Electric Japan: Koichiro Tamura
With Dance PJ Revo
Experimental choreographer/dancer Koichiro Tamura, together with his company DANCE PJ REVO, present a blend of contemporary and hip-hop dance. For Inside Out, Tamura shares a message with us along with a taste of his piece F/BRIDGE.
Winner of the French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographers and the Yokohama Outstanding New Artist Prize, among others, Tamura’s choreography bursts with visual ideas. His experimental cocktail of contemporary and hip-hop dance often pairs dancers with a variety of everyday industrial and urban props such as tyres, bricks and machine parts.
For F/BRIDGE, the dancers are each paired with a breeze block to create a new dynamic, perfectly fused by Tamura’s choreography. The blocks become extensions of the dancers’ bodies, utilized in seemingly endlessly inventive ways — stacked, swung, carried, stood on, thrown — to create an exciting, fresh and very contemporary choreography.