2004-2005 Season

Kokoro Dance Performed at UBC on International Dance Day – April 29, 2005

Kokoro Dance gave a free performance at the C.K. Choi Building (West Mall, UBC campus) on April 29th as part of International Dance Day celebrations sponsored by members of the UBC Asian Studies Department.

Jay Hirabayashi, Carolyn Chan, and Holly Holt performed a thirty-four minute work choreographed by Jay Hirabayashi to music by Michael Stearns.


Kokoro Dance and the Silesian Dance Theatre performed Tutaj Tam / Here to There at the 2005 VIDF March 8 -13, 2005

Performance by Tanya Podlozniuk, Aretha Aoki, Deanna Peters, Carolyn chan, Jennifer McKinley, Sylwia Hefczynska-Lewandowska, Sebastian Zajkowski, Eryk Makohon, Leszek Stanek, Aleksander Kopanski, Eva Lackova, and Korina Kordova;
Band: Clancy’s Angels (Clancy Dennehy, Adam “Vudu” Sloan, Christy-Lynn Ashton, Kim Stewart, Anthony Roberts, Leanne Currie and Nick Procaylo)
Music by Robert J. Rosen, Clancy Dennehy, and Wojciech Blecharz
Lighting by Gerald King
Apprentices: Holly Holt and Ronya Lake
www.kokoro.ca / www.stt.art.pl

Tutaj Tam/Here to There is an international co-production amalgamating Kokoro Dance and Silesian Dance Theatre in a three part work choreographed by Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, and Jacek Luminski. This is a work of discovery of different cultures, of different impulses of movement, of a desire to share, and a desire to learn. In our global society, this is the future. There are no borders to artistic exploration. We meet one another, we greet one another, and we learn to appreciate and treasure one another.


Kokoro Dance performed at the Love Works fundraiser for the Vancouver International Dance Festival on February 9, 2005

Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, Jennifer McKinley, Tanya Podlozniuk, Aretha Aoki, Ronya Lake, and "Retail Phrenologist" Femke van Delft performed to raise funds for the 2005 Vancouver International Dance Festival. The event raised close to $10,000.


Kokoro Dance performed at the Fairchild TV Chinese Beauty Pageant at the Convention Centre on December 10, 2004

Kevin Bergsma and Tanya Podlozniuk performed choreography by Jay Hirabayashi for the live telecast on Fairchild Television.


Kokoro Dance performed The Believer in Los Angeles and in Vancouver

Kokoro Dance performed The Believer in Los Angeles, California at the Japanese American National Museum on November 5, 2004.

Vancouver performances of The Believer as well as solos to music by Arvo Part, Jeffrey Ryan, and John Adams took place at the Roundhouse Community Centre on November 9th and 10th at 8 PM.


Kokoro Dance performed at a fundraiser for the Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove on October 30, 2004.

Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget performed Moan to help raise funds for the Seymour Art Gallery.


Kokoro Dance performed at the Powell Street Festival August 1, 2004 at 2:30 PM

Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget gave a 30 minute performance at Oppenheimer Park (Powell Street between Dunlevy and Jackson)


9th Annual Wreck Beach Butoh on August 14, 2004 at 11 AM and August 15, 2004 at 12 PM

Kokoro Dance’s continually evolving Wreck Beach Butoh performances returned to Wreck Beach on August 14th at 11 AM and 15th at 12 PM. 11 dancers including Carolyn Chan, Jay Hirabayashi, Diane Farnsworth, Stephanie Parent, Holly Holt, Robert Seaton, Mary Anne Chu, George Rosenberg, Kristine Richmond, Heather Arvidson, April Russell participated.