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# by miki3lotus | 2018-01-05 22:57 | 日常

Happy New Year: Part 2

RESONANCE II

I danced Martha's Lamentation (1930), Merce Cunningham's Scramble ( excerpt, 1967), Lar Lubovitch's North Star, 3rd Movement(1978), Shirabyoshi ( new work that I collaborated with Tanroh Ishida) and Charlotte Griffin's new work 13 Illustration: Out of Order accompanied by Senri Oe.
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13 Illustration: Out of Order(TL), North Star(TR), Shirabyoshi(BL), Lamentation(BR) Photo by Antonia K. Milanda

In each work, I have so much to say but not here!!! If you are interested in, email me! miki3lotus ( at ) gmail.com
and please visit these two trailers!!!
Resonance II : Trailer 1
Resonance II : Trailer 2


My first one, RESONANCE traveled one more time, this time Wake Forest, North Carolina.
This was their first professional modern dance concert held at the Renaissance Center.
Also I was invited to dance at the inaugural performance of 2017 Wake Forest Dance Festival at E. Carroll Joyner Park and I congratulate my friend Masha Maddux to make her dream come true!!! It was not just a dance performance but bring all community together, and they participated and observe local and professional dancers perform and it was filled with so many people !
HUGE SUCCESS!!!



Play Reading
In February, I had a pleasure working with Jean Colonomos who danced with Martha Graham Dance Company in 1960's. She wrote a play The THird From the Left, based on her experience dancing Martha's Primitive Mysteries. This work is my first Martha's ballet that I danced in 1985 when I was in Graham Ensemble. A reading of this play at Westbeth, I played a Japanese dancer in this play( of course!). That was fun! I love theatre and I got to tasted it!!!

Mexico
One of HIGHLIGHT of 2017 was Mexico trip. Jazz Pianist, Senri Oe and I performed at Asociación México Japonesa's Charity Concert. This year makes special year with Japanese immigration to Mexico's 120 year anniversary, and AMJ's 60 year anniversary, and All Nippon Airway ( ANA )'s celbration of starting direct service from Mexico City to Tokyo. ANA organized this cocnert with AMJ and it was huge success. I made Vals Poetico for this occasion, based on Japanese Mexican's farming experience.
During our stay in Mexico City, we visited Teotihuacan and National Museum of Anthropology. It was amazing to see the culture of Mexico and get to know about Mexico. Pyramid is simply amazing.
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on top of Pyramid at Teotihuacan


92nd Y
92nd Y has a series called Fridays at Noon. In May they presented Historic and significant Solos by Women ( 1929-1970 ) and I danced Martha's Lamentation ( 1930), and at 100 year anniversary for Jean Erdman , I had a pleasure dancing her Passage (1946)(30:30- and showed Nancy Allison's film Hamadryad in which I danced in it. Jean is 101 years old and living in Honolulu, Hawaii!!
I danced broken memory live with Young Soon Kim's 2017 Wave Rising Series in July at 92nd Y too.
One more Lamentation and excerpt from Martha's Herodiade (1944) at Fridays at Noon in December. I was so happy to be a part of Expanding Universe: Ruth Page/Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham/ Isamu Noguchi. I learn a lot about Isamu's art work and his philosophy. Dakin Hart from Noguchi Museum adn Dr. Joellen A. Meglin beautifully put this this program together with Jennifer Conley dancing Page and Graham's works. They mentioned we might do it again in April at Noguchi Museum so I am hoping i can be a part of it again!


United Nations
Japan Mission to UnitedNations is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and started the even called " PEACE IS ...". I am still thrilled, excited and honored that I had a chance to present what I love - DANCE for it's inaugural event to people and my theme was " PEACE IS ... Harmony". Tomoko again made a beautiful short film to captured what I did. Please visit this site to see it. PEACE IS ... Harmony by Miki Orihara.
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This is my team for PEACE IS ... Harmony.
Ralph Samuelson ( Shakuhachi)
Lauren Newman, Lloyd Knight, Nya Bowman and dancers from Graham II and School.



In The BOX 2
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Photo by Tokio Kuniyoshi

In the BOX is a multimedia work that I started to involved and this year, we performed the second production at La MaMa Club, NYC. This time, I asked dancer friends to perform with me since Nana was having a baby. (He is so cute and hansome!!!). The Hartt Dance student, two graduates, Lauren Newman and Lloyd Knight joined me too. Directed by theatrical visual-effects specialist Hiroyuki Nishiyama( a.k.a. nissy), used cutting egde projections and animations from Japan. Performed with live music by Senri Oe. This time, In The BOX 2, I said to myself that it is ok to use what I learn from Martha's work, I tried not to use her medium but somehow I got over it! I don't know how it looked but I had a good time dancing it.


