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  • Beneath


    This video shows a fascinating solo called “Beneath”, choreographed and danced by Takako Matsuda. I like this piece. It is interesting to see how Takako has interpreted this universal theme of social masks. What I see is that her gown represents a social mask or uniform. She sets us up with the expectation of dancing in this mask then strips it off to reveal the ”true” feelings and impulses that live below the surface. Her movements range from primal to [...]

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  • TAO Dance Theater “Sketch”  2008 Duan Ni Tao Ye Wang Hao

    TAO Dance Theater “Sketch” 2008 Duan Ni Tao Ye Wang Hao

    The piece on this video is called “Sketch” choreographed by the founder of a newly formed contemporary company from China, Tao Ye. The piece is performed by Duan Ni, Tao Ye and Wang Hao and the music is concerto for piano No. 5 in F minor, Largo, by Bach. This piece is abstract and very stark. The women are dressed all in black with only their faces and hands visible. The piece is very minimal in content and space. They [...]

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