After Fukushima: A 24-hour Event – Danspace Project
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After Fukushima: A 24-hour Event

Eiko in Fukushima, Tomioka, 22 July 2014. Photo by William Johnston.

Part of Platform 2016: A Body in Places

March 11 marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Fukushima. A photo collaboration between Eiko and photographer/historian William Johnston will be on display here in the St. Mark’s Church sanctuary for 24 hours. Following Eiko’s solo at 9pm, 24 artists will contribute one song, poem, prayer, chant, movement, or gesture every hour, on the hour.

After Fukushima: A 24-hour Event is presented in partnership with Japan Society and Kundiman.


4PM–8PM – Conversation Without Walls: Bearing Witness
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? RSVP here

Presenters: Marilyn Ivy & William Johnston 
Respondents: Gabriel Florenz, Harry Philbrick, Julie Malnig

Presenters: Karen Shimakawa & Ana Janevski 
Respondents: Debra Levine, luciana achugar

Presenters: Yoshiko Chuma & Katja Kolcio
Respondents: Koosil-ja, Wendy Perron

9PM –  A Body in Places: Eiko Solo #10 at St. Mark’s Church, with a special introduction by Yukie Kamiya, Gallery Director of Japan Society. Tickets here
We will try our best to squeeze in as many people as possible for this solo. Come by at 8:15pm to join the wait list!

10PM – Installation opens
24 artists will contribute one song, poem, prayer, chant, movement, or gesture every hour, on the hour. FREE with $10 suggested donation!

10pm: Jeannine Otis, St. Mark’s Church Choir Director

11pm: AJ Shavers accompanied by Daiquan Munoz

12 midnight: Ralph Samuelson (on shakuhachi)

1am: Rev. Dr. Allison Moore of St. Mark’s Church

2am: Lydia Bell

3am: Ishmael Houston-Jones

4am: Ramsi Tora

5am: DonChristian

6am: ignabu

7am: Rev. Earl Ikeda of New York Buddhist Church with Assistant Ministers Isabelle Shinjo Bernard, Cheryl Joko Ikemiya, Gary Shobo Jaskula, Matthew Kaigo Wise

8am: To be announced

9am: To be announced

10am: To be announced

11am: Steven Taylor (playing Allen Ginsberg’s harmonium)

12 noon: April Naoko Heck of Kundiman Writers & Poets

1pm: Purvi Shah of Kundiman Writers & Poets

2pm: Madhu Kaza of Kundiman Writers & Poets

3pm: Meredith Monk

4pm: Carol Lipnik

5pm: John Kelly

6pm: Muna Tseng

7pm: Ishmael Houston-Jones

8pm: Margaret Leng Tan (on piano)

9pm: Dana Reitz

SAT., MARCH 12, 10PM  Installation closes

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