The travel from Japan to the U.S. taught me so many things, but the most significant impact is the level of my self-acknowledgment.
Who am I? What am I representing? What is my uniqueness? Am I an outsider of both cultures?
All questions tie up in my research. This research is an important step in my learning to understand and finding my voice. The objective of the research would be holding the space to minoritized groups, especially Japanese performing artists in the U.S.
There are three sections in this research,
- establishing identity in dance
- synthesizing dance and language,
- space making for hybrid dance arts.
They are all connected to the underline purpose of the research, which is finding my way of hybridity in Japanese and western culture in the body, language, and location.
Throughout this research, I am hoping to contextualize my dance and earn a deeper and better understating of my relationship with dance. It will help the next step as a performing artist to fulfill my long-term goal, to be a bridge between Japan and the U.S.
My research will conducted in three sections below. I am welcoming any collaborators to create!! Get to know more about my project below.
The project of research modern dance practice and learning Japanese-ness
-Defining Japanese culture and dance
A language as a creative tool to experiment sonic space.
-Cognitive affect on language
A space to collect Japanese performing artists voices.