Artist Interview アーティストインタビュー
A homeless dance group Showing the living body
Yuki Aoki (dancer, choreographer)
The dancer and choreographer Yuki Aoki works with the homeless to create performances under the group name “Shinjin H Sokerissa!” The performances created with middle-aged homeless men who initially had no previous experience or interest in dance that Aoki approaches and encourages to turn attention to their bodies that have endured the struggle to stay alive, succeed in capturing audiences with the powerful presence of those bodies and an intriguing sense of humor. Aoki’s activities with the homeless that began in 2007 have now entered their seventh year. In this interview he speaks about this unique mode of expression that transcends the boundaries of social action and community dance and the unique presence the homeless convey in their performances.
Interviewer: Takao Norikoshi [dance critic]