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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 4:00pm –

Prentis Hall, Room 101

Keene Center of Japanese Culture and Columbia SoA

Swallowing and Spitting History: Performing History/Experimental Practices (Perspectives from Japanese Performing Arts)

Artists and scholars come together in a three-hour workshop to discuss critical engagements with history both through and as performance. With a focus on perspectives from Japanese performing arts, this session emphasizes the contemporary social and political possibilities of performance as an embodied practice. The workshop features composer / sound artist Miya Masaoka, director Brooke O’Harra, and choreographer / movement artist Eiko Otake. The event will include artist presentations, a movement workshop led by Eiko Otake, and a discussion led by anthropologist Marilyn Ivy.

A group of scholars have been invited to discuss and reflect on the workshop in a written “roundtable” for publication following the event. Participating scholars include Katie Brewer Ball, Peter Eckersall, Tyran Grillo, Ellie Hisama, William Johnston, Thomas Looser, and Karen Shimakawa. The text, as its own kind of performance that takes place in the time of writing, will become another piece of the workshop.

Note to participants – please wear comfortable clothing for the movement workshop.