AMORPHIC

We have made a new dance film 🙂

AMORPHIC

WHATCH IT NOW

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

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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CARRY YOUR BURDENS

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.

WHEN: October 1 to October 10, 2011; for performance schedule visit: http://newped.wordpress.com

WHERE: All along 14th Street, East to West, in Manhattan, NYC.

For complete festival schedule visit www.artinoddplaces.org

Opening Reception: Friday Sept 30th 6-9 PM at Theaterlab, 137 W 14th Street, featuring Carry your Burdens and several other artists in this year’s festival.

Daily Show times/locations running from October 01-10, 2011

AUDIO TOUR AVAILABLE AT

http://bit.ly/carryyourburdens