posted by Amber Bell
The second Kota Yamazaki appeared onstage, I was stunned by his movements. His body was made of water and air all at once. At the same time, his core was so solid. His arms whipped and pulsed like fabric in wind, or like seaweed underwater. The music was also oceanic. It moved with steady and persistent force, rising unnoticeably, then shifting and receding. The three dancers moved with individual intention, rarely interacting until almost the end of the piece. Their costumes, however, conveyed their connections. Floor length white linen coats, asymmetrical pin-tucked white shirts, at the same time fitted and fluid. I was not only captivated by the physical motion of the dance, but by the underlying details; light, fiber, and sound.