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 🙂

 

IDEAS CITY 2015

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!

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