CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT SERIES: TAKA YAMAMOTO
Join us at FLOCK for an evening of discourse, observations & explorations surrounding Takahiro Yamamoto's piece, Rules of Engagement. Rules of Engagement explores the combination of physical reality in the space and fictional reality in the mind. Taka asks: Can I allow my body and mind to be open to the effect of fictional narrative? What is the line between reaction and consequence?
The Critical Engagement Series brings together audiences & choreographers in hopes to reveal some of the mystery surrounding the language around dance & the unique practices of individual choreographers. We start with the question: What does the choreographer need at this particular moment in their process & how might this also serve the wider community?
May 27th // $5-10 slliding scale(drinks too!)
Originally from Shizuoka, Japan, Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist based in Portland, working in performance, sculpture, and photography. His work has been shown at GoDown Arts Centre (Nairobi, Kenya), Bedlam Lowertown (St.Paul), The Garage (San Francisco), Center on Contemporary Arts (Seattle), and Rowan Gallery (Los Angeles.) He has performed for Xavier Le Roy (Montpellier), Mårten Spångberg (Stockholm), Keith Hennessy (San Francisco), Jmy James (Los Angeles), and others. He holds a MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He was selected for PICA’s 2015 Creative Exchange Lab and a 2012 danceWEB scholarship from ImPulsTanz (Vienna.) He co-directs the performance company madhause with Ben Evans, and a part of Portland-based group Physical Education with Allie Hankins, keyon gaskin, and Lucy Yim.