Les subsistances

Creative research laboratory - Lyon
Theater / Dance / Circus / Music

Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2015 - 2016
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Mikiko Kawamura


From Thursday 16 to Saturday, June 18, 2016

Création  Dance / Performance



What might be a hero for an under-30 Japanese woman? For this piece, Mikiko Kawamura drew inspiration from the Japanese pop music star Ayumi Hamasaki. A young choreographer who has received several prizes in Japan, including the Jury’s Award and the prize from the French Embassy at the Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2015 competition, Kawamura has already toured Europe with her first pieces and has been in residence in France for 6 months thanks to a grant from the CCN of Rillieux-la-Pape. She combines street dance and contemporary dance, and also works as a DJ and with video. Sometimes described in Japan as dance’s enfant terrible, it seems her heroes might have landed from another planet.

This performance was commissioned from Mikiko Kawamura by Les Subsistances.



Conception, creation and play : Mikiko Kawamura.

Yokohama Dance Collection EX est une compétition chorégraphique organisée par Yokohama Arts Fondation en collaboration avec l’Institut Français du Japon.

Partenairship : Institut Français du Japon, Ambassade de France au Japon, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.

Mikiko Kawamura est soutenue par The Saison Foundation.


Mikiko Kawamura was born in 1990 and started doing street dance when she was 16. A graduate of the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education, she was named “Outstanding New Artist” at the Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2011. She performed her first solo piece, Alphard, at the 2012 Tokyo Dance Triennale, then left Japan to present her work in Korea, Poland, Vietnam, Romania, Croatia and Finland. Her group piece, Inner Mommy, won the 2014 Next Generation Choreography Award and the Audience Award at the Toyota Choreography Award. Sometimes described in Japan as dance’s enfant terrible, it seems her heroes might have landed from another planet. Mikiko Kawamura also works with video and music.



Free on reservation

Dates & horaires

Thu 16 June 2016 / 19:00

Fri 17 June 2016 / 19:00

Sat 18 June 2016 / 16:00


45 min (approximately)