Spectre (Bodypoet productions / Kazuma Glen Motomura)
I was asked to make a piece about 'comfort women’ who were forced into sex slavery by the Japanese military during World War II. The more I researched, the more I wanted to apologize as a man, as a Japanese citizen, and as a human being. Depicted with commanding martial arts and hip-hop vocabulary, this contemporary storytelling spills out of the containers of history and into the issues of today.
Accessible to barrier-free Wheelchair accessible. on ground floor
Lake Studios Berlin, Scharnweberstrasse 27, Köpenick, 12587 Berlin
The space is only 15 minutes from Ostkreuz with the S-Bahn S3. There is a 10-minute walk after reaching the S-Bahn station.
Choreographer & Performer : Kazuma Glen Motomura
The premier was at a political demonstration at Alexanderplatz organised by Korea Verband, a Korean activist group
Half Japanese, half Zimbabwean/South African, trained in martial arts, street dance and contemporary dance theater, he seeks to communicate beyond culture and form(ality). Kazuma works in a versatile and wide spectrum, performing in close collaboration with political and environmental activists, touring with internationally renowned choreographers, teaching and dancing alone in nature...
Kazuma has worked with Richard Siegal (Forsythe Company) on a site-specific project in Egypt after the revolution as well as with Tsuyoshi Shirai and Takayuki Fujimoto.
Currently based in Lake Studios Berlin as a founder and permanent resident creating work in theaters and outdoor settings, he always challenges physical and mental boundaries.
Lake Studios Berlin is a shared living and dance production space for nine diverse residents (short-term and long-term). They are primarily freelance movement artists working in diverse styles and methods of dance, yet there is a constant reflection that takes place between them daily in the form of dinner conversations, showings/discussions and other methods of exchange. The studios have existed as an artist-run community living and dance space since May of 2013. Along with the two sprung wooden floor studios, there are a variety of facilities alongside one another including a large garden, a wood workshop for set and prop building, sewing machines, a media lab/library, as well as some technical equipment -- such as a projector, theatrical lighting equipment, piano, cameras, mixer, and a sound system. The space is unique because of its calm and concentrated working atmosphere as well as the friendly community of artists supporting the creation of work. Opportunities for showings and performances are organized monthly, as well as professional trainings and curated workshops to support the movement of ideas and choreographic research.