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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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).

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