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Sat 4 Apr - Sun 5 Apr
CID - Centro Internazionale della Danza

Ghosts, go to what is not seen. Contemporary dance workshop.

“When I arrived in France, I did not understand any words in French so I was observing gestures and mouvements of people. I have noticed that there were so many invisible dance between words and silence which had become the real words for me. When I see 40 people dancing, I see exactly what they are in their mind. Somethings invisible becomes visible. I have been trying to make these invisible things visible in my work, which is sometimes like a ghost or spirit between us. In Japan, we often live with ghosts around us and dialogue with them in our daily life. In the Japanese theater, the main character is ghost and he or she visits people who are alive. These ghosts are sometimes funny and touching. For exemple, there is a ghost who wants to climb on the hight to see how humain live or a ghost who tries to clean the wall and end up making the wall dirty because he licks them. In the workshop, we will first work on a lot of improvisation to search to know each body and find our own unique dance as well as let our daily gestures or emotion into our dance. Then we could work on the images based on the Japanese philosophy, the landscapes and marionettes. To experience emptying our body let essential invisible things come out.” – Kaori Ito

Kaori Ito
Dancer and choreographer, she was born in Japan and studied Classical Ballet from the age of five.
At the age of twenty, she moves to New York to integrate the dance department of the Purchase College. After returning to Tokyo, she graduates in sociology and gets a grant to go back to New York as part of the Japanese Government’s Program of Overseas Studies for Artists. She studies at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
As early as 2003, she plays the leading part in Philippe Decouflé’s Iris, then integrates Ballet Preljocaj for Les 4 saisons. In 2006, she dances in Au revoir Parapluie by James Thierrée and collaborates with him on Raoul and Tabac Rouge. Next she assists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the movie Le bruit des gens autour with Léa Drucker and becomes soloist in Guy Cassiers’s opera House of the sleeping beauties.
In 2008, she creates her first show, Noctiluque, at Vidy-Lausanne. In 2009, she presents her second creation, Solos, at the Théâtre du Merlan in Marseille. This show will be recreated for Lyon Dance Biennale in 2012. Island of no memories was born in 2010 during the competition (Re)connaissance. It scoops the first prize and is selected for the program Modul-Dance of the EDN.
In 2012, Aurélien Bory dedicates her a portrait with Plexus, for which she co-signs the choreography. After dancing with Alain Platel in Out of Context, Kaori Ito creates Asobi, produced by Les ballets C de la B. In 2014, she creates La Religieuse a` la fraise with Olivier Martin Salvan as part of Sujets à vif at the Festival d’Avignon.
As a polymorphic artist, she also makes videos (Carbon Monoxide-2004, The sea is calm-2006, Niccolini-2008 with James Thierre´e, Damien Jalet and Niklas Ek), paintings and regularly collaborates in theater, particularly with Edouard Baer and Denis Podalyde`s (Le Cas Jekyll 2, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Molie`re, L’homme qui se hait by Emanuel Bourdieu and Lucre`ce Borgia by Victor Hugo) for the Comédie Française.
Between 2015 and 2018, she creates a trilogy, I dance because I do not trust words (duo with her father – 2015), Fire me up (performance with her boyfriend - 2017) and Robot, Eternal Love (solo on solitude and death – january 2018).


Saturday 04 April 2020 from 2 p.m to 5 p.m
Sunday 05 April 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: CID - Centro Internazionale della Danza - Corso Rosmini 58, Rovereto (TN)
Level: Intermediate
Fee: 100 euro
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Photo Gregory Batardon, Benjamin Travade and Laurent Paillier