About the event
The long-awaited first full-length solo performance by Bokudesu. His stage act tactfully synchronizes his bodily movements with surreal images taken from popular animations, uses common or far-fetched materials in an extremely witty manner, or repeat simple gestures that follow unique rules. His performance is thus characterized by a unique sense of groove, nonchalance, and a lot of gimmicks. In addition to the best of his selected works formerly presented in various events and cities since his debut in 2001, Bokudesu toyed with some new ideas in what became a consummation of the past eight years.
This show features “Dancing Maharajah,” in which Bokudesu, driven by his hunger, gobbles curry and rice, “Paper and Rock with Peace,” which turns a simple game rock-paper-scissors in a fascinating play of imagination with the help of images taken from animations), “Crab dancer Takiji,” which is a comedic attempt to reproduce the groove of James Brown’s soul music not with a human body but with fake crab legs, and many more.
Bokudesu (Masahiro Kohama) Profile
Performer/actor. Kohama took a regular part in Akio Miyazawa’s stage performance project Yuenchi-Saisei-Jigyodan since 1993. Kohama began his solo career as BOKUDES in 2001. His first piece Flying-Saucerman won the Yokohama ST Spot Lab Awards and KIRIN Art Award 2001. After he received Art Dojo Award, given by the world-famous artist Takashi Murakami, he appeared on a popular night-time TV program run by the comedian/film director Takeshi Kitano. He has appeared in numerous TV commercials as well. BOKUDES freely and gleefully crosses disparate venues of theaters, art museums, TV, and night clubs. He has participated in Azumabashi Dance Crossing from the very beginning. The multi-talented artist took part in Bagnolet International Choreography Contest as a choreographer in 2004.