Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on April 2013

Photo by Katsura Komiyama


“Godmother of contemporary dance” Mika Kurosawa choreographs for dancers Naoka Uemura and Maki Morishita in a female power performance at Spiral’s circular atrium in Aoyama. The name of the work is Kakeru Onna, which translates roughly as “galloping/advancing women.” Uemura and Morishita will have the task of filling the large space and its eponymous spiral staircase with movement. The result could be a site-specific work of the likes Tokyo has never seen—and may never again.

Spiral, Apr 27, 7pm; Apr 28, 2pm & 7pm; Apr 29, 2pm, ¥2,500-3,500. Nearest stn: Omotesando. Tel: 03-3498-1171. www.spiral.co.jp