EMBRACING HIROSHIMA premiere

I am thrilled to announce the premiere of the documentary film
EMBRACING HIROSHIMA
at The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival on APRIL 23rd 2016!

WATCH TRAILER

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SCINTILLA films, is a small boutique video production company, consisting of Tyler Sparks and myself, and this is our first documentary film.

For more information sign up and read the latest NEWSLETTER from EyeKnee Coordination 🙂

 

SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO ME

We had so much fun working on this!
Check out Ryan Hobler’s new music video on BAEBLEMUSIC.COM:

Director / ROB MEADE

Director of Photography / TYLER SPARKS

Editor / GEOFF HASTINGS
Colorist / STUART WHEELER
Conform / STEVE HAFNER
Choreography / EINY ÅM-SPARKS
Assistant Camera / JOSH WEBB
Cast / RYAN HOBLER and EINY ÅM-SPARKS

JAPAN TOUR 2013

EyeKnee Coordination GOES TO JAPAN!

PicaDon – will this moment ever let go?
an international, multimedia collaboration with composer Magnar Åm, inspired by the Japanese animation film PicaDon, created by Renzo and Sayoko KinoshitaThe project is initiated by the Norwegian choir Volda Vokal, and produced by Gunnar Strøm,  and calls attention to the worldwide efforts for peace and the elimination of nuclear weapons, which emerged in the wake of the destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

“…uses beauty as a shield, which is well equipped to encounter despondency and fear”   
(Olav Egil Aune, March 3rd 2013)

“ a creative demonstration against the effects of nuclear weapons which […] inspired the participants towards further effort to abolish nuclear weapons once and for all.”   
(Nosizwe Baquwa / ICAN, Mars 5th 2013)

Photo: Svein Nordal
Photo: Svein Nordal – Dancers: Einy Aam Sparks, Uta Takemura and Kevin Ho

JAPAN TOUR SCHEDULE:
Aug 4: HIROSHIMA
Aug 5: HIROSHIMA
Aug 7: KYOTO
Aug 9: TOKYO

Will this moment ever let go? supports the healing process after personal and global traumatic events, and shines a light on the peace efforts and the large scale international work that is being done towards the abolishment of nuclear weapons. The first performance will be part of the large international conference Mayors for Peace at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which also coincides with the anniversary of the A-bomb that fell over Hiroshima in 1945.

Oslo City Hall, March 2013
Photo: Ingrid Opedal   – Oslo City Hall, March 2013

DANCERS: Kevin Ho, Uta Takemura and Einy Åm Sparks. Additional dancers for the TOKYO concert: Yuki Miyoshi, Reiko Hosomi and Kano Yamada

POET: Jan Erik Vold

MUSICIANS: Njål Sparbo, Ellen Sejersted Bødtker, Geir Draugsvoll (Hiroshima/Kyoto), James Crabb (Hiroshima/Kyoto), Tanikawa Kensaku (Tokyo), Sizzle Ohtaka, Masahiro Saeki, Haruhiko Saga and Saori Kojima

CHOIR:
Volda Vokal

COSTUMES:
Stephanie Sleeper. Costume Supervisor: Chie Kimura (Tokyo)

WATCH AN EXCERPT from the concert in Oslo City Hall, Norway, March 2013

HIROSHIMA
AUGUST 4th – 12.15pm
Sunshine Garden
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mayors for Peace Conference
FREE

HIROSHIMA
AUGUST 5th – 7:30pm (theater opens at 6:30pm)
Club Quattro
TICKETS:
2,500 yen (advance) 3,000 yen (at the door) + drinks (+ additional discounts)
RESERVATION:
Hiroshima club Quattro, e+ (e plus), at Lawson Ticket (L code: 66329) or
at Ticket Pia (P code: 202-246)
INFORMATION:
082-542-2280, club Quattro

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KYOTO
AUGUST 7th – 6.30pm (theater opens at 6pm)
Kyoto Kita Bunka Kaikan (Kyoto North Cultural Center)
TICKETS:
age 21 and over: 3,000 yen (advance), 3,500 yen (at the door) (+ additional discounts)
RESERVATION: 080-9653-1300
CLEAR SPOT okunari@clearspot.jp

