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[木]
BUTOH + MUSIC FROM THE ASIAN DIASPORA

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Original Image by Jas Lin

A one-night only collaborative performance featuring butoh dance, visuals and improvised music.

directed by Kyoko Takenaka

movement + visuals by Kyoko Takenaka

guest dancers Hiroko Tamano, Maria Gerdyman 

music by Paul Lai, Dustin Wong, Sharon Chohi Kim, Dylan Fujioka, Kozue Matsumoto, Jamin Reyes, Pauline Lay, Kyoko Takenaka

Wednesday, December 7th @ 8PM

 2220 Arts, Los Angeles

[PLANET Q 
 FEAT.
AKAZANGETSU]

MOVEMENT + MUSIC

TOMOKI SANDERS
KYOKO TAKENAKA
NAKAMURA TATSUYA
SUGA DAIRO

 

Photo by 庄司寛樹
Photo by 庄司寛樹

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Photo by 庄司寛樹
Photo by 庄司寛樹

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Photo by 庄司寛樹
Photo by 庄司寛樹

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Photo by 庄司寛樹
Photo by 庄司寛樹

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[SHOMEI 
  照明]
BUTOH DANCE
+ MUSIC

 

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Shomei Day 1
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Lionmilk, Kyoko + Diego Gaeta
Lionmilk, Kyoko + Diego Gaeta

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Takeshi Kanemura
Takeshi Kanemura

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Hiroko Tamano
Hiroko Tamano

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Lionmilk, Kyoko + Diego Gaeta
Lionmilk, Kyoko + Diego Gaeta

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[TOKYO
舞踏+音]

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渡航 (Photo by Karen Masumoto)
渡航 (Photo by Karen Masumoto)

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渡航 (Photo by Noriko Inose)
渡航 (Photo by Noriko Inose)

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渡航 (Photo by Noriko Inose)
渡航 (Photo by Noriko Inose)

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渡航 (Photo by Karen Masumoto)
渡航 (Photo by Karen Masumoto)

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[CAVERN]

Livestreamed during the Covid-19 safer at home order in Los Angeles from ArtShareLA.

Jas Lin and Kyoko Takenaka presented a multi-media show utilizing ArtShare’s stage and backstage area along with interactive elements on zoom - all to a virtual audience.

Cavern [穴] is an exploration of creating and entering sacred space, exploring the resonant feelings in one’s 2020 quarantine body of “nothing to do, nothing to fix,” and the hustle and bustle of salary businessmen going back to work. 

 

Movement by Jas Lin and Kyoko Takenaka

Piano, guitar and vocals by Kyoko Takenaka

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Images by Philips Shum.

ASIAN AMERICA: THE FUTURE IS NOW

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Asians in America stand inside a future that has already arrived. 

Through dance, movement, and meditation, using sound, poetry, spiritual tools, and healing foods, we invite you to join us for an evening where we stand in our collective power and honor the future that lives inside of each of us. 

Together, we are weaving the songs of our mothers and motherlands.
We are singing the stories of migration that live in our bodies.
We are looking within to fully actualize these present moments.
We are seeking freedom from past.
We are claiming our seats of power for the transformational changes we’re calling in.

 

Directed by Kyoko Takenaka
Creative & Spiritual Consultant: kyoko nakamaru
Producer: Jennelle Fong

Creative Collaborators:
Gunita CollectiveJasmine LinMin Yoon, Charlotte NguyenJenevieve TingGingeeAlly VegaParu FrancesFarrah SuGenevieve Erin O’ BrienJenny San Angelkyoko nakamaruJennelle Fong

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