小島 崇行さんの投稿 2019年7月6日土曜日
In 2016, in response to a call from Youji Hanawa, first-class male modern dancers over 50 years old gathered together. This is the birth of a dance company consisted by male dancers only in the wide age generations ranging from 50’s to 80’s, which is unprecedented in Japan. Expression in modern dance varies according to dancer’s age. The power of expression cultivated through techniques in 20’s and 30’s is refined as a presenter when he reaches 50’s and 60’s. Various experiences backed up with techniques unlimitedly broaden the frame of expression. Personal histories of the members are with wide varieties: some danced actively in dance companies abroad – some taught dance in universities – some owned dance studios. And the fact that they are still surviving in the world of dance to their ages is a good evidence to show their presence in this world. Each and one member has strong personalities, and the styles of presentation are quite different. However, such strong personalities of the members act with each other with subtle chemistry to create the new world view. Different personalities do not conflict with each other thanks to long life experiences and broad-mindedness of members. Chic, graceful and pathetic performances of Modandies present the new sense of values in the world of contemporary dance.