April 2022
If I Was Your Girlfriend: An Embodied Lexicon of Funk and Desire in Academia” – A performative lecture
Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Denver, CO

May 1, 2022
Book release – An Empty Room: Imagining Butoh and the Social Body in Crisis (Wesleyan University Press)

September 12, 2022
Codemakers: Butoh History and Innovation
Scholars and artists panel at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Free Event with registration: https://fac.umass.edu/Online/Article/ButohPanel

September 22, 2022
An Empty Room: Book Release and Performative Lecture
Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University
Free Event: https://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/2022/09-2022/09222022-michael-sakamoto.html

October 2022
Performance residency, Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA – Garden of the Wilis
Free Showing: Saturday, October 29, time TBA

January 2023
Performance residency, National Center for Choreography-Akron, OH – Garden of the Wilis