This short dance film grew out of a reflection on a state of being constantly connected to and dependent on digital devices, and the mental pull that it can have on us. Filmed during SEANSE residency at Volda University College, Norway, in June 2014.
PERFORMERS: Sarah Cameron, Kevin Ho, Uta Takemura and Einy Åm-Sparks
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Tyler Sparks
MUSIC: Mike Wall, soundFORMovement.com
VIDEO EDITING: Einy Åm-Sparks
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 Kinoshita. The 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)
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.
DANCERS: Kevin Ho, Uta Takemura and Einy Åm Sparks. Additional dancers for the TOKYO concert: Yuki Miyoshi, Reiko Hosomiand 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
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KYOTO AUGUST 7th – 6.30pm (theater opens at 6pm) Kyoto Kita Bunka Kaikan (Kyoto North Cultural Center) TICKETS:
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WHAT: Carry your Burdens by Corinne Cappelletti, directed and choreographed in collaboration with the performers: Lindsay Drury – Katelyn Hayes – Eva Perrotta – Einy Åm Sparks. Part of Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL, the 7th annual NYC festival featuring performances, interventions, visual installations, video, sound and more in public spaces.