WARE artist in residence
Wellington City Council and Footnote New Zealand Dance are excited to announce this year’s recipient of the Wellington Asia Residency Exchange (WARE) artist in residence programme, Japanese Choreographer, Kota Yamazaki. Kota will be visiting Wellington for six weeks from 26 October. He will be hosted by Footnote New Zealand Dance, and will explore and develop new work to present as works in progress.
Originally from Niigata, Japan, Kota is an award-winning choreographer who has worked across many disciplines and countries. Kota is a recipient of The New York Dance and Performance Awards (the Bessie Award) of 2007, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award of 2013, NYFA Fellowship of 2016, Guggenheim Fellowship of 2018 and two-time The Herb Alpert Award nominee. His latest work, “Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination” was nominated for the Bessie Award of 2018 as Outstanding Production, also was named as Best Production of 2017 in Dance Magazine.