The choreographer Jo Kanamori is the artistic director of Dance Company Noism, the only contemporary dance company in Japan, based in Nigata. Noism refers to “no established principles.” The company signature style is a blend of eastern influences and western ideas gleaned from Kanamori’s European training in Maurice Bejart’s Rudra Bejart School in Lausanne and exposure to Mats Ek and other western choreographers. Shikaku is a collaboration between the choreographer, the Japanese architect Tsuyoshi Tane, and the musician Masahiro Hiramoto.

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