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Yasuke Kurosan

Both plastic artist, dancer and professional choreographer, Smaïl Kanouté presents Yasuke Kurosan, The Black Samurai in Japan, his new creation inspired by the life of Yasuke Kurosan, an African slave who arrived in the land of the rising sun at the end of the 16th century. is seen exceptionally granted the status of samurai.

Kanouté, Smaïl

Smaïl Kanouté - choreographer - graphic designer - is a protean artist.
A graduate of ENSAD (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs), he is a graphic designer, screen printer, visual artist, dancer and choreographer. An artist of bubbling creativity, he is enthusiastic about any new formal challenge. Dance and graphic design are thus link from his creative process, which is thrived by artistic and cultural mixtures. The motif is the basis of his research and all new production. Also his pictorial and scenic works are recognizable by expressive motifs, a sort of modern and abstract alphabet. He is part of this young generation which renews visual and aesthetic codes, all disciplines combined.

More information: http://www.smailkanoute.com/

Diouri, Abdou

Kanouté, Smaïl

Smaïl Kanouté writes and co-produces dance videos with his ex-collective RACINE. Several of these dance videos have won awards at Festivals.


More information  http://www.smailkanoute.com/

Compagnie Vivons

The Vivons Company was created in 2016 under the leadership of dancer-choreographer-plastic artist Smaïl Kanouté. From the start, artist associated with CentQuatre - Paris, artist in residence at Mains d´Œuvres - Saint Ouen, then at Ateliers Médicis Clichy sous Bois and soon at Espace 1789 - Saint Ouen, his work is regularly scheduled in Ile de France.

Yasuke Kurosan

Artistic direction / Conception : Co-réalisé par Smaïl Kanouté et Abdou Diouri et filmé par Abdou Diouri

Interpretation : Katie Sachiko Scott, Sasuke, Yaen, Zuma Ichi, Umihei Hayamizu, Khalife Kissa Kashiwakura

Original music : Paul Lajus

Additionnal music : Clemenina de Jesus, Tia Doca & Geraldo Filme - « Canto IX » / 1982 Paul Lajus - « YASUKE bounce (Limiter_comp) » / 2020 IAM - « Omotesando (Instrumental of Yasuke DIgipack Edition 2020) IAM - « Yasuke (Instrumental of Yasuke DIgipack Edition 2020) Toshiko Yonekawa - « Sakura Sakura » 1973

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Directeur de la photographie: Abdou Diouri Scénariste: Smaïl Kanouté Monteurs: Hakim Hayashi et Kevin Gay Créateur musique: Paul Lajus Etalonneur: Hakim Hayashi Mixeur son: Batiste Darsoulant Body - painter: Lorella Disez / Miaoutoo Voix-Off, traducteur, calligraphe: Hakim Hayashi Coordinatrice de tournage: Mizuki Poirier Assistante de tournage: Kisumi Niwano

Production / Coproduction of the video work : La MEP (Musée Européenne de la Photographie) La DGCA (Délégation à la danse du ministère de la culture française) La Compagnie vivons

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