Winner of "OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE" IZZIE award
(Isadora Duncan Dance Committee, SF 2005)
"...there’s a natural empathy here, as the pair’s movements acquire a mirror relationship. The piece stresses contrasts. Movement is either graduated or manic. Isolated extremities, like flexed feet, succeed the turbulent deployment of the entire hurtling body. Episodes of silence follow volleys of percussive music; throughout Ame to Ame, the choice of music (composer Sheila McCarthy intersperses bits by Nils Frykdahl, Dawn McCarthy, Carla Kilstedt and Matthias Bossi with her own compositions) is eminently apt; while Ates’ unerring lighting scheme keeps us dazzled.
The choreography grows ever less studied and more physical. Koga and Kaseki mount each other’s back. He beetles across the stage in a squatty walk that Chaplin might have envied, and they end with that most socialized and stylized of dance forms, a waltz."
~Allan Ulrich, VOICE OF DANCE
Created by Yuko Kaseki, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Marc Ates
Look further on inkboat.com for documentation of performance at YBCA, SF in 2004 and at Dock 11, Berlin in 2005.