SAFEhouse ARTS presents ayanadancearts
August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$15 – $20
SAFEhouse’s Resident Artist Workshop presents an evening of dance by ayanadancearts. ayanadancearts will perform two pieces from their repertory: ?? / Kijo (2013) and ? / Tane (2019). Its signature piece, ?? / Kijo (“demon-woman”), will be re-staged for the fourth time, now as a full-length work. In Japan, demons are believed to linger in the depths of women’s souls, bringing resentment, jealousy, and chaos. ?? / Kijo tells of the transformation of a once-calm female spirit into a demon-woman. The company’s newest work, ? / Tane (“seed”), depicts the concepts of nurturing and abandonment from a child’s perspective, alluding to human treatment of our planet. ayanadancearts is directed by Ayana Yonesaka who was born and raised in Sapporo, Japan, and holds a BA in Dance from San Francisco State University. Yonesaka navigates her Japanese and American identities, choreographing through a unique cross-pacific framework.