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Summer 2018 and beyond

Summer 2018 and beyond

Summer was quite busy for me this year.
After "Resonance II" at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
,Stephen and I went to Vermont working with Charlotte Griffin. Working on a new project!
Vermont is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Then went to Berlin to visit friends, Paris to teach & meet more friends, and Amsterdam to meet Stephen and more friends!
L: Harumi, Sakurako, Jubal & Alex
R: "Graham for Europe" classes at Studio Harmonic

In August, I performed with Shiro Otake( Argentine Guitar), Stephen choreographed on Miyavi’s We Are The Others with Shiro’s arrangement at Japanese Ambassador to the UN’s residence in NYC. It was the finale of “Peace is … “event in thie season and it was called “ Peace is …Imagination”.
国連日本政府代表部の国連加入記念イベント"Peace is ..." は一度閉じることになり、最後は別所大使のレジデンスで行われ、私とアルゼンチンギターの大竹史郎さん、そしてSPの振り付けで踊りました。MIYAVIのWe are the othersという曲を大竹さんのアレンジです。

"Peace is ... Imagination"

Then I went to Tokyo.
Taught 3 day intensive at Japan Women’s College of Physical Education which I thought I would pass out… and few more one day workshops.

I performed Martha Graham’s Lamentation in Yokohama, along side with Megumi Nakamura and Yasuyuki Shuto, Japan’s well know dance artists. It is so nice to work with mature artists!!!
L:Megumi and R: Yasuyuki
This performance was the 20th anniversary of Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall - and since Lamentation is one of my favorite work of Martha’s and dancing this solo in Japan was quite big for me to achieve.

Back to US, I went to LA to work with LA Dance Project. Half of the company members are former students of Stephen so I knew them well so that was so nice to work with them on Martha’s work.
アメリカに戻り、すぐにロスに行きLA Dance Project のリハーサルに行きました。メンバーのはんぶんはSPの生徒だったダンサーたちで、楽しいリハーサルでした。彼らがマーサの作品をどう踊るのかも。

October was busy month. I was one of three visiting artists at UC Irvine’s
Cultural Resonance in Contemporary Bodies.
I danced Shirabyoshi and Lar Lubovitch’s solo from North Star.

I went to Berlin for audition/workshop in October. I will let you know all about this project! I am very excited about it.

And this weekend, I am visiting Columbus OH to attend the opening of
“Generations of Art: The Sunami Family” at Columbus Cultural Arts Center.

You have seen this Japanese photographer Soichi Sunami’s work for sure. He worked with many artists in NYC in 1920-40’s including Ted Shawn, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, Agnes de Mille and Martha. Some Japanese/Taiwanese Modern dancers too!!!

A few of Martha’s early dances was captured by him. I set her work called Heretic in which he took many pictures of and my friend Laura Puscas and her company ( Columbus Modern Dance Company) will dance Heretic in front of his pictures!!! With live piano accompaniment by Mariko Kaneda.


If you are in Columbus OH , check this exhibition! Sunami’s world is quite amazing!!!
May be see you there!!!

AND my Berlin Adventure will come soon!
Love to you all,

PS: Thank you for those of you who watched streaming of Hartt Dances this Fall. It was very special performances.

Upcoming events

Columbus Cultural Arts Center
November 30, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Opening Reception:
Friday, November 30 | 6-9 pm

139 W. Main Street
Columbus OH 43215
Mon 1pm-4pm , 7pm-10pm
Tue-Thu 9am-4pm , 7pm-10pm
Fri-Sat 9am-4pm
Sun Closed

by miki3lotus | 2018-11-27 13:10 | 日常