Tyler and I had the pleasure of participating at New York City Independent Film Festival May 1-7 2017, with a screening of EMBRACING HIROSHIMA. Our film was paired up with the great PBS documentary Awakening in Taos, written and directed by Mark Gordon.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and to the festival staff!
The new multimedia dance performance DRIP will premiere at
March 30th 2017
Co-produced by Dansearena nord, and generously supported by Arts Council Norway
Photo by TYLER SPARKS
EMBRACING HIROSHIMA will be screening for the first time in Oslo!
Come if you can!
February 15, 2017
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Dancers Kevin Ho and Uta Takemura
PHOTO Tyler Sparks
During our residency at Dansearena nord this past June, we were able to start working on the new dance & film performance DRIP / stalagmite time. My collaborators Stephanie Sleeper (dancer and costume designer ) and Tyler Sparks (cinematographer) contributed greatly to the work, and together we danced, sewed and filmed our way into the beginning of this piece, which will be ready for touring in the spring of 2017.
A huge THANK YOU to Dansearena nord and to Arts Council Norway for supporting this work!
Here’s a little taste of what we came up with:
There is a lot of talk about the political aspect of nuclear weapons, but hardly any about the human impact.
Just 2 days before the anniversary of the atomic bombing over Hiroshima, on August 4th 2016, Embracing Hiroshima screened at Scandinavia House in New York City to an amazingly engaged and receptive audience. The screening was combined with a short lecture about the musical component of the piece by composer Magnar Åm.
I am humbled by the magnitude of this theme, but also so grateful to be able to contribute in a small way to shed light on the important topic of nuclear weapons. Thank you to everyone who came out for the screening!
I am thrilled to announce the premiere of the documentary film
at The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival on APRIL 23rd 2016!
SCINTILLA films, is a small boutique video production company, consisting of Tyler Sparks and myself, and this is our first documentary film.
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For the past year I have been delving into the world of video editing, and as I return to the surface, I’d like to share my latest creative endeavor with you, and a collaboration with cinematographer Tyler Sparks;
A 40 minute-long DOCUMENTARY FILM!
EMBRACING HIROSHIMA is a personal account of our travels to Japan a couple of years ago, touring the piece Will this moment ever let go?, and has become a film about international artistic collaboration and friendship as a counterpoint to the current ruling political climate around nuclear weapons. I can’t wait to share it with you!
Nov 4-8 2015 I had the great joy of participating in Ke∂ja Hammerfest and the coinciding Dance Festival Barents in Finnmark, Norway. Lots of great and inspiring people, talks, performances, food and beautiful nature!
Ok, it finally feels like fall in New York… Looking back on the beginning of summer and an improvised performance with fellow dance artist Corinne Cappelletti and poet Nathaniel Watts as part of the IDEAS CITY festival and 4th Arts Block.
Ah… goodbye warm summer days, ’til we meet again!
April 13-17 I had the great joy of participating in the Norwegian / Russian LAB at Dansearena nord in Hammerfest, Norway.
Led by choreographer Liv Hanne Haugen, the 14 participating Russian and Norwegian independent dance artists not only spent the days dancing and creating work together, but we also shared a traditional Sami meal, visited the Museum of Post-War Reconstruction and had opera and parkour lessons 🙂
A fantastic group to spend a week with, and an amazing initiative by Dansearena nord!
I am left with gratitude and inspiration!