Collaborators David Huggins and Lauren Eiko will investigate the fictions and non-fictions inherent in the ongoing discovery and construction of personal cultural identities, through a choreographic framework. Additional collaborators are ‘teacher’ Akashi-Suma, Ryuchi Fujimura and Eugene Choi.
How do we learn and create with a teacher at a distance; what does this do to our ability to position ourselves in the role of a student? Furthermore, this raises the question of what or who is a teacher and what is a learning experience in this present moment of bodily separation and online saturation.
Online de Odorō (Let’s dance online) is a performance film by dancers Lauren Eiko and David Huggins, commissioned by the Japan Foundation, Sydney, chronicling their attempts to create a performance in separation, but still together across distance and bad internet connections.
Short excerpt of a performance originally conceived for March Dance 2020 (cancelled due to COVID).