Dance-Mobile: Kizuna Dance at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harbor View Lawn – 40 73rd Street, Brooklyn
Kizuna Dance presents both full works and excerpts from pieces in its current touring cycle, including the first public excerpt of their latest work-in-progress, REBIRTH. Inspired by aspects of Japanese culture, the works span the company’s four-year history and are rooted in topics such as Buddhism, salarymen, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and the visual art of Manabu Ikeda. The hour of company repertory is presented by Gibney Dance’s Dance-Mobile series.
No RSVP required. Bring a blanket (instead of a lawn chair) and enjoy this live performance against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.
Led by Artistic Director Cameron McKinney, a 2018 Asian Cultural Council Individual Fellowship Grant Recipient, Kizuna Dance blends streetdance with contemporary floorwork to create works that celebrate Japanese culture. The company has presented work and toured nationally and internationally at prestigious institutions and festivals such as The Japan Society, Performatica, the LDIF Festival, Middlebury Institute for International Studies, Gibney Dance, Movement Research, Dixon Place, Against the Grain / Men in Dance, the 92nd Street Y, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Wassaic Project Summer Festival, among many others. Committed to outreach, Kizuna Dance has lead workshops and residencies in ten states and internationally in Japan, Mexico, and the UK.