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Friday, June 11, 2004

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Lock to bring 'Amelia' to Saitama

Montreal's inspired choreographer Edouard Lock will bring his contemporary dance company La La La Human Steps to Japan next week, returning for the first time in five years to present his 2002 piece "Amelia" at Saitama Arts Theater.

In 1998, Lock presented the world premiere of "Salt" at the same theater. It was the show that brought him critical acclaim for deconstructing the vocabulary of classical dance.

"Amelia" is a complex 90-minute show performed by nine dancers. It is a piece that explores the possibilities of the human body and movement in general, using the vocabulary of ballet to express a highly vivid and complex world. The show will be performed to minimalist music composed by David Lang and performed by an ensemble consisting of voice, piano, violin and cello. The lyrics are by Lou Reed.

"Amelia": June 16-18, 7:30 p.m.; June 19, 3 p.m. Tickets are 6,000 yen, 7,000 yen and 8,000 yen. To reserve, call (03) 5280-9996, 0570-02-9988 (operator), 0570-02-9966 (P-code: 352-763) or visit www.conversation.co.jp Saitama Arts Theater (Saitama Geijutsu Gekijo) is a seven-minute walk from Yono Honmachi Station on the JR Saikyo Line or a 30-minute ride from JR Shinjuku Station. For more information, call the theater at (048) 858-5511.


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