CHUMA & THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
Newsletter November 29, 2011
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School of Hard Knocks PRESENTS
installation with performances
7 – 10, 2011
segments from 6
Seconds in Ramallah
and Direction: Yoshiko
Chuma, Saori Tsukada & Sophia Harb
York, NY 10002
– Saturday, December 7-10; 1-6pm
Reception on December 7 from 6-7pm
– Saturday, December 7-10; 7-9pm
SEATING. Reservations recommended.
Seconds in Ramallah,
a collaboration between Yoshiko
members of the El-Funoun Dance Troupe (Palestine), premiered in April
2011 at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival with additional engagements
in Jordan and Lebanon. The project continues Chuma’s lifetime fascination
with cross-cultural dialogue. Chuma first came to the Middle East in 2008
to work with artists and of various socioeconomic backgrounds and geographic
origins from Jordan. This led to the fortuitous meeting of Chuma
with members of El-Funoun, which developed into a three-year project started
last spring. Robert
simultaneously alongside Chuma interacting with the members of the El-Funoun
Dance Troupe to generate a body of photographs.
with longtime collaborator Saori
will share segments from 6
Seconds in Ramallah that
address, in abstract terms, the notion of dislocation in general. Using
the notion of Palestine as a mirror to the devastation in Japan, Chuma
explores the challenge in maintaining identity separate from one’s homeland
in the face of cultural or psychological alienation.
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