© John Taiken Atanacio

Collaboration with International Christian University / Modern Dance Society was funded by: 

Good Bye

Premiere: July 19-25, 2021


50 minutes

Choreographed and Performed by Kensaku Shinohara

 Good Bye is a response to challenging socio-political questions I've formed over the last 11 years as a Japanese person living in NYC. Some of these are: Why don't people talk about racial discrimination when it is right in front of them? Why there is not a Asian Rights section at Strand Books when there is a Black Rights section? I see some heterosexual men say in public that they respect women, but when they are in private they use exploitive pornography, isn't this a contradiction of values?   


Cara Angela Liguori, Dorian Wallace, Carl Limbacher, Max Maples, Mei Yamanaka, Akiha Yamakami, Leah Morrison, Madeline Adelle Phillips, Larissa Asebedo, Magda Kaczmarska

Supported by:

92Y Harkness Dance Center AIR 2017-2018

Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant 2018

Exploring the Metropolis AIR 2018

Marble House Project AIR 2017


Exploring the Metropolis, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, NYC (5/2/2018) 

DraftWork, NYC (2/3/2018)

92Y Harkness Dance Center APAP, NYC (1/12-13/2018)

Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC (10/2/2017)

IIAC, Earthdance, MA (7/22/2017)

Marble House Project, VT (7/11/2017)

Annual Benefit Party, CPR, Brooklyn (4/3/2017)

Chez Bushwick WIP showing, Brooklyn (3/7/2017)

Informal showing at CPR, Brooklyn (1/7/2017) 

5分鐘 - Wǔ Fēnzhōng (2018)

Premiered at International Christian University / September 18-20, 2018


Kensaku Shinohara

In collaboration with 

Seed Dance Company (Taiwan) - Dir: Wen-jen Huang

ICU Modern Dance Society (Japan) - Dir: Mana Yamagata


October 10-21, 2016

at Seed Dance (Pingtung) and Tainan University of Technology (Tainan)

[種子舞團(屏東), 台南科技大学(台南)]

January 25, 2016

at Seed Dance (Pingtung) [種子舞團(屏東)]

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