Trip to Japan
I can not close this post without talking about my Summer. It was rather cold Summer for Tokyo, but I didn't mind. I actually enjoyed it!

Seminar on modern/contemporary dance:
I was on the panel talked about Martha. Miyako Kato was the other panel who talked about Trisha Brown. I was glad to see so many people were interested to know/learn about it. Curated by Kei Yasuda of Dance Cafe.

Nagoya Workshop:
At Fusako Matsubara and Noriko Mizutani's M-deux Ballet Studio, and I taught 3 day workshop. Mutsuki made a short film called Dancer's Language, you can see how I teach. Karin Fukumi accompanied my class.

Konami Ishii and Seiko Takada:
I had a greatest time leaning two of Japan's modern dance pioneers' work this Summer. Seiko Takada was one of my dance teacher and Konami Ishii was my my mentor Yuriko's teacher. ( Yuriko is 97 years old, living in NYC) This is to prepare RESONANCE III, works of two modern dance pioneers from US and two from Japan, all from 1930's, and I will dance Yuriko's work CRY (1968). Leaning these works from Noriko Sato and my dance teacher Nanako Yamada was exciting and it was hard too. I do not want to give out any because I am planning to show it in 2018. Please look for my concert. Date is not set yet but it is coming soon.

Japan Modern Dance Association's Summer College:
This year's theme was Martha Graham. They invited Yuriko Kimura and Keiko Takeya both of them danced in MGDC. Yuriko was still dancing when I join the company and it was so nice to meet her again. Both of them talked about their relationship to Graham and her works. The last day, we had a panel discussion. I joined them on this panel.
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Hakudai Yamano, Miki, Yuriko Kimura, Keiko Takeya and Shinji Nakamura ( L to R)

In 2014, I curated Dancing for JAPAN 2014 and this year, when I performed at La Guardia Performing Arts Center, the director Steven Hitt donated one day of theatre for us, so I curated Dancing for JAPAN 2017!
I had great group of dancer/dance company and Senri Oe participated, silent auction and reception. I am so happy that we donated $2000 to Katariba for focused on their activities toward art education to those who were affected by earthquake/Tsunami from 2011 and all other natural disasters. I thank all of performers, helpers,Theater technicians/LPAC Staff/donors and all who came to the benefit! This was not possible without your love!!!

2018
and now I am excited about 2018.

I will be performing on March 4 at Masayo Ishigure's 25th Anniversary concert @ Sheen Center. I asked Stephen to choreographed on her music. Stay Tuned!!!

This Spring semester, I am setting Martha's Appalachian Spring on The Hartt Dance. This will be performed Live by Music Department. I am starting to teach in few weeks!
April 27-29, at Millard Auditorium
This concert will be a full dance concert with Appalachian Spring along side with 3 new works by Brian Arias, Claudia Schreier and Erica Nelson, and a work by Vivid Ballet's Betsy McMillan.
I can't wait! Let me know if you want to come!!!
email me!!!



Noriko Sato, Konami Ishii heir, is celebrating her 70th anniversary for her dance life. I will be joining her to celebrate it in May. Date and detail is coming soon!



Few more performance opportunities in 2018 so STAY TUNED!!!
and lastly

HAPPY 2018!!!


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# by miki3lotus | 2018-01-03 06:02 | 日常

2017-2018

Happy New Year!

2017 was full year for me, and hope that was the same for you!

Looking back to 2017, my year was full of joy. I am so happy and thankful that I am still able to enjoy what I do. Here is some to share!

It was featured at Dance on Camera 45 at Lincoln Center, NYC.
This is a film Tomoko Mikanagi directed. She directed, filmed and edited. I have been working
with her since my first solo concert " 共鳴ーRESONANCE" in 2014, and this is our first
collaboration work. David Rosenmann-Taub's beautiful music was commissioned by Harold
Lindenthal of CORDA foundation. broken memory was also featured in NY Japan Cinefest
2017 in June, NYC and in September, Japan and Outlet Dance Project's Dance on Film Fest in October and 15th Annual 5X5 Dance Festival in CT in November.
I also danced broken memory live! At BAM Fischer with Roberto Villanueva's BalaSole Dance Company
in June and Young Soon Kim's 2017 Wave Rising Series at 92nd Y in July. It is so
nice to experience this with Film and Dance both!


