Feb. 2, 2018
We’re back with our first episode of 2018. Happy new year! Choreographer Camille A. Brown says of her new work "ink", a Hancher commission, "The heart of the work is about seeing the dancers. They are people. What are the stories that live inside of their bodies?" Her new work seeks to reclaim African American narratives and culture from appropriation and silence. The third work in a trilogy about identity, "ink" is an amalgamation of African dance, African American social dance, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop, depicting the pedestrian interactions of individuals and relationships as grounds for accessing one's innate superpowers and finding liberation. For more information about Camille and her company, visit http://www.camilleabrown.org/. Michael Sakamoto, UI assistant professor of dance, is an interdisciplinary artist active in dance, theatre, performance, photography, and media. His solo, ensemble, and visual works have been presented in 14 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and North America with such venues as the Vancouver International Dance Festival, REDCAT, Audio Art Festival-Krakow, Roulette/NYC, TACTFest Osaka, San Francisco International Butoh Festival, and many others. To learn more, visit http://michaelsakamoto.org/.