Besides developing new performance and photo projects, touring, and teaching, my writing career is in full swing. In addition to a book chapter in Performing Utopias on Flash (with Rennie Harris), an article in Performance Research journal on Soil, and a book review in Dance Chronicle published in the last three years, I have two peer-reviewed book chapters and an article coming out in the next few months.
“Michael Sakamoto and the Breaks: Revolt of the Head (MuNK Remix)” is a scholar-artist essay on the artistic, corporeal, and historical confluences between butoh and hip-hop dance and culture, as told by my body’s life story. It will be published in a new edited volume, The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance, edited by Rosemary Candelario and Bruce Baird, coming out early this Fall.
“A Conversation with Abbey” is an edited dialogue between myself and Angella “Abbey” Bettina Carlos, a Filipina dancer who collaborated with me on the dancefilm, Abbey. It will be published in the International Journal of Screendance later this Spring.
“Brown and Black: Performing Transmission in Trisha Brown’s Locus and Hosoe Eikoh and Hijikata Tatsumi’s Kamaitachi” is a scholarly annotated script and performative dialogue between myself and artist-scholar Christopher Rasheem McMillan. Unpacking the racialized “other” in both butoh and postmodern dance, the text will be published in Writing the Body, Choreographing the Other, a volume of essays edited by Brynn Shiovitz to be published by Mcfarland Press.
Stay tuned for more writing news soon!