Sunday, January 29, 2017
Culture & Language Events
Transit Republic /// Program 01 "Reading Footprints : Four Women Foresight"
Opening reception and talk at a group exhibition of contemporary women photography and video "Reading Footprints : Four Women Foresight"
Transit Republic /// Program 01
January 14, 2017
opening reception and talk
"Reading Footprints : Four Women Foresight"
Group Exhibition of Contemporary Women Photography and Video
Venue: Arena 1 Gallery
(3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, California 90405)
on view until January 30, 2017
Reading Footprints is a group show surveying contemporary Japanese women photography and video. The photography and video work portray each artist’s culture not as vanishing, but as part of a lively, assertive group of people confident about the importance of their cultures in the past, their importance to the present and their influence on the future. They sometimes use images identified within the changing cultural landscape, but these images are not used as emblems of a generic unified past. Instead the images carry specific messages or stories about how individual artists interpret their native community, family and intricate histories, how they experience the present, or what they project for tomorrow.
― Kio Griffith
a Transit Republic project
presented by Art Bridge + TYPE
A Featured Event of Month of Photography Los Angeles
Supported by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
KODO: DADAN 2017 North American Tour
Kodo will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017.
DADAN was created by artistic director and Japanese “Living National Treasure” Tamasaburo Bando. Simply meaning “Drumming Men”, DADAN features only the company’s young male members and is unique among Kodo’s programs in its absence of singing, dancing, flutes and female performers. Instead, this production exclusively uses taiko drums of all shapes and sizes, as well as other forms of percussion.
The climax of DADAN features a succession of compelling solos, and with each new drummer’s relentless and rhythmic pounding of the hirado o-daiko (big low drum), the reverberations build to soul-stirring heights. DADAN simultaneously challenges the limits of the player’s physical, technical, psychological and spiritual talents. For a preview of DADAN, click HERE.
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02/3-4 Meany Center Seattle, WA
02/7 Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
02/8 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
02/10-11 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale, AZ
02/14-15 Newman Center Denver, CO
02/18 Cincinnati Arts Association, Aronoff Center Cincinnati, OH
02/22 Mccoy Center for the Arts New Albany, OH
02/24 Depauw University, Green Center Greencastle, IN
02/26 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
03/1-4 Brooklyn Academy of Music New York, NY
03/7 Kutztown University Kutztown, PA
03/9 UCONN, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Storrs, CT
03/11 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL
03/13 Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Charlotte, NC
03/15 Strathmore Music Center Bethesda, MD
03/17 Modlin Center for the Arts Richmond, VA
03/19 Symphony Hall Boston, MA
03/23 Lensic Theater Santa Fe, NM
03/25 Smith Center for the Performing Arts Las Vegas, NV