MY Project!
共鳴-RESONANCE
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My solo concert series is moving forward . RESONANCE II, in April it opened at LaGuardia
Performing Arts Center. I am so thankful to Steve Hitt, Director of LPAC,
to believe in me for this project and help produce this concert and gave us a chance to
raise fund for Dancing for JAPAN 2017

continue to part 2

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# by miki3lotus | 2018-01-01 17:05 | 日常

2017年になって

最後のブログ投稿から時間が経ちました。
wix.comを使ってサイトを製作して、それをアップデートしておりますが、やはり色々むづかしいです。少しづつは前進しておりますが・・

It's been another long time since the last time I posted here. I made homepage using wix.com and it is still work in progress... it is not easy but step by step i am getting better.

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これは千里さんのリハーサル風景・this is Senri's Rehearsal photo

最後の投稿の後、12月2日にニューヨークのアップステートにあるKaatsbaan International Dance Centerにての公演がありました。「共鳴ーResonance」とピアニストの大江千里さんの「Answer July」というジャズのデュオとのダブルパフォーマンスでした。

After the last post, i had a performance at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center with Senri Oe. Senri also played music from his newest album "Answer July" with Bassist Jim Robertson.

「共鳴ーResonance」においても大江さんには作品と作品の間にReflectionと題して即興を3つ、そして最後の作品"Memory Current"では大江さんのピアノに乗って踊ります。

Senri plays reflections( improve) in my solo concert and plays his original composition for Adam Barruch's "Memory Current".

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年末のバレエといえば「くるみ割り人形」。SPはThe Hartt School Community Divisionの「くるみ」にドロッセルマイヤーとして出演。今回は2度目かな?これまたなかなかでした。舞台上に手するマジックも毎日練習して望んでいました。可愛い子供達がたくさん出るくるみ、私は一度も出演したことはありません。バレエの世界では普通のことでしょうけれど、モダンダンスではこれはないですから・・・
End of the year for Ballet is "Nutcracker". SP danced Dr. Drosselmeyer. He has to do Magic on stage so practice everyday at home... and performance was such a fun!!!

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そして幼なじみに再会!これはものすごく嬉しかったです。彼は幼馴染というよりはお兄ちゃん的な存在でした。父のマット作りのアルバイトをしてくれて、大好きなお兄さんでした。

My reunion with a childhood Friend. Actually he is like my older brother, he worked at my father's place and I always admired him and love meeting him. The last time we met was... don't remember but long time ago and i lost in touch but this December, I met his co-worker! so lucky to meet him again! I am so happy!!!

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12月半ばに国連にて、日本の伝統の土壁を作るというイベントがあり行って来ました。その時に余った土壁用の粘土(?)をもらって来ました。SPはDIY 大好き人間なので、アパートの壁にこれをやると行って頑張りましたが、どうもうまくいかずに、今もって色々考えています。
At UN, there was an event of Naoki KusumiJapanese Traditional Plaster. I got some plaster for our apt. SP loves DIY so we tried on our apt wall. It didn't quite work so we are still thinking about HOW to do it....


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この年末は帰国をしませんでした。クリスマス後にSPのお母さんに会いに
We visited SP's mom and that was a great visit!

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Times Sq. Everybody wants to see this building for New Year!
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TImes Sq. after the New Year BIG party
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Sorry Mamiko for your eyes.. but I loved your singing!!!

そしてそのあとは大江千里さんのカウントダウンに。年末にニューヨークにいるのは何年振りか、覚えておりませんが、タイムズスクエアーがすごいことになっていて、千里さんのカウントダウンの富ジャズに行くのに、歩いて行こうと。普段だと30分はかからないのに、タイムズスクエアは横切れない!大昔、ニューヨークに来た頃にはじめてタイムズスクエアにてのカウントダウンに行った時に死ぬかと思ったほど、キスの嵐とハグ。これはない!!!  と今回はそれを避けねばならず、セントラルパークまで上がって、中に入りようやく横切ることができて、そして到着したら始まる2分前・・・
フゥ〜〜       千里さんのカウントダウン、SPとエンジョイいたしました!
SP and I went to Senri's Count Down at Tomi Jazz for the first time! I usually go to Japan but this year, I stayed in NY, and it was crazy... Times Sq is crazy. I went there when I came to NY long time ago, and it was too crazy with Kisses and Hugs... i do not want to experience that again. but we have to cross town to get to Tomi Jazz. Usually it take about 20-25 mins, max 30 mins to walk but we could NOT cross town so we went up to Central Park, go inside, cross to 5th Ave, then walk down to 53rd Street. IT TOOK 1 HOUR!!! so we got there 2 mins before the show..... but we made it and we enjoyed it very much. Senri is such an entertainer!!!

