Conversation Without Walls: Bearing Witness
photo by Ian Douglas

Conversation Without Walls: Bearing Witness

On March 11, 2016, as part of Danspace Project at St Mark's Church, scholars and artists gathered to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. How are we challenged by mounting human failures? How does being a mover affect our thoughts and sensitivity? And how do our memories affect our movement? How do choreographers concern themselves with changing environments, artistically, politically and socially?

Marilyn Ivy (Columbia University Anthropology Professor with focus on Japan) & William Johnston (Wesleyan University History Professor discussing A Body in Fukushima
Respondents: Gabriel Florenz (Director, Pioneer Works), Harry Philbrick (Director of PAFA), Julie Malnig (NYU professor, dance studies)

Karen Shimakawa (NYU professor, performance studies) and Ana Janevski (Curator, MoMA performing arts department)
Respondents: Debra Levine (dance writer), luciana achugar (choreographer)

Yoshiko Chuma (performing artist) and Katja Kolcio (choreographer and Wesleyan University Professor on dance)
Respondents: Koosil-ja (performing artist), Wendy Perron (dance writer)

7-7:30pm: Q&A with all participants

The event was be followed by After Fukushima: A 24 Hour Event, which opened at 10pm