I dance because I mistrust words

A dancer and choreographer first and foremost, Kaori Ito is a multifaceted artist from Japan who also works in the field of theatre and video. Often talked about as “one of the most exciting performers of her generation”, she has worked with Angelin Preljocaj, Alain Platel, Philippe Decouflé, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Denis Podalydès. After Islands of No Memories, Plexus and Asobi she is back with her latest piece: Je danse parce que je me méfie des mots (I dance because I mistrust words). This piece is as original as personal with Kaori Ito dancing in a duet with her father, Hiroshi Ito, a sculptor and Fine Arts graduate whose work is regularly exhibited in Asia and Europe and who has always advised his dancer-choreographer daughter. This is a bond that has developed over time and is unveiled on stage in this tête-à-tête. Je danse parce que je me méfie des mots is as much a piece about this paternal relationship as a human and artistic encounter; a subtle and sensitive way of “rebuilding relationships dimmed by distance”. Kaori Ito offers an intimate one-on-one that goes beyond words and presents bodies familiar with one another and yet foreign to one another. A tailor-made piece that resonates, the most beautiful tribute a woman could pay to her father.