“One of the most exciting interpreters of her generation.” (Le Temps)
“I am like Japan, a paradox. The farther one is from home the more one identifies with one’s country.” (Kaori Ito)
Born in 1979, as a young woman Kaori Ito left her native Japan and moved to Paris to dance, to create, to be. Once installed there, she plunged herself into work in the theater and ballet, all the while longing to tell her own personal stories. This captivating portrait goes to the heart of Ito’s critically acclaimed original work and close collaborations with choreographers such as Aurélien Bory, whose Plexus wowed Brooklyn Academy of Music audiences with Ito’s “genre-busting” performance (Vice). Embarking on a new project, she invites her father, the renowned sculptor Hiroshi Ito, to dance with her on stage, hoping to retrieve something of what had been lost between a father and daughter separated by culture and thousands of miles.
photo credit: Tatjana Jankovic