My latest interdisciplinary performance Boxes premieres in conjunction with Japan Week 2018. Performances will take place Friday, June 29 @ 8pm, and Saturday, June 30 @ 1pm & 8pm, at Tateuchi Hall in Nihonmachi Little Friends, 1830 Sutter St., San Francisco.
All performances are FREE, but space is limited. Reserve your seat today at Brown Paper Tickets: japantown2018.bpt.me
Not knowing who we are could be wonderful. Referencing the work of writer Kobo Abe, this new interdisciplinary collaboration from Melody Takata explores the investment in identity in today’s racialized and technology-driven existence. In this pursuit, Boxes brings together a multi-dimensioned ensemble drawing on artistic languages from traditional Japanese culture to the avant garde visual, media, and sound arts. Featuring musician/dancer Melody Takata, saxophonist Francis Wong, tuba player William Roper of Los Angeles, bassist, shamisen, taiko artist, and filmmaker Tatsu Aoki of Chicago, Taiko and Visual Artist Kioto Aoki of Chicago, and Grandmaster of the nagauta (kabuki style) shamisen Chizuru Kineya of Tokyo.