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Dance Workshop in a tiny rural village

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What we will do

I would like to invite you to dance workshop by a contemporary dancer Ema Yuasa at Yamakiwa Gallery. This workshop is developed from the everyday movements of local residents whose life is based around a traditional farming, to find the possibility of communication through bodily language between people with different backgrounds.

The workshop is very simple, fun and creative, and open for everyone without any experience in dance.

Ema Yuasa is a contemporary dancer, who has been a member of NDT where she worked and performed pieces from Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, William Forsythe among others. Awarded 13th Japan Dance Forum Award in 2018.

It is possible to book accommodation and meals at Yamakiwa art hotel in the same village. Please feel free to ask for the details! (accommodation/meals are not included in the activity)

About

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I run an independent art space Yamakiwa Gallery, set in a traditional Japanese farmer’s house in rural mountains of Niigata, Japan. I offer residency programs for international artists to stay, create and present artworks.

Other visitors are also welcome to the village to have a close experience with art and life of the village and region.

All these activities are supported by local residents, who enjoy hosting artists and visitors around the world.

I bring lively exchange between visitors and local community through artistic and cultural activities.

Where we will meet

◎Distance from Tokyo:

3 hours by car, 2.5 hours by train and bus.

◎The house is 10 min away by car from the closest bus stop (Yamazaki of Echigo-Yuzawa~ Morimiyanohara line operated by Minami Echigo Kanko bus) and train station (Echigo-Shikawatari of JR Iiyama line).

The bus runs from and to Echigo-Yuzawa station (Joetsu Shinkansen). The train runs from and to Tokamachi station (Hoku hoku line).

◎Pick-up:

13:48 Yamazaki bus stop (Echigo-Yuzawa station – Morimiyanohara station line operated by Minami Echigo Kanko bus),

14:00 Echigo-Shikawatari train station (JR Iiyama line),

◎Drop-off

17:13 Echigo-Shikawatari train station (JR Iiyama line)

17:34 Yamazaki bus stop (Echigo-Yuzawa station – Morimiyanohara station line operated by Minami Echigo Kanko bus)

What I will provide

  • Tea, coffee, local snack
  • (optional) Pickup and dropoff at the nearest public transport

What to bring

  • Walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes for a simple workout

Notes

The house is 10 min away by car from the closest public transport. (Please look at the meeting place instruction)

It is possible to book accommodation and meals at Yamakiwa art hotel in the same village. Please feel free to ask for the details! (accommodation/meals are not included in the activity)

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