そして2017年。Then it's 2017

this year started with good friends and good food and good movie!!!
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大親友カップルがヘルズキッチンからアッパーイーストサイドに引っ越し。ものすごく寂しいです。でもその新しいアパートにて、新年会。
今年の新年会、テーマは「ゴッドファーザー」
God Father & Goad Father 2を見る会でした。食事は全部イタリアンにして、プランを立てて。
数日前から色々レシピを探し、材料を調達してのこの新年会でした。

Our best friend couple moved from our area to upper east side. new apartment is gorgeous. so for the new year, we gather! our theme was "God Father". we watched 1 and 2!!! with italian theme lunch/dinner.

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お昼前に行き、まずはアペタイザーはイタリアンアンティパスタ。サラミ、プロシュート、オリーブ、チーズ、野菜のグリルやら、そしてワイン。God Fatherを見始める! そしてインターミッションはSPの作ったEgg Plant Paemegiano(なすのパルメジャーノ)となぜか大好きならっきょう。そのあと続きを見る。そして終わった後エビクリームソースのパスタ。セントラルパークに散歩もあったりで、いろいろです。そしてGod Father 2. この映画には休憩が組み込まれていて、その時に私の作ったピスタチオのジェラート、フルーツサラダ、イタリアンスイーツ。その後最後まで見て終わったのは夜11時。

We arrived around 1pm, started with Italian Apetizer: Cheese, Salami, Olive, grilled vegi and off course wine!!!
then watched God Father and we took an intermission, we had Egg Plant Parmegiano that SP made. It was so good!!!
then, continued to finish 1. then we had Pasta with Shrimp, start 2! then Intermission to have desert. I made Pistachio Gelato!!! forgot to take a picture... and a friend made a great fruit salad! then finished 2. between we took a walk to Central Park!!!

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This is my first picture of 2017 sorry for sideway...

ニューヨークに来た年に、私はこの1と2を続けて見るということをしたので、その時のことを思い出した。この映画を見て(1です)大好きになったAl Pacino。彼の舞台があった時に英語はわからないのに、彼を見たさに数回足を運びました。今思い出すとそれはデイビッド・マメットの「アメリカンバッファロー」でした。

The Year I came to NY, I went to see God Father 1 and 2 continuously. it was crazy!! but i remember how much i love Al Pacino. and I went to see him at the theater. It was David Mamet's "American Buffalo" and I didn't even understand English well then but I enjoyed watching Al Pacino performed.

こうして新年が始まりました。
This is how 2017 started for me.....

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# by miki3lotus | 2017-03-06 13:03 | 日常

ご無沙汰しています

wixにてホームページを作ってみました。

miki orihara

どんな感じでしょうか?
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# by miki3lotus | 2016-11-23 10:10

Summer to early September... 9月まで・・・

After Iceland was Amsterdam
June 30th, I had my solo cocnert RESONANCE short version at Cafe Belcampo

アイスランドの後にアムステルダムでした。
6月30日は大江千里さんもニューヨークから飛んできてくれて、ソロ公演の短いバージョン、プラス千里さんのピアノソロをベルカンポにて!たくさんの方に来ていただけました。
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Senri Oe came to join me. After "Resonance", he played his half hour solo piano.
It was beautiful.
The Hartt School Dance Division dancers, Hannah and Isaac helped me.
They danced Imporovisations between my works, brough my plops too!!!

メモリーカーラントから始まり、プロローグ、そしてノクターンを踊りました。いつものとは反対の順番です。サイク品の間は千里さんのリフレクション。その時にハートスクールのダンス科の生徒のハナとアイザックに即興を踊ってもらいまいた。この形も"RESONANCE"の新しい形としてとても良いものでした。
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After Amsterdam, I got back to NY, then off to Seattle.

