Artist in Residence -- Kensaku Shinohara
Born in Sapporo, Japan, Kensaku Shinohara is an artist who brings a practice in anthropology to bear on his work as a choreographer/performer. His works have been presented across the U.S. and internationally in Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Tainan, and Japan. Shinohara is a recipient of 92Y Harkness Dance Center AIR, Exploring the Metropolis AIR, Queens Arts Fund New Work Grant, Japan Foundation New York Grant for Arts & Culture to name a few.
Shinohara has been developing Good Bye through this residency opportunity, a solo dance performance that reflects on sexuality, objectification, intimacy, dominance and boundaries. In this autobiographical piece, he traces the cultural shift in his moving from Japan to the U.S., the chaos and confrontation that he experienced, and the (literal) plunges he takes as he navigates the war zone of identity and physical collisions.
August 10 - 11, 2023 @ ODC Theater, San Francisco, USA
Spring 2024 @ Centro de Arte Moderna - Fondaciao Gulbekian Lisbon, Portugal
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