Swallowing and Spitting History, A Workshop Featuring Eiko and Miya Masaoka



Weathered East Asian Institute, Columbia University, NYC, Japan, Eiko Otake, Miya Masaoka, Brooke O'Harra, Marilyn Ivy, movement, history, Japanese performing arts

Swallowing and Spitting History 

Tuesday, October 10 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Prentis Hall Room 101 – 632 W. 125th Street, Columbia University

Admission: Free

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University presents a workshop that explores performing history as experimental practice.

Artists and scholars come together in a three-hour workshop to discuss experimental approaches in Japanese performing arts. The session deals with artistic engagements of history both through and as performance, emphasizing the contemporary social and political possibilities of performance as an embodied practice.

The workshop features composer/sound artist Miya Masaoka, director Brooke O’Harra, and choreographer/movement artist Eiko Otake. The event will include artist presentations, a movement workshop led by Eiko, and a discussion led by anthropologist Marilyn Ivy.

Arrive when doors open at 3:30 p.m. to check out recent projects by the featured artists.

The event is currently at capacity, but to join the waitlist, please email Miki Kaneda at mk3398@columbia.edu or visit the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s Eventbrite page.