2015-2016 Season


Following are our 2015 – 2016 performances, activities, and events.


20th Annual Wreck Beach Butoh Performances

The 20th Annual Wreck Beach Butoh performances took place on Saturday, July 4th, 2015, at 1:30pm and on Sunday, July 5th, 2015, at 2:10pm at the foot of the #4 Trail at Wreck Beach.

Kokoro Dance’s Wreck Beach Butoh performances are performed with set, costumes, and lighting provided by Mother Nature. Each year, we create a new dance that embraces the sand, water, and air at this beautiful location with its views of the Howe Sound and mountains to the north and the skyline of the city to the east.


Kokoro Dance at the Powell Street Festival

Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, Molly McDermott, and Billy Marchenski performed 30 minutes of movement research for Kokoro Dance’s upcoming premiere of Book of Love at the 2015 Powell Street Festival at 5pm on Saturday, August 1st at Oppenheimer Park.


Book of Love at the Roundhouse November 25 – 28 and December 2 -5, 2015

Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, Molly McDermott, and Billy Marchenski perform Book of Love at the Roundhouse with Standing Wave (Oliva Blander, cello, AK Coope, clarinet, Vern Griffiths, percussion, Christie Reside, flute, Allen Stiles, piano, and Rebecca Whitling, violin). Book of Love is choreographed by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, music composition is by Jeffrey Ryan, set and costumes by Jonathan Baldock, and lighting by Gerald King.


Book of Love at the Vancouver Playhouse March 9, 2016 presented by the Vancouver International Dance Festival

Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, Molly McDermott, and Billy Marchenski perform Book of Love at the Vancouver Playhouse with Standing Wave (Oliva Blander, cello, AK Coope, clarinet, Vern Griffiths, percussion, Christie Reside, flute, Allen Stiles, piano, and Rebecca Whitling, violin). Book of Love is choreographed by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, music composition is by Jeffrey Ryan, set and costumes by Jonathan Baldock, and lighting by Gerald King.


Seikatsu: Makigami / Smulovitz / Hirabayashi LIVE at Studio D, SFU @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver May 15, 2016, 8pm

An exciting evening of improvised music and dance featuring musicians Koichi Makigami and Stefan Smulovitz and dancer Jay Hirabayashi.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spatial Poetics XV on June 25th

Inspired by all manner of Japanese ghostlore: Y?kai, Y?rei, maybe even some shapeshifting Obake. Taking place at Studio D at SFU Woodward’s (146 W. Hastings), Spatial Poetics XV features artists Jay Hirabayashi, Barbara Bourget, Stefan Smulovitz, Linda Uyehara Hoffman, and Eileen Kage, all of whom will titillate and terrify with phantasmagorical tales that fuse the worlds of dance, music, theatre, and visual art. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite for a paltry $12 – seriously, it’s like the eighties all over again.

June 25, 2016, 8pm
Studio D
SFU @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
$25 GENERAL/$15 STUDENTS

Presented by Powell Street Festival Society.