2014-2015 Season


Following are our 2014 – 2015 performances, activities, and events.


Kokoro Dance performed Chapter from Book of Love at EDAM’s FOOTNOTES, the second of EDAMs choreographic series, featuring new dance by Peter Bingham, Claire French and Jay Hirabayashi.

MAY 20, 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30, 8PM EDAM Studio Theatre, 303 East 8th Ave., Vancouver BC V5T 1S1

Jay Hirabayashi (Executive Director, Kokoro Dance) reflects on love over a lifetime in two simultaneous duets – one a primal, somewhat aggressive and youthful dance, the other a geriatric yet nonetheless
lusty coupling. Performed by Barbara Bourget, Billy Marchenski, Molly McDermott and Jay Hirabayashi, danced to the music of Swans, an American experimental rock band led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira.

Book of Love will premiere at the Roundhouse November 25 – December 5, 2015 and will feature music by composer Jeffrey Ryan performed live by the Standing Wave music ensemble, set and costumes by British artist Jonathan Baldock, and lighting by Gerald King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kokoro Dance performed free shows at the 2015 VIDF on March 8 & 15, 2015, 2Pm & 4Pm at the Woodward’s Atrium; March 22, 2015, 2Pm & 4Pm at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall


The Book of Love (in-progress)

Kokoro Dance performs free shows at 2:00pm and 4:00pm on March 8th and 15th at the Woodward’s Atrium and at 2:00pm and 4:00pm on March 22nd at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall. Choreographers Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi perform new work-in-progress chapters of their upcoming new work, The Book of Love, with dancers Molly McDermott and Billy Marchenski.

The Book of Love will premiere at the Roundhouse November 25 – December 5, 2015 and will feature music by composer Jeffrey Ryan performed live by the Standing Wave music ensemble, set and costumes by British artist Jonathan Baldock, and lighting by Gerald King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

19th Annual Wreck Beach Butoh Performances

 

 

 

 

The 19th Annual Wreck Beach Butoh performances took place, with fourteen dancers, on Saturday, July 12th at 11:45am and on Sunday, July 13th at 12:30pm at the foot of the #4 Trail at Wreck Beach.