TOKYO
AUGUST 9th- 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Hollywood Hall, Roppongi Hills, Hollywood Beauty Plaza 5F, 6-4-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
TICKETS:
3,500 yen (advance), 4,000 yen (day of the performance), 2,500 yen (student)
RESERVATION: http://www.confetti-web.com/ticket/ticket.aspx?G=vo00ek08&S=130809

Also on the Tokyo program:

Tanikawa Kensaku (hibaku piano)

Akiko Iijima (narration and reading)
Jogu Kineya (syamisen / living national treasure)
Nataliya Gudziy (vocals)
Students of Clark International High School (chorus)

The choreography for “will this moment ever let go?” is made possible by

SCANDINAVIA-JAPAN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION
and
ARTS COUNCIL NORWAY

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Performing with TIFFANY MILLS COMPANY

For the past few weeks I have had the joy of working with the amazing crew of Tiffany Mills Company, for the world premiere of Berries and Bulls at the new BAM Fisher theater, and performances are this weekend.

Tomorrow’s GALA performance is almost SOLD OUT, but it is still possible to get tickets for FRIDAY and SATURDAY night and for SUNDAY matinee.

Here’s a taste of what we’ve been working on in a much smaller studio:
WATCH VIDEO from The Dance Enthusiast. Looking forward to sharing it with you!

PRESS:     New York Times Listing         New Yorker Listingpostcard_front

BERRIES AND BULLS (World Premiere)
and THE FEAST(Part 1)
Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 2, 3:00pm

Tickets on sale now at bam.org/tiffanymillscompany

JOIN US FOR OUR OPENING NIGHT GALA

May 30, 7:30-11:00pm
Gala Tickets include Performance AND Gala
Celebrate with drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, raffle, silent auction, and DJ Brik Mason!

Buy Gala Tickets:

BAM Fisher, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

MOVIEHOUSE & DIXON PLACE

This month EyeKnee Coordination will show two work-in-progress versions of WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS; each adapted in its own way for the particular venue and space.

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APRIL 13 – MOVIEHOUSE @ 3rd WARD
Just a 15 min ride on the L train from Union Square, Moviehouse turns 3rd Ward arts facility into an interactive film and performance environment with half an hour of VJ beats and refreshments followed by a work-in-progress showing of the multimedia performance piece WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS, which merges dance, film and vocals, followed by a salon-style conversation with the artists.

$10 suggested donation
reservations: moviehousebk@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS and MORE INFO

APRIL 30 – DIXON PLACE
Crossing Boundaries
7.30pm
$12 (advance), $15 / $10 student/senior and TDF (door)

DIRECTIONS and MORE INFO

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WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS (a work-in-progress) is a multimedia dance theater piece which peeks into a surreal world of memories and daydream, embracing both the beautiful, bizarre and the melancholic.

PERFORMERS:
Sarah Cameron, Kevin Ho, Run Shayo, Uta Takemura & Einy Åm Sparks.
Additional performers in video: Oren Barnoy, Corinne Cappelletti and Cristina Jasen.

Made possible through funding from Brooklyn Arts Council

WILL THIS MOMENT EVER LET GO?

WORLD PREMIERE on MARCH 3rd!

will this moment ever let go? is a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary piece created in collaboration with my father and composer Magnar Åm, and will be performed by 3 dancers, 9 musicians (among others Asian Wings, Ellen Sejersted Bødtker and Njål Sparbo), a large chorus (Volda Vokal and Ensemble 96) and poet Jan Erik Vold, as part of Oslo Church Music Festival.

The piece is inspired by the classic Japanese animation film PicaDon, depicting the moments before and after the A-bomb over Hiroshima, and will tour to Japan in August. The work is premiering in connection with two conferences on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, organized by ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), and an exhibition on loan from the Peace Museum in Hiroshima.

March 3rd, Oslo City Hall, 7pm. FREE

March 5th, Church of Volda, 8pm. NOK 200
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DANCERS:
Kevin Ho
Uta Takemura
Einy  Åm

MUSIC: Magnar Åm

MUSICIANS:
Njål Sparbo, baritone
Ellen Sejersted Bødtker, harp
Geir Draugsvoll, accordion
James Crabb, accordion
Sizzle Ohtaka, voice
Vegar Sandholt, church bells
Masahiro Saeki, oud m.m.
Haruhiko Saga, throat singing and two string cello
Saori Kojima, theremin

COSTUMES: Stephanie Sleeper

This work is made possible by generous support from

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DAVID QUINN – Icons And Relics

Come out for the fashion event Icons And Relics! Presented by Location One and Quinndustry as a prelude to Fashion Week in the form of a theatrical fashion adventure, spotlighting the 2013 Fall/Winter collection of renowned designer David Quinn.

