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Eiko A Body in Chile Valparaiso, 011216_2077 Photo by Wm Johnston

Eiko Otake: Public Talks and Conversations April 6

April 6, 2023

In celebration of Otake’s solo exhibition I Invited Myself, vol. II, the Department of Theater and Dance at Colorado College will host a series of two-day events featuring film screenings, live performance by Otake, and conversations with faculty, scholars, and curators.

Conversation: What to do with Eiko?

Thursday April 6, 4–5 p.m.
Jodee Nimerichter, Brian Rogers, Rosemary Candelario

Screening: A Body in Fukushima

Thursday April 6, 6 p.m.
Created and edited by Eiko Otake, this feature length film is composed from still photographs by William Johnston that recorded her lone performance in the surreal, irradiated landscapes of post-nuclear meltdown Fukushima over five visits.

The film had its world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight Festival 2022 and has since been screened in many festivals worldwide. Historian and photographer William Johnston’s talk with scholar Karen Shimakawa will follow the screening.

Panelists and special guests for April include:

Elise Butterfield, Independent Curator based in Chicago

Rosemary Candelario, Associate Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University

Joshua Chambers-Letson, Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University

William Johnston, Photographer and Professor of History, Science in Society, Environmental Studies, and East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University

Thomas (T.) Jean Lax, Curator, Department of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art

Marda Kirn, Founding Director of EcoArts Connections

Paula Lawrence, independent art consultant, New York

Jodee Nimerichter, Executive Director of the American Dance Festival

Karen Shimakawa, Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Pallavi Snram, Associate Professor, Department of theater and Dance at Colorado College

Ryan Platt, Associate Professor, Department of theater and Dance at Colorado College

Brian Rogers, Artistic Director of The Chocolate Factory, New York

Andrew Wallace, Senior Advisor at Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Organizational Development Consultant. CC’12

Additional guests to be announced.

All events are free and open to the public.

Image: Eiko Otake, photo by Ben McKeown


April 6, 2023
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