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!

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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.

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JAPAN VIDEO – from stage to site

Our Japan tour in August was a true adventure! Here are some of the places we danced – onstage and off 🙂

COMPOSER / CONDUCTOR: Magnar Åm

POET: Jan Erik Vold

DANCE: Einy Åm-Sparks, Kevin Ho, Uta Takemura

CHOIR: Volda Vokal

MUSICIANS: Njål Sparbo, Ellen Sejersted Bødtker, Geir Draugsvoll, James Crabb, Sizzle Ohtaka, Masahiro Saeki, Haruhiko Saga, Saori Kojima and Tanikawa Kensaku.

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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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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