Icons And Relics
Icons And Relics

Inspired by knights’ armor, byzantine icons, and the gender ambiguities of the
La Garçonne style of the 1920s, this dreamscape is carried along by choreography
influenced by processionals and pagan festival dances.

Choreography by Luke Miller and Ede Thurrell, dramaturgy by Kate Valentine, sound design by Shaun Hettinger (Memoryymusic.com), and lighting design by Keith Truax.

MONDAY, February 4 at 8pm and 8:30pm.

Admission is FREE. Seating is limited.

Location One – 26 Greene Street (between Grand and Canal Streets). location1.org.

PROSPECT CONCERTS

FEBRUARY 1st is almost here, and I’d like to invite you to join me for this upcoming event in candle light, curated by Ilusha Tsinadze. I’ll be sharing the program with some amazing dancers and musicians, including a very special surprise opening duo! So if you find yourself in Park Slope and in the mood for some popcorn and unplugged music and dance, come and join us!

PROSPECT CONCERTS
new dances and old songs

Tori Sparks and Einy Åm
Tori Sparks and Einy Åm in ENCOUNTER, a collaboration with video artist Run Shayo

Friday, FEB 1, 8pm (doors open at 7.45pm)

WITH: 
The Berger Sisters (music)
Corinne Cappelletti, Eva Perrotta & Ben Owens
(dance & music)
Einy Åm / EyeKnee Coordination (dance)

WHERE: 
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn
NY 11215
website

TICKETS: $15 at the door

The Berger Sisters explore music from around the world including cajun, klezmer, americana, jazz, brazilian, western swing and pretty much anything else they fancy.

Eva Perrotta and Corinne Cappelletti performs IMPRINT: one by one, a live cartographic performance, accompanied by live music by Ben Owens. The piece is a journey following the energetic imprint of touch to awaken tissues of consciousness, and experience the meaning of support. 

Einy Åm / EyeKnee Coordination presents a sneak peek of the upcoming piece will this moment ever let go? as well as a screening of the dance film Encounter, created in collaboration with Run Shayo (video artist) and Tori Sparks (performer).

AN EXISTENTIAL BRUNCH

I am thrilled to be part of An Existential Brunch on Sunday June 17, 12-5pm; hosted by Overturn Theater.

It has the promise of the perfect Sunday afternoon;
8 new works,
complimentary eggs and mimosas…
and kids and daddys get a discount : )
Who can beat that?
maybe (working title), is a new exploration of movement, voice and piano, inspired by observations made during a recent temporary reception job, as well as a desire to get back into my practice of singing and playing the piano. Performed to music by Ellen Sejersted Bødker and myself.
Come and have the best Sunday ever.
xoxox GET TICKETS HERE or at the door
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The event is hosted by
Kristy Dodson
Artistic Director of
Overturn Theatre.

BAX Upstart Festival

 

EyeKnee Coordination is excited to be part of BAX Upstart Festival, a two-day showcase curated by renowned choreographer Shannon Hummel, founder/director of Cora Dance and Marya Warshaw, Founding and Executive Director of BAX.

I will be presenting Begin, and Begin Again, a piece for dance, voice and video.  

WHAT:         Begin, and Begin Again 
WITH:           Oren Barnoy, Cristina Jasen, Run Shayo and Einy Åm 
WHERE:       BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange), 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
                      718.832.0018, info@bax.org 
WHEN:          Friday March 23 at 8pm
TICKETS:     $15 General, $8 Low-Income.
                      Buy tickets online HERE

The festival also presents work by:
Robin Neveu Brown, Hannah Emerson, Kirstin Kapustik & Dancers, Brittany Schmid, niv Acosta, Megan Harrold / Inimois Dance, Nadia Tykulsker / Spark(edlt) Arts, Tara Aisha Willis and BAXco Youth Dance Company.
For full schedule and more details visit  www.bax.org