アムステルダムから戻り、次の日にシアトルに飛びました。

July: I worked with beautiful Julia Burrer on Martha's work "Lamentation"
at Chamber Dance Company, University of Washington
working with Julia and the director, Hannah Wiley was so nice!
She perfromed in October concert.

7月:ワシントン大学の中にチェンバーダンスカンパニーというのがあり、10月のコンサートのためにジュリアというダンサーにマーサの作品で"Lamentation"を教えに行きました。背の高い彼女(私の左です)に教えるのですが、やはり背が違うとこうも違うのかと、いろいろなことを学びました。
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from L to R, Dominique See( who is Hannah's assistant), Julia and Hannah.
左からアシスタントのドミニク、ジュリア、私、そしてディレクターのハナ。
とても素晴らしい学校、そしてカンパニーです!!!
マスターを取りに私も行きたいかも・・・

August: SF
8月:サンフランシスコ
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I went to SF to work with Yuriko Doi and Jairo Heli Garcia on Mystical Abyss
This is Multi-media, cultural, music and performance. As you know I am a dancer, but in this work,
I had to dance, act and speak.

サンフランシスコに10日間行きました。今回は 土井由里子さんの作品。
9月に公演のある、今回の新しい演出では振り付けも新しくなるとのこと。メキシコのグアダラハラから来ているハイロの振り付けを習うべく、そして演技、声の出し方などを前もって。。。

So the first idea was join the cast in Denver in September, learn it and perform within few days...
I don't think so.
since I have to learn new choreography by Jairo, who choreographed for this new version
He is from Guadalajara, Mexico. He has a dance company, school and dance festival...
His background is Aztec/Tap/Contemporary/Hip Hop/Salsa/Club...
you name it, he put everything in it...

はじめはビデオを見て、9月にキャストが全員集まる時に行って、数日間で習って公演・・・
という話でしたが、踊りもあり、演技も、声も・・・
絶対それはない!
と、前もって、学びたい!とお願いしていってきました。
ハイロにも来てもらって。で、このハイロの振り付けが・・・
彼はアズテックという先住民の血を受け継いでいてその伝統的なステップ、そこにバレエ、コンテンポラリー、ヒップホップ、クラブ、サルサなどを入れて・・・
私のことをご存知方はこれを見るだけでもびっくりすると思いますが、わたしは今まで日本舞踊とモダンダンス、数ヶ月のタップを習ったきり・・・よって、この新しい振り付けをもらった時、自分の足を踏むわ、一箇所にとどまらないわ、なかなか覚えられず、3日経ってできなかったら、断ることも・・・と考えていました。

And I have to learn some steps that I have never done before...
I stepped my foot, felt like a three year old... it was very close to quit this job...
i gave myself few days... actually it took whole 10days ( i still coudl not do it)
Then I have to go to Japan, so I practiced in Japan too...

今までやったことのないステップ・・・一体どうなるのだ!でもここで負けてはいられない。と日本にいっている間も練習するのみ!と断らずに日本に飛びました。
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So this 10day trip was jsut to learn his choreography and some acting.
Yuriko-san was so very patient...
And some nice relax time( if i could relax not thinking about this new choreography...)

もちろんこの10日間、多少はリラックスする時間も・・・由里子さんのお家のバルコニーで、サンフランシスコをバックにディナー。これがなくてはやってられない・・・
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the last day in SF, Yuriko-san and Jock-san took me on their yacht!!!
This is a Yacht called "AMERICA" the first ever win the American Cup.
That is why it's called American Cup. We passed by!!!
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And I met with my friend Lucia!
We went to Ailey School together!!! and now she is a PT!!! living in SF. So I asked to come along with me on SF sailing!!!

アルビン・英リーの学校に行っていた時の同級生(1980年)のルチア!彼女は今フィジカルセラピスト!サンフランシスコに住んでいます。セイリングに誘って、一緒に行きました。
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Written by John O'Keefe

Directed by Yuriko Doi

Choreography by Jairo Heli Garcia

Music Composed by Narumi Takizawa and Kenny Perkins

Animation by Taketo Kobayashi and Koya Takahashi

Lighting Design by Stephen Siegel, Adapted by Allie Khori

Costume Design by Risa Lenore Dye


But

Before Denver, I went to Japan

でも、デンバーに行く前に日本に行きました。

September: I went to Japan for 5 days.
Working with Megumi Namakura
on Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Dance Working Program
I taught Graham technique open classes and for actors

5日間だけでしたが。横浜赤レンガダンスワーキングプログラムの一環で。
それはNDT ネザーランドダンスカンパニーにて踊っていた中村恩恵さんがディレクターでした。
わたしは一般のクラス、俳優養成所のクラス、そしてプロのダンサーのクラスを教えました。
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and special workshop for professional dancers.
with Megumi, Yasuyuki Shuto, Ryo and Tamiyo Kusakari
It was very special. I have to write separate post on this!

