Luis Garay

Artist(Columbia) Performing Artist and Dance Maker Residency Period: from 21 July to 11 September 2016

■Research Outline

Research Theme Zombies and Buddha
Brief Description of the Research Luis Garay researched Japanese traditions and contemporary culture with a theme of “presence”, “absence” and “body”. During his residency, he exchanged the ideas of Japanese subculture, languages and images in the digital age with Japanese artists and arts managers. He also conducted workshop-audition-research with Japanese dancers and performers to make a trial of new piece’s ideas.


21 July 2016 Arrives in Japan
22 July to 10 September 2016 Interviews artists and arts managers in Tokyo
Attends performances in contemporary theatre, contemporary dance and traditional performing arts
Visits Kyoto to interviews artists and arts managers
25 to 29 July and 1 to 5 August 2016 Workshop-Audition-Research at Morishita Studio
7 September 2016 Public talk at Morishita Studio
11 September 2016 Finishes residency

■Public Talk

Date 7 September 2016
Time 19:00-20:30
Place Studio S, Morishita Studio

Luis Garay gave a presentation on the research concept and activities in his residency, and explained the ideas of the new piece expected to present on October 2016, as well as ideas and images of his representative works.

Luis Garay
Born in Columbia

Luis Gray studied at Priscila Welton Ballet Foundation in Columbia and CND Opera du Rhin in France after his graduation at a theater and dance school in Buenos Aires. He resides and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has presented his pieces at SESC Sao Paulo, Panorama Festival Rio de Janeiro, Pompidou Metz, Madrid Autumn Festival, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Berlin, Malta Festival Poznan. In Japan, he presented “Maneries” and “Mental Activities” at Kyoto Experiment 2014 and “El lugar imposible” at Kyoto Experiment 2016.


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