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Shonen-Shojo Boys & Girls

Biennale de la danse 2000 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Itoh, Kim (Japan)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2000

Video producer : Biennale de la danse

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Shonen-Shojo Boys & Girls

Biennale de la danse 2000 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Itoh, Kim (Japan)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2000

Video producer : Biennale de la danse

en fr

Shônen - Shôjo (Boys-Girls)

“What is beautiful is destined to be broken, like everything born to die.”
A major figure in new Japanese dance, Kim Itoh offers a reflection tinged with cynicism and humor on the complex relationships between attraction and repulsion, which unite men and women.

Itoh, Kim

After practicing butoh dance under the direction of Anzu Furukawa in 1987, he left the company in 1990 and decided to launch a solo career. In 1995, he created his own company, Kim Itoh + Kagayaku Mirai (Kim Itoh + the Glorious Future.

Picq, Charles

Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (ELAC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
   On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.

His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
       - He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
       - He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
       - He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
       - He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.

       - He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.


His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.

He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).


Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Shônen-Shôjo (Boys-Girls)

Choreography : Kim Itoh

Interpretation : Kim Itoh + Kagayaku Mirai

Set design : Tsuneo Kijima, Kim Itoh

Original music : Toshimary Nakamura, Kim Itoh

Lights : Hisahi Adachi

Costumes : Kyoko Domoto

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Biennale de la danse, 2000

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