After Fukushima: A 24-Hour Event

March 11, 2016 4:00 pmtoMarch 12, 2016 10:00 pm


Eiko, Eiko & Koma, Danspace Project, NYC, Japan, Fukushima, Japan earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster, William Johnston, dance, performance, exhibition, 3.11, 3/11

Eiko in Fukushima, Tomioka, July 22, 2014. Photo by William Johnston.

After Fukushima: A 24-Hour Event

Friday, March 11 at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 p.m.

Danspace Project at St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery – 131 E. 10th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

Admission: Free for Conversation Without Walls and Exhibition; $20/$10 children 12 and younger for A Body in Places: Eiko Solos

March 11, 2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Fukushima. After Fukushima: A 24-hour Event is curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor and Lydia Bell in collaboration with Japanese-born dancer and choreographer Eiko and will include a photo collaboration between Eiko and photographer/historian William Johnston, which will be on display in the sanctuary for 24 hours beginning at 10:00 p.m. on March 11.

Event Schedule
Conversation Without Walls: Bearing Witness
3/11 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Scholars and artists gather to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. How are we challenged by mounting human failures? How does being a mover affect our thoughts and sensitivity? And how do our memories affect our movement? How do choreographers concern themselves with changing environments, artistically, politically and socially? 
RSVP here

  • 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
    Presenters: Marilyn Ivy & William Johnston
    Respondents: Gabriel Florenz, Harry Philbrick, Julie Malnig
  • 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
    Presenters: Karen Shimakawa & Ana Janevski
    Respondents: Debra Levine, luciana achugar
  • 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
    Presenters: Yoshiko Chuma & Katja Kolcio
    Respondents: Koosil-ja, Wendy Perron

A Body in Places: Eiko Solo #10 at St. Mark’s Church, with a special introduction by Yukie Kamiya, Gallery Director of Japan Society. Tickets here

Installation opens
 at 10:00 p.m.
The Church will be open for 24 hours to visit the Eiko/Johnston “A Body in Fukushima” photographs while singers and poets will mark each hour.

Saturday, March 12 – Exhibition closes 
at 10:00 p.m.

For more information, visit Eiko and Koma’s website; to RSVP and to purchase tickets, please visit Danspace’s website.