ON TOUR: Blind Spot (Work in Progress)

Intermedia dance theater performance
Written, directed, choreographed, and performed by Michael Sakamoto
Live sound and musical score by Christopher Jette

Work-in-progress 2014-present

Work-in-progress performances:
Bangkok Art and Culture Center/Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand
Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
B-Floor Theatre, Bangkok, Thailand
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
Links Hall, Chicago, IL
University of Iowa Dance Department, Iowa City, IA
Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

Combining autobiography, butoh and contemporary dance, video and a live digital soundscore, blind spot explores intercultural identity and the desire to follow one’s nature, even in traumatic times. Reflecting a passion for history, social justice and pop culture, Sakamoto traces personal episodes as an Asian-American, post-WW2 political events, America’s fraught relationship with Asia, and contemporary crises around corporate militarism.

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