Performance: The Velvet Suite
Date: april 21st april 22nd, '10 8pm
Location: Paramount Theatre / 713 Congress Avenue / Austin, TX 78701
Dancer Kaiji Moriyama of Japan is considered one of the most acclaimed contemporary dancers in Japan and this trip will be his second trip to the U.S. and the American debut of this new piece, The Velvet Suite, which was created to fit the theme of the 2007 Venice Biennale: “Body and Eros.” Moriyama’s movement and presence is magnetic in The Velvet Suite, and he will be joined on stage by violinist Koichiro Muroya. Moriyama made his U.S. solo debut in 2005 with a stunning piece, “katana” (sword), the New York Times called “a dance of amazing concentration by an amazing dancer”.