Hisako Horikawa appointed Artist in Residence at SNDO

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The groundbreaking Japanese choreographer Hisako Horikawa will work with thirty students from all four year groups at the SNDO on a group choreography that will culminate in a performance at A Taste of Something Raw festival in Frascati. Hisako Horikawa will be the guest artist in residence at the SNDO (School for a New Dance Development) at de Theaterschool Amsterdam from 16 January to 16 February 2013.

Hisako Horikawa will lead students in the intensive process of making a group choreography that explores topics such as the body's relationship with space, material and quality. The SNDO students will work at various studios throughout Amsterdam. Hisako Horikawa’s residency will give students the opportunity to acquaint themselves with her approach by collaborating directly in her artistic practice.

Public rehearsals and a tryout will be performed in the hall at Dansmakers in the run-up to the one-off concluding performance in Frascati 1 on Saturday 16 February, as part of the A Taste of Something Raw festival.

Reservation information for concluding performance:
Saturday 16 February at 22:00 in Frascati 1
Please reserve your tickets through Frascati theatre, Amsterdam

Hisako Horikawa (Niigata, Japan) is engaged in a personal exploration of the potential of the voice and body. She co-founded Body Weather Laboratory with Butoh legend Min Tanaka and led her own company Maijuku until 1998. Horikawa now makes her work all over the world with a wide range of artists and musicians. Past collaborators include cellist Tristan Honsinger, saxophonist Ab Baars, pianist Augusti Fernández and guitarist Derek Bailey. Horikawa has also danced with the Dutch punk band The Ex. She frequently selects forgotten places in the city in which to perform her pieces, and she often works with children, amateurs and veteran professional dancers.

AIR is the artist in residence programme run by the Arts Practice and Development research group in collaboration with the various schools and departments making up the Amsterdam School of the Arts / www.air.ahk.nl

Previous AIRs at the SNDO include Emio Greco I PC, LISA, Steve Paxton, Deborah Hay, Ann Liv Young and Benoit Lachambre.