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HOT MESS!

Open Broadcaster Software LIVE Improvising Environment
Saturday, March 5, 2022
@Elastic Arts 3429 W Diversey Ave #208

TWO SETS IRL and live streaming
4:20pm & 8:pm CST 

Featuring:
Yumiko Yoshioka @yumiko-yoshioka (virtually from Tokyo)
Charles Joseph Smith @charlessmith702210
Carole McCurdy @carolemccurdy
Kikù Hibino @kiku.hibino
[⭐️] pronounced “Hypothetical Star”: M_m<M and nulltopia @mmmtvdotnet

Watch our March 5 performance on Twitch for a limited time !
4:20pm show: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1416601071
8pm show: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1416800096

For each set we invited a live audience and live-streamed online. In person audience size depends on Covid conditions, you must be vaccinated and wear a mask inside Elastic Arts.

This series focuses on the moments of co-creation and gives the artists a playful space to discover new ways of working together and interacting with the audience. The performance itself demonstrates the power of working together in the unknown, possibilities for Queering space, and the beauty in re-starting while making art!

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Eiko Otake in Chicago

Join Eiko and her diverse group of collaborating artists, living and dead, for an investigation into how artists in duet collide, converse, and express what they care about. 

THE DUET PROJECT: DISTANCE I MALLEABLE
Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30 General / $15 Industry / $10 Students
Run time: 60 minutes
Get your tickets! This will likely sell out.
*use Industry22 to get half price tickets*

ADDITIONAL EVENTS
Post-performance discussion following the Friday, February 11 performance

The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable is an interdisciplinary, intergenerational series of duets between Eiko Otake and a diverse group of collaborating artists, living and dead. Collaborators come from different places, times, disciplines, and concerns. These duets will investigate how two artists collide, converse, and express what they care about. The performances at the Dance Center will include choreographer and performer Ishmael Houston-Jones, trans performance maker, writer, and artist Iris McCloughan, and interdisciplinary artist, singer/songwriter, and producer DonChristian Jones as duet partners with the renowned Eiko Otake. Their encounters reaffirm that distance is indeed malleable.

https://dance.colum.edu/events/2022/2/11/eiko-otake-the-duet-project-distance-is-malleable
Friday, February 11 at 7:30pm

More dates through February 12, 2022
Dance Center, Theater
1306 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

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Spring Training

Coming SOON, Yumiko will be hosting a very special Chicago-style Butoh class, broadcasting live and in person from her home in Tokyo.

March 18-20, 2022
On Zoom
(listed below in Chicago, Honolulu, Tokyo time, dial in from Anywhere)

Register for one, two, or all three classes
Friday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm;

Tokyo 10-11:30am (Saturday)
Saturday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm;

Tokyo 10-11:30am (Sunday)
Sunday in Chicago 8-10pm; Honolulu 3-5pm;

Tokyo 10-12pm (Monday)

Three 90 minute classes with an opportunity for Q&A after the third class on March 20.

Yumiko has brought her very unique teaching to us many times in person, and this is her third online class for us during pandemic. We all look forward to the days when she will come again in person. For this set of classes we explore a new idea, won’t you join us?

What is onomatopoeia? (the sound that is the movement, for example, yura yura , puka puka, Aun, papipupepo….)

The word onomatopoeia comes from the combination of two Greek words, one meaning ‘name’ and the other meaning ‘I’ make. So, literally, onomatopoeia means the name (or sound) I make. For example, splat! or boing! Both these words are onomatopoeic and they mean nothing more than what they sound like.

These sounds become both playful and useful tools to deepen and cultivate our body and sensorial awareness.

Belonging to a third generation of Butoh artists, Yumiko has developed a personal style of bodywork called Body Resonance, which integrates Butoh practice with features of Noguchi Taiso gymnastics and various other Asian training methods to help prepare the body to receive and transmit dance and inspirations. Body Resonance starts from the idea that the world, including our body and soul, consists of vibrational waves that create constant resonances like echoes. When we tune our body to that frequency, we receive images, feelings and sensations accordingly. For this to happen, we need first to shake off unnecessary tension. In effect, we make a white canvas of our body to paint new color on it. I teach this as neutralization, encouraging a close-to-zero state, scouring off rust and polishing antenna to catch waves from profound layers of the body. The transformations and concentrations of dancing break up the eggshell of form. They melt down the armor of our ego, allowing resonant memories to emerge from our cells that are floating in the primal liquid of time.

(www.yumiko-yoshioka.com)
Yumiko Yoshioka pushes against the ground with the balls of her feet, facing us in a red tunic, with her head to the side, eyes and mouth open, and her braid pointing downward. Her arms dangle with gravity. Her shadow is a high contrast and behind her is a spray painted cement wall, with bright colors and basic shapes of blue, brown, and red.
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Saturday, November 13: HOT MESS!

Featuring Cristal and Julius Sabbagh, Mitsu Salmon, Sky Goodman, Natalia Nicholson, Zoe Darling, and a few special guests !

In-person audience invited at 4:20p & 7:30pm for shows promptly beginning at 4:20p and 8pm.

Live Streaming Online at 4:20 and 8pm: https://elasticarts.org/streaming/