Monday, October 11, 2010

Yoshi Oida's Interrogations: Words of the Zen Masters

October 8th, and 9th, 2010, 7:30 PM

SLIDESHOW available.

One-man play by the 77-year-old Paris-based actor, director and author Yoshi Oida, with live musical accompaniment by Berlin-based experimental musician Dieter Trüstedt, at  Japan Society of NYC.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A-C-E ONE: Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks

A-C-E ONE is a multidisciplinary site-specific spectacle that takes full advantage of the unique architectural features of LentSpace, which is located in a downtown New York City block between Canal, Varick, Grand, and Sixth Avenue. Dancers and musicians are positioned strategically throughout the space, a limousine moves at a glacial pace through a horticultural installation as performers move in and around a sea of shredded paper. Expect to be surprised.

To view the rest of photographs of the performance, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hold the Clock

New York premiere of Hold the Clock, the latest installment of Yoshiko Chuma's ten-year project, Page Out of Order. Hold the Clock uses a combination of text, movement and media in a live installation to confront the personal and public histories of The School of Hard Knocks and its experience in Eastern Europe for the last 20 years.

Inspired by the writing of Japanese author Genichiro Takahashi, Hold the Clock continues Chuma's multi-year investigation of the aesthetic and philosophical questions and responses that arose during the revolutionary movements across the globe during the 60's and 70's. Takahashi was arrested as a student radical and spent half a year in prison.

To view the full coverage of the showcase, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.