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!