PERFORMANCE

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) 

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©Yoichi Tsukada

playtime (2015)

 

playtime is a structured improvisation in collaboration with Gabrielle Revlock, where different choreographers take turns directing a cast of artists. As the piece progresses the choreographers become performers and everyone becomes a director. 

Choreographed by

Kensaku Shinohara in collaboration with Gabrielle Revlock

Collaborator 2018

Masanobu Asahara and Larissa Asebedo

Collaborator 2015

Gabrielle Revlock, Yuki Nishiyama and Yuki Nakano

Dance Introduction Series, 92Y (NYC, 2018)

Yokohama Dance Collection EX I (Yokohama Premiere, 2015)

Whenever Wherever Festival (Tokyo, 2015)

CRUSHED MUFFINS (NYC, 2014)

This work was made possible with the generous support by Ms. Sumie Yonei and campaign donors.

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