Benjamin Kamino — real’s fiction\dissonant_pleasures

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Benjamin Kamino — real’s fiction\dissonant_pleasures

This dance is a song we sing in order to be together. The song is intentionally simple to open access to even the most musically-timid body. The song needs us to listen to each other to be sung in search of a semitonal-policality; “how close can we come without consolidating into one-ness?”. This room is listening to us speak. It captures our whispers and secrets and redistributes them elsewhere and close-by. This floor invites us to lie. This work is almost real. This world we are looking for is not for us.

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
🗓️ 28 NOV – 30 NOV
📌 29 NOV / Premiere
📌 29 NOV / Discussion with the artist
📌 30 NOV / Free EXPERIMENTAL CONCERT after the performance around 10PM

CAST
Alexa Mardon
Angie Cheng
Brian Soloman
Brynn McNab
Benjamin Kamino
Chad Dembski
Gabby Kamino
Kate Nankervis
Mohammadreza Akrami
Paul Chambers
Ruairi O’Donovan

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Benjamin Kamino is a dance artist whose work has been presented nationally and abroad. He often collaborates with other artists, most recently with Daina Ashbee, Lars Jan, Clara Furey, Sook-Yin Lee, and Virgil Baruchel. As a dancer, he has been fortunate to work under the direction of Michael Trent, Ame Henderson, Marie Chouinard, Sasha Kleinplatz, Aszure Barton, Jennifer Mascall, Peggy Baker, Paula De Vasconcelos, and Robin Poitras. Kamino was curator at Dancemakers Centre for Creation in Toronto alongside colleague Emi Forster. He is the recipient of the 2016 Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Award, the 2013 Audience Choice Award at the Dance:MIC festival, and the 2009 DanceWeb Scholarship. Kamino holds a BFA in Dance from the Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in Choreography from DAS Choreography.
http://kamino.xyz/

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Photo credits: Benjamin Kamino