Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug

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Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug

 

Born in Niigata, Japan, Yamazaki was first introduced to butoh under the teaching of Akira Kasai, and graduated from Bunka Fashion College with BA in Fashion Design. With the invitation to make a new work with Senegal-based company Jant-bi, Yamazaki disbanded his Tokyo-based company rosy co. (1995-2001), and left Japan. Since 2003, Yamazaki with NY-based Fluid hug-hug has been presenting works. Yamazaki is a recipient of The New York Dance and Performance Awards (the Bessie Award) of 2007, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant award of 2013, and NYFA Fellowship of 2016. Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug has been performing at national and international venues including Melbourne International Arts Festival (Australia), PICA/TBA Festival (OR), EMPAC, Andy Warhol Museum (PA), NUS for the Arts (Singapore), Painted Bride Art Center (PA), Gammage at Arizona State University, Miami Light Project (FL), the Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago, Wesleyan University (CT), North Forth Art Center (NM), Globalize: Cologne (Germany), Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Japan Society among others. Throughout these years, Yamazaki has been teaching at various universities, institutions and for local communities.