Workshop: Vibrant Self, Vibrant World: Movement-Based Performance with Takahiro Yamamoto
In this workshop, we will move, dance, write, think, and play. Through various movement practices, writing prompts, and self-meditation, we’ll explore how abstract movements, dance moves, and physical actions can express ideas such as emotion, relationship, and identity, which language alone cannot describe. Wear comfortable outfits and come prepared to move around the space even as small as your bedroom!
Meets Monday and Weds 5-6:30pm | April 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist and choreographer based in Portland, Oregon. Starting his conceptual investigations with questions – currently about the phenomenological effects of time, the mutability of identity, and the social/emotional implications of visibility – he often invites collaborators to bring their own perspectives into the creation. He has received support from Bogliasco Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, MacDowell, National Performance Network, Japan Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, danceWEB scholarship, and others. His performance and visual art works have been commissioned and presented by the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), Portland Art museum, PICA (Portland), DiverseWorks (Houston), Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati), GoDown Arts Centre (Nairobi) among other venues. He co-directs the performance company madhause with Ben Evans and is part of the Portland-based support group Physical Education with Allie Hankins, keyon gaskin, and Lu Yim.
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210