Saturday, August 29, 2009

American Dance Guild Dance Festival 2009!!

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American Dance Guild Performance Festival 2009

September 10-13

Sunday, September 13 @ 3:00pm

@ Manhattan Movement Arts Center248 West 60th Street (near 10th Avenue),

NYC Subways: A,C,E F,B and 1,2,3

Admission at the door: $20, $17/ADG Members, Students

Reservations: 212-868-4444 and

ADG Performance Festival 2009 presents 52 artists from around the globe along with tributes to two modern masters, Donald McKayle and Erick Hawkins.

September 13 at 3:00 pm: Pascal Benichou, Yung-li Chen, Marilynn Danitz, Karen Gayle, Claudia Gitelman, Isabel Gotzkowsky, Kaoru Ikeda, Nerida Matthaei of Phluxus, Gloria McLean, Karen Schupp, Jenny Showalter, Cathy Ward

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mission and Statement

Mission and Statement

In this big world, the smallest things are the most important and make us happiest.

Dance could address big ideas like world peace, but I prefer dance to address an idea closely related to daily life. Often it is a philosophy or eternal truth taken for granted that I aim to examine.

I strive to make a full- length work about human beings who are living at this moment. I want to bring my vision of life that I present on the stage into the daily lives of the present audience, bringing our difference worlds.

The small yet meaningful moments are my rehicle for engaging the audience through dance.

                                            Choreographer: Kaoru Ikeda

Who are we? Kaoru Ikeda &

Kaoru Ikeda (Choreographer and Dancer)

Kaoru Ikeda, dancer, choreographer and teacher, originally from Japan, was graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with MFA in Dance (Rotary International Scholarship and Tisch Scholarship student.

Her works of “perfectly realized dance (offoffoffdance)” have been shown at The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, The d.u.m.b.o Dance Festival, The American Dance Guild Festival, Cool New York Dance Festival.

She was on of 12 choreographers chosen for White Wave’s Wave Rising Series 2007 and chosen for American Dance Guild Bare Bones Peformance as 12 inovative chreographer.

Currently, as a dancer, she is working with CatScratch Theatre and oXymoros Dance Theatre and other projects. She has served as secretary of the American Dance Guild since 2008.