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Akiko Kitamura's Cross Transit

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:30 PM

Contemporary Dance

Cross Transit steps into the history of folk culture in Cambodia as captured by photographer Kim Hak and transformed into movement by international choreographer and dancer Akiko Kitamura. 

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Akiko Kitamura's Cross Transit

Cross Transit steps into the history of folk culture in Cambodia as captured by photographer Kim Hak and transformed into movement by international choreographer and dancer Akiko Kitamura. Through Kitamura’s fieldwork, and with funding from the Japan Society, Cambodian artists who had overcome the atrocities of the country’s past came together with Japanese artists with completely different backgrounds in contemporary dance to collaborate, allowing Kitamura to gain new perspective on the views and expressions from both sides of Japan and other Asian countries. Inspired by these artists, the work involves various forms of approach including body expression, film, and photography to explore the future of Asia and interactions between Japan and Cambodia.