Workshop presentation

Kim Itoh

17.06.22 — 18:00

CN D Pantin

Kim Itoh is a dancer, director, choreographer, head of the physical theater company GERO. He became a disciple of butoh dancer Anzu Furukawa in 1987, and founded “Kim Itoh & The Glorious Future” in 1995. He won the Bagnolet International Choreography Competition (France) in ’96, a Shuji Terayama Award at the 1st Asahi Performing Arts Awards in 2002, and the Yokohama Culture Award in 2008. In 2005, he spent half a year traveling around the world with a backpack and produced The Oyaji Cafe. After taking a ten-year break from creative work, he returned with his new company GERO in 2015. Dance pieces performed to date include A Game Called Family, What Are You to Me?, Dance and talk? or Talk and dance? and Voice! Voice! Voice! He completed a workshop designer training program at Aoyama Gakuin University, and has been an artist-in-residence at Kanack Hall (Yokohama, Kanagawa).

“The body is a tool which anyone has - something closer to us than a pen, computer, or a car. In this workshop you will use the body as a playing tool, and explore new possibilities. You will find new potentials of your body that you have never experienced. Through everyday movement activities of walking, stopping, falling, and standing, we will develop them into extraordinary experiences.To play with your body is to examine your own self. Come discover a new version of yourself.” Kim Itoh

Kim Itoh presents The Sick Dancer during this edition of Camping.