このプロのダンサーのワークショップには恩恵さんをはじめ、首藤康之さん、りょうさん、そして草刈民代さん参加のクラスでした。このクラスに関してはまた別に書きましょう。
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Wakana Miyano and Mica Nozawa accompanied my classes.
I always love having live music for my classes.
Yes it is modern dance but it makes 100% difference!

宮野わかなさんと作曲家の野澤美香さんに伴奏をお願いしました。
モダンダンスのクラスですが絶対わたしは生の音が好きです。クラスを取っていても違う!
今回もありがとうございました。
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Open classes was regular technique class. Class for Actor's School was very interesting.
I sometime teach at SITI Company I love teaching for actors!!!
So this time, I taught some Graham exercises and few parts from Marhta's work "Heretic"
It give them to think about how to use/decide space, communicate with others within three steps,
and focus to one place during excuting your task.
It is a very hard exercise but great for them!!!
This is from the last day of technique class!

俳優養成所のクラスはわたしが時々教えるSITIカンパニーでのクラスと同じようなクラスでした。
俳優さん、志望の人に教えるにはダンサーに教えるよりはこのクラスを通してスペースの使い方、他の人との関わり方、表現方法と、いろいろな面からを探っていくクラスになります。ダンサーになるのではないので、フォーカスを違うところに持っていきます。

この写真は最後の日のテクニッククラスの後です。
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Thank you all dancers and Megumi!

to be continued...
続く・・・

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# by miki3lotus | 2015-12-07 11:16 | 日常

Iceland 3 Just puctures

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# by miki3lotus | 2015-08-09 22:33 | Travel

Reykjavik - Iceland レイキャビーク、アイスランド  Part 2

We stayed in Reykjavik for few days.
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Harpa Concert Hall


Went to two music concert, on the last day of the Mid Summer Music Festival. Vikingur played both concerts!
it was such a treat to watch him play. Afternoon concert's theme was "Dante" and evening was "Grand Finale".
レイキャビークには3日間泊まりました。このところ、私達の旅はあまりいそいそと観光名所に行くのではなく、ふらっと行きたいところに行くという感じ。ガイドブックは出発前日の夜に購入したので、飛行機の中でもリサーチのみ。ちょこっと、あれも、これもとマーカーはしたものの、そのうちのどれだけ行かれるか・・・
June 22nd, SP had a meeting at Iceland Academy of the Arts.
SPのアイスランド芸術学校のミーティングについて行きました。
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We had a wonderful Fish Soup at Saegreifinn - The Sea Baron(http://www.saegreifinn.is).
This fish soup is one of the local delicacy. And it was GOOOOOOOD!
シーバロンというお店にて、アイスランドの有名なフィッシュスープをいただきました!大きな、とても大きなコーヒーカップに入っています。
13ドルぐらいかな??値段は高いかもですが、美味しいし、中にはロブスターがゴロゴロ入っています。
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Water at the Harbor was so clear!
ハーバーから見る水はとても澄んでいて綺麗です。
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Icelandic design and clothes use a lot wool. Of course!!! and design is very unique!
This is a hat/cap??? hahaha : )
アイスランドデザインの洋服は増えると、ウールを使ったものが多く、と、当然ですよね?広い土地にあまり気がなく、車で走っていても見る動物は羊ばかり。。。そしてこの帽子、見つけました。
買わなかったけれど・・・
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In Reykjavik, beautiful town with this pond. This child was giving bread to ducks/geese.
She had a helmet on. We are wondering may be because of Volcanic mountains!!??
レイキャビークの街の中。
この池、小学生がパンを持ってきて、あげていました。昔の日本のように子供達は帽子をかぶっている。ふと見るとヘルメットを被っていました。いつ火山の噴火があっても良いようにでしょうか?
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This is the famous post box for Santa!
They will open to get all letters on December 1st( my birthday!) to send it to Santa!
これはとても有名な郵便ポスト。ここに入っている手紙、カードは12月1日に開けてサンタクロースに送るのだそうです。
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Reykjavik's dusk is quite beautiful since it is white nights! This is about 11:30pm...
レイキャビークの夕暮れはとても綺麗です。白夜ということもあって、この写真も11時半頃。。。
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 We love window shopping after hour. We don't need to go in, and that will e dangerous!!
ウインドウショッピングはお店が閉まってから。歩いている人も少ないし、買わずに済みます!!!
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Mumin in Iceland is quite famous!!! We don't see other character rather than Paffin! I remember seeing it in Denmark.
Of course it is from Nordic Country... But SP didn't know it.
ムーミンのデザインが!!!デンマークでも見たのですが、こちらでも。やはり北欧の物ですからね〜〜
SPは知らなかったです。
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Walked to Hallgrimskirkia( Church) on top of the little hill. Next day we went inside and saw the town from above.
この教会はレイキャビークの街のちょっとした丘の上にあります。次の日,中に入って、上まで上がって街を眺めました。
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Houses in Reykjavik are so pretty with many different colors.
アイスランドの家はいろいろな色でとても可愛いです。
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Vikingur came to pick us up and took us around to see his favorite places.
Kleifarvatn, Krysuvik and Seltun.
Beautiful view, clear water, black beach, bubbling hot spring, geothermal magma... Sulfur smell is quite nice!


