The contemporary dance production shuffleyamamba by Japan-based dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yasuko Yokoshi takes inspiration from the medieval noh play Yamamba (Mountain Crone). Drawing from the female-centered focus of the play and the complexity of the yamamba image, Yokoshi, in collaboration with American sound artist Gelsey Bell, weaves together a multifaceted work that celebrates the enduring legacies of dance and female performance.
English webpage announcing Yasuko Yokoshi’s shuffleyamamba Toyoooka Performance with brief promotional video.
A review of Yasuko Yokoshi’s shuffleyamamba by Kyoko Iwaki, translated by Rebecca Copeland
Jun Tsutsui, leader of dracom, interviews Yasuko Yokoshi about her creative process and “inheritance,” August 2017.