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About Flowers for Kazuo Ohno

At first glance, Kazuo Ohno and Leonard Cohen might seem like an unusual pairing but their combined genius provides the inspiration behind one of the most exciting pieces of Colombian contemporary dance, "Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen);" a poignant and spirited homage to the legendary Japanese Butoh dancer and the iconic Canadian artist by Colombia’s most avant garde contemporary dance company, Compañía del Cuerpo de Indias.

Set to some of Cohen’s greatest and most transformative works and elevated by choreography inspired by the passionate and subtle movements of Ohno, "Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen)" captivates, inspires and sweeps audiences away, one beautiful and exhilarating tableau at a time. Cohen and Ohno are connected as artists through their mutual admiration for the Andalusian poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. Ohno’s most famous work, "Admiring La Argentina," was inspired by Lorca’s muse, the flamenco dancer Antonia Mercé, while Cohen, a dedicated disciple, wrote songs and poems that were heavily influenced by Lorca’s poetry.

Flowers is the vision of choreographers Álvaro Restrepo, a leading figure in Latin American contemporary dance, Marie France Delieuvin, co-founder and co-director of El Colegio del Cuerpo and Ricardo Bustamante, the company´s subdirector and who has been with the school for almost 20 years.

Run Time

1hr 30min (No Intermission)

Start Date

End Date

Bluma Appel Theatre at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

27 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4

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