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After Fukushima: A 24-hour Event | Eiko + Koma
After Fukushima: A 24-hour Event
photo by William Johnston

After Fukushima: A 24-hour Event

  • March 11-12, 2016
  • Danspace Project St Marks Church 2nd Ave at 10th St. New York City
  • March 11, 2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Fukushima. After Fukushima: A 24-hour Event (curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor and Lydia Bell in collaboration with Eiko) will include a photo collaboration between Eiko and photographer/historian William Johnston which will be on display in the sanctuary for 24 hours beginning on March 11. Event schedule below

    Conversation Without Walls: Bearing Witness
    3/11, 4pm - 8pm
    Scholars and artists gather 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?

    4-5pm: Marilyn Ivy & Bill Johnston discussing A Body in Fukushima
    Respondents: Gabriel Florenz, Harry Philbrick, Julie Malnig

    5-6pm: Karen Shimakawa & Ana Janevski
    Respondents: Debra Levine, luciana achugar

    6-7pm: Yoshiko Chuma & Katja Kolcio
    Respondents: Koosil-ja, Wendy Perron

    At 9pm Eiko will perform in the Church
    with a special introduction by Yukie Kamiya, Gallery Director of Japan Society.

    At 10pm the Church will be open for 24 hours to visit the Eiko/Johnston "A Body in Fukushima" photographs while singers and poets will mark each hour with a song and poem.

    3/12, 10 pm
    Exhibition closes

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