The Atomic Bomb: A Study in Movement and History*
photo by Eiko

The Atomic Bomb: A Study in Movement and History* (2009)

8 minutes. Color video. A short documentary about the course dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake co-taught with History Professor William Johnston at Wesleyan University, ‘Japan and the Atomic Bomb.’ The seminar combines intensive study of the history, politics and human experiences of the atomic bombings with a movement lab that focuses on body awareness. The film explores how this unlikely teaching pair encourages students to engage with this difficult subject. Edited by Joanna Arnow