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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)

Ai Iwane
Kaori Nakasone
Kiyoko Sakata
Satoko Nema

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

01/26        Capitol Theatre                                                  Yakima, WA
01/28-29   Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall                    Berkeley, CA

02/1          Oregon Symphony Presents, Schnitzer Hall      Portland, OR
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