PERFORMANCE

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

Good Bye

Premiere: July 19-25, 2021

JACK, BROOKLYN, USA

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?   

Collaborators:

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

Showings: 

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

Choreographer:

Kensaku Shinohara

In collaboration with 

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

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

Process:

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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