ABOUT binbinFactory

Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa have been collaborating as binbinFactory since 2010 and have been presented by many venues including DanceNow (2010-2016)/ Dance Conversations at the Flea/ Downtown Dance Festival/ Movement Research at Judson Church/ The Pearl at the Schermerhorn Theater/ and The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center.

binbinFactory's first solo concert was presented at 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center and their first creation "THREAD," won 2nd place the same year at "THE A.W.A.R.D. Show!" presented by Joyce SoHo New York which included a grant by The Joyce Theater Foundation and a generous contribution from Scott Kasen to further create and expand their creativity.

Recipients of:
Joan Duddy Space Grant at Union Street Dance
Swing Space Residency from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Resident artists at Union Street Dance
Eva Dean Dance with Mertz Gilmore Creative Grant
FABnyc with The Standard High Line Hotel
GO! An Emerging Artist Commissioning Program at SLAM

ARTIST STATEMENT

Our choreography is a multicultural collaboration between the conscious and unconscious mind. I begin my practice with a few repetitive movements to release the unconsciousness until it is freed from within, and allow the sequences to take shape and merge with my consciousness. The result is a full and dynamic performance, which transcends the heart of what it means to be human. In order to refine my performance, I strive to further understand what it means to be human and where the conscious and unconscious mind derives from – our diverse cultures.

My choreography challenges myself to fuse the aspects of Eastern and Western culture – psychologically and spiritually, by means of dance, movement and theater. Through studying how cultures historically originated, flourished and evolved with influences such as the environment, geography, events and ideas, the significance of each culture's background intrigues and inspires my choreography.

Of the many aspects of culture, I am especially drawn to the storytelling traditions, both religious and secular, visual and kinetic. Through these models, I have worked on developing a style of synthesizing Western techniques of dance, mime, and drama, with Eastern forms including Japan's traditional, contemporary theater, and dance, as well as Tai Chi and Balinese dance. Having integrated these influences, I am eager to continue developing, deepening and enriching my own style.

As I learn more about cultures, our choreography evolves with diversity both culturally and in technique, and have come to understand more deeply the fundamental distinctions of our cultures. Yet at the same time, as we interlace them through our movements, we often come to an unexpected realization and beauty of the commonalities amongst our cultures. This is what makes binbin Factory's unique dance movement. Our dance is our language and culture.

MISSION

We believe that it is our task to tell a story and raise questions and new realizations through our dance. Especially since 2011 after the 3.11 Tohoku earthquare and tsunami in Japan, more than ever our mission has been to express the events occuring in our society. binbinFactory will continue to perform infront of audiences to pass along stories that shall never be forgotten, and hopefully spark realizations and new ideas for each of us to discover a personal connection.


WORKS

2017

October 4th / 7:00pm / Niigata Prefectural Civic Center Hall small hall (3-13, Ichibannbori Dori Machi, Chuo Ku, Niigata City, JAPAN)
October 1st / 2:00pm / Theater POPO (3-25-4, Rokujo, Nishi, Nara City, JAPAN)
September 23 and 24th / 2:00pm / Bird Theater Studio [1812-1, Shikano, Shikano-cho, Tottori City, JAPAN]
Bird Theater Festival Tottori 10
THE OTHER PLAYS: THEATER+DANCE=INCLUSION
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) and binbinFactory
Dance Performance Directed by Satoshi Haga
Theatrical Performance Directed by Ann Marie Morelli, Pamela Sabaugh, Nicholas Viselli
Featuring Melanie Boland, Rie Fukuzawa, Satoshi Haga, Ann Marie Morelli, Richard Mayor Rose, Nicholas Viselli

September 6, 2017 / 7:00pm / Joe's Pub [www.joespub.com]
DANCE NOW FESTIVAL
"untitled" (Premiere)
Choreograph & Performance by Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa
Music by Satoshi Haga, Costume by Rie Fukuzawa

Jen Shyu, Satoshi Haga, + Jade Tongue perform "Song of Silver Geese" at APAP Fest
January 8, 2017 @ APAP Festival / 8:30 & 10:00 pm sets / Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

binbinFactory / Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa
Movement Research at Judson Church
January 16, 2017 / 8:00 pm / Judson Church, NYC 55 Washington Square S. New York, NY 10012

Jen Shyu, Satoshi Haga, + Jade Tongue perform "Song of Silver Geese" at the Jazz Gallery, NYC
January 21, 2017 / 7:30pm & 9:30pm sets / Jazz Gallery, NYC

* Visit our facebook page for announcements of upcoming performances!

