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 playful to fear as she shows the constantly shifting internal states.

This is beautifully danced and the choreography is well crafted in its clean, direct and uncluttered simplicity.

I hope you like it! PASS it on!


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