaoru / Tetsuda Emi / Choi Myung Hyun The Ignited Body
Chen Yi En Self-hate
Kang Subin Cut
(Applicants: 208 groups/individuals from 35 countries / Finalists: 10 groups from 6 countries performed works up to 20 minutes)
+Competition II (New Choreographer Division)
•Outstanding New Artist Prize, TOUCHPOINT ART FOUNDATION Prize:
Omori Yoko stars fall in sink-corner strainer
•Encouragement Prize:
Shawn K. Farrell Did you forget something?
Yokoyama Yaeko silence
•Best Dancer Prize:
Aoyagi Machiko foam
(Applicants: 38 groups/individuals / Finalists: 12 groups/individuals performed works of up to 10 minutes)
+Yokohama Dance Collection