Artist Interview アーティストインタビュー
The new realm of contemporary dance pioneered by Yukio Suzuki, an inheritor of the compelling body movement of butoh
Yukio Suzuki (Kingyo)
Winner of the Toyota Choreography Award 2008 “Nextage–Choreographer of the Next Generation” prize, Yukio Suzuki is one of the most talked-about choreographers and dancers in Japan today. Having studied butoh at the “Karada no Gakko” (School of the Body) of the Asbestos-kan (base of the original founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata) and from Ko Murobushi, the works born from Suzuki’s highly trained body are ripe with compelling tension. While leading his own company Kingyo, Suzuki also dances for Murobushi’s company Ko & Edge Co. The 1972-born Suzuki talks about how he first encountered butoh and what he seeks in his dance today. It is an interview that reveals his thoughts about butoh.
Interviewer: Tatsuro Ishii