Artists and scholars come together in a three-hour workshop to discuss engagements with history both through and as performance. With a focus on perspectives from Japanese performing arts, this session emphasizes the contemporary social and political possibilities of performance as an embodied practice. The workshop features composer and sound artist Miya Masaoka, director Brooke O’Harra, and choreographer and movement artist Eiko Otake. The event includes artist presentations, a movement workshop led by Eiko Otake, and a discussion led by anthropologist Marilyn Ivy. A group of scholars including Katie Brewer Ball, Peter Eckersall, Tyran Grillo, Ellie Hisama, William Johnston, Thomas Looser, and Karen Shimakawa have been invited to discuss and reflect on the workshop in a written forum following the event.
Supported by: Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture; Visual Arts Program, Sound Arts MFA, and Department of Music at Columbia University