2016

"Faraway" By Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa of binbinFactory
DANCENOW JOE’S PUB FESTIVAL, NY, U.S.A
Special thanks to: Eva Dean Dance's Joan Duddy Space Grant at Union Street Dance
EACP GO! @ STREB Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Satoshi Haga + Shyu + Mivos Quartet "Song of Silver Geese"
Vision Arts for Art @ Judston Memorial Church, NY, U.S.A
Satoshi Haga + Jen Shyu: Public Program @ Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning NY, U.S.A.
Jen Shyu "Song of Silver Geese" @ Roulette New York, U.S.A.
Vijay Iyer's residency @ The Met Breuer, New York, U.S.A.
Open performance @ Movement Research, New York, U.S.A.

2015

Jen Shyu “Winged Rain in Diamond Light” @ IBEAM Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
“Narrow Space” @ DANCENOW JOE’S PUB FESTIVAL, NY, U.S.A
Jen Shyu “Sounds & Cries of the World” @ THE RUBIN MUSEUM

2014

"TGAP (The Growth Art Project)" @ City Center
DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL, NY, U.S.A
Dancing for Japan 2014 Earthquake / Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert, curated & hosted by Miki Orihara
The Pearl, NY, U.S.A
E-MOVES 15 @ Harlem Stage NY, U.S.A

2013

Open Rehearsal @ Eva Dean Dance, NY, U.S.A. (with Mertz Gilmore Creative Grant)
The Pearl, NY, U.S.A. “Something There”
DANCENOW JOE’S PUB FESTIVAL, NY, U.S.A.“Something There”
Dance Conversation @ The Flea, NY, U.S.A. “Untitled”
E-Moves 14 @ Harlem Stage, NY, U.S.A.

2012

Under Exposed @ Dixon Place, NY, U.S.A. “untitled”
FAB! Festival, NY , U.S.A. “Thread”
DANCENOW JOE’S PUB FESTIVAL, NY, U.S.A.“Thread”
TGP06172012 @ Ballet Arts, NY, U.S.A. “capriccio”
DANCENOW STEEL STACK, PA, U.S.A. “capriccio” Challenge winner
1st Annual Spring Dance Festival @ Williamsburg Art & Historical Center NY, U.S.A. “capriccio"
Dance Conversation @ The Flea, NY, U.S.A. “capriccio”
ARMORY Performance NIGHT @ Williamsburg Art & Historical Center NY, U.S.A “Two in the Wild Fancy”
binbinFactory in association with Joyce SoHo, NY, spring/summer 2012 season

2011

THE A.W.A.R.D. SHOW! ALL-STARS, Joyce SoHo “thread”
ARMORY NIGHT, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center NY, U.S.A. “Thread”
Dance Conversation @ The Flea, NY, U.S.A. “Untitled 3”
Movement Research at the Judson Church, NY, U.S.A. “Untitled 3”

2010

THE A.W.A.R.D. SHOW! 2010 NYC, Joyce SoHo “Thread”, FINALISTS
92Y Harkness Dance center, NY U.S.A, Sunday at Three presents “two people on the wall”
Festival Twenty Ten (DanceNOW at Dance Theater Workshop), NY U.S.A
29th Annual Down Town Dance Festival, NY U.S.A “untitled”
Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Dumbo. Brooklyn, NY U.S.A /Gallery performance series (Feb. Jun)
WT Japanese school performance, U.S.A “untitled”
Dance Conversation @ The Flea, NY U.S.A “untitled”

2006

Hudson Guild Theater, NY U.S.A(The American Dance Guild)
Satoshi Haga 'Two in a Wild Fancy"


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