4時過ぎにビーキンガーが迎えにきてくれて彼のお気に入りの場所に連れて行ってくれました。
なんと読むのかが謎ですが。。。綺麗な景色、澄み切った水、真っ黒のビーチ、地獄谷。
まるで昔行った九州の地獄めぐりを思い出しました。
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then we came back and saw this cow! I guess he could not get through... ; )
と、街に戻ってきたら、塀に牛が・・・通り抜けられなかったのですねぇ〜〜〜
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We had a great dinner( I will post about food on the other entry!) with Vikingur!!!
Talked a lot about art, music, theater and dance...many things...
そして夕食をビーキンガーと一緒に。食べ物のことを今度書きます!!!
でも、いろいろなことを話していたら、あっという間に夜中に。。。でも白夜なので、時間の経つのがわからない!!!
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Vikingur loved this watch store!!! It looks same as what he remembered!
ビーキンガーが子供のころに大好きだった(今でも)時計屋さん。今も昔と変わらずだとか。
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to be continued...
続く・・・


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# by miki3lotus | 2015-07-06 16:04 | Travel

Reykjavik - Iceland レイキャビーク、アイスランド  Part 1

SP and I are going to Amsterdam to teach at Henny Jurrien Stichting.
We go there every year. This year, SP suggested we stop over Iceland. I have never been there either so we decided to go for few days. Booked out tickets!

and email our friend, and found out he will be playing at Reykjavik Midsummer Music Festival. This will be our "ONCE IN THE LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY" to be in Iceland... so we changed out flight to come here earlier!!!

SPと私は例年夏にアムステルダムに教えに行っております。今年も!
予定を組むにあたって、SPが途中でアイスランドに行こう!と。 私も行ったことがないので、ストップオーバーで数日間、飛行機の予約を取りました。そのあと、アイスランドの知り合いに行く旨を伝えたところ、彼が監督をしているミッドサマーミュージックフェスティバルの最終日、グランドフィナーレコンサートにて彼も演奏するということ。
これは見に行かねば!!聞きに行かねば!!!この機会を逃すと絶対チャンスはない!
ということで、変更してやってきました。

Both of us are bit under the weather... Propolis, Mint, cough drops, and Mask for Air Plane!!!
二人とも調子がよくなく、プロポリス、ミント、のど飴、マスクを持って飛行機に・・・

We arrived at 11:40pm! and it is not Reykjvik... it is about 40-50 mins away from, so we need to take FlyBus.
We got tickets on the flight. Arrived, took our luggage, swent out side and got on this bus!!!
and got to bus terminal, call a taxi from the terminal, got a taxi got to Forsaela Apartmenthouse!!!

夜の11時40分に到着の便。空港は例年ではなく、車で40−50分のところ!!!
どうするのか???
と、機上にてFlyBusのチケットを売っていてそれを購入。到着後荷物を取って外に出て、すぐにバスを見つけた!そして40分。バスターミナルにつき、タクシーを呼ぶ電話(ターミナルの中にある)でタクシーを呼んで、このフォーセーラアパートメントハウスに到着!1時半過ぎていました。

it is WHITE NIGHT!!!
and Summer Solstice!!!

