Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dance Collaboration Project

I am very interested in learning about set design and have one piece I created for the de Young exhibit that I would like expand into sets with a dance group and perhaps a taiko group. I am kind of just brewing ideas. The Fortune Tapestry above is inspired by the intersection of histories of Japanese American families, the Japaenese Tea Garden of Golden Gate Park and the creation of the Fortune cookie.

The interment tag elements and the fortune cookie tag elements hang form the ceiling and dangle. The barbed wire hanging structure cast strong shadows on the ground. I will be posting more thoughts on this later.

Below are some amazing images from a butoh performance titled Kagemi by the group Sankai Juku. Here is an article on the performance.

I just am so inspired by the imagery.

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