Izu House Project

Leah Stein and Roko Kawai, October 2007. Photo by Takayuki Moriki.

Pew Fellow and dancer Roko Kawai traveled to Japan to work on her project Izu House. A team of collaborators, including Philadelphia choreographer Leah Stein, Tokyo-based dancer Hideo Arai, vocalist Mika Kimula, and Pew Fellow and musician Toshi Makihara, joined Kawai on her trip. In Japan, the collaborators lived and worked in a house in Chihan-An, Ohito on the Izu Peninsula, drawing from the history of the house and the surrounding area to develop a site-specific dance/sound piece. Kawai’s research contributed to the online publication Belonging and Solo: Roko Kawai, the second in the Center’s danceworkbook series.

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In her concluding address as the Center’s visiting scholar, Kristy Edmunds discussed the importance of providing a platform for national and international artists alongside local artists.

Grants & Grantees

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Collaborators & Colleagues

James Fei is an active composer and performer on saxophones and live electronics and an associate professor of electronic arts at Mills College in Oakland, where he has taught since 2006. He served as a Center music panelist in 2013, and an LOI panelist for Performance in 2015.

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Phillip Seitz is a curator with a particular interest in using history to address legacies of slavery in the United States, and to attempt to begin processes of healing for African-Americans living with those legacies.

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Grants & Grantees

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