白夜、夏至!

it is bright...

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Slept until the 9am.

Had a wonderful breakfast!!!
Coffee, tea, yogurt, fruits, cold cuts, eggs, cheese, salad, home made bread( amazing!!!), cereal...

なかなか寝られませんでしたが、9時まで頑張り、朝食!
コーヒー、紅茶、ヨーグル、フルーツ、ハム、サラミ、チーズ、サラダ、ホームメイドのパン(素晴らしい!!!)シリアル。たくさんのチョイス!!!

We took time, took a bath with Thermal water!!! Regular water is natural water! taste great!!!

朝ゆっくり、お風呂にも入り(お湯は温泉のお湯!!!水道水はペットボトルで買うよりも美味しいお水!)そして外に出る。

Now, going out!
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There are a lot of these...some of them are nice and funny!
たくさんのグラフィティがあります。
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Can you see SP in the middle???
SPは真ん中にいるのですが・・・見えるかな??
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There are many arts in the city of Reykjavik.
街の中にはアートがいたるところに!
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This is in front of Harpa Concert Hall
これはハーパコンサートホールの前。
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Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson and SP
ビーキンガーとSP

He is a wonderful pianist!
彼はとても繊細な素晴らしいピアニストです。

We went to his graduation concert 8 years ago, and that was the last time we hear him play!!! so this time, it was such a treat!!!
卒業公演を聞いたのが最後なので、8年ぶり!!!
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Restaurant in Concert Hall had this beautiful open sandwich!!!
コンサートホールの中のレストランにて美味しいお昼を!
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Snafs: three different ones that we tasted!!!
シュナップストアメリカでは言います。3種類、トライしました。美味しいけれど、強い!
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コンサートホールの外はこんな感じ。
Out side of concert hall is like this.
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Beautiful glass building, I have to put some later, but we found ourselves in it!
コンサートホールはガラス張り。天井のグラスに見つけました!
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Viking ship sculpture looks bit like insect!
バイキングの船の彫刻は虫のよう!
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old icelandic house
昔からの家
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After Piano Chamber music!
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this is after 10pm... looking out from concert hall
これは夜の10時過ぎ。コンサートホールからの眺め
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all the performers in this music festival!
パフォーマー全員での記念撮影、私もパチリ!
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Look at the time. This is 2 AM
Yes!
Still very light!!!
時計を見てください。午前2時です。
明るい・・・

続く。

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# by miki3lotus | 2015-06-22 20:50 | Travel

共鳴ーResonance + Senri Oe


サンフランシスコにて大風邪をひき、最後の二日はベッドに寝たきり。そのままニューヨークの戻ったのは良いけれどまだまだ鼻水と咳が止まらず、これはどうしたものかと・・・
Got back from SF, but last two days, I got really bad flu... fever and runny nose and cough...
I stayed in bed. Then came home to NY but still not quite normal.. It is taking time to recover...

でも、そうは言ってはおられません。。。

アムステルダムにて踊ります!
I will be dancing in Amsterdam!!!

6月30日 午後7時半と9時の2セット。
場所の関係、共鳴ーResonanceのうちから3作品、そして大江千里さんも来てくれて一緒に!!!そこにハートスクールのダンサーも参加して1時間ほどのパフォーマンスになります。千里さんのピアノソロも!

Tuesday, June 30th!
at 7:30PM and 9:00PM

I will be dancing three works from my concert and Senri Oe is also coming to perform with me! He will also give
Jazz piano solo.
And we have few dancers from The Hartt School Dance Division, they will join me too!!!


ぜひぜひアムステルダムまでお越しください!!!
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SP will start on June 29th and I start on July 6th to teach at Summer Intensive

そしてSPは6月29日から2週間、私は7月6日から1週間、ヘニーユリアンにて教えます!私はテクニックとレパートリー。何を教えようかまだ思案中。。。
SPは朝のバレエクラス!

SP will be teaching morning Ballet Class, I will teach Technique and Repertory.
I am thinking which rep to teach...
and they now have new studios!!! I was pictures and it looks great!!! I can't wait!!!

新しいスタジオになったそうです!楽しみです。
写真を見る限り、とても素敵なスタジオです。

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# by miki3lotus | 2015-06-17 06:46 | Dance