Wesleyan University

May 22, 2021
AT 08:30 PM

FREE, IN-PERSON EVENT
8:30 PM Eastern

PRESENTER: Wesleyan University Center for the Arts

Dancer Eiko Otate sits on a wall next to a still body of water.

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A Body in Fukushima: Film and Performance

Free, In-Person Event
Outdoors on the Wesleyan Campus
Rain Date: Sunday, May 23 at 8:30pm

This event is restricted to members of the Wesleyan community only.

Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Residence in Dance, debuts a newly updated, 75 minute rendering of A Body in Fukushima, edited over the course of 2020 during her virtual creative residency at Wesleyan. The film includes hundreds of photographs taken by John E. Andrus Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Studies, Science in Society, and Environmental Studies William Johnston of Eiko in the surreal, irradiated landscapes of post-nuclear meltdown Fukushima, Japan. Marking ten years since the earthquake and tsunami disaster in March 2011, the work traces their five trips to the evacuated, desolate environment, and includes never before seen images captured during their December 2019 visit which reveal the ongoing nature of this nuclear disaster and how Fukushima’s landscape has been further altered. This special outdoor screening, the United States premiere of the work, will include a live performance by Eiko with an original score by violinist David Harrington, founder and artistic director of the Kronos Quartet.

This event is restricted to members of the Wesleyan community only. To learn more and reserve a spot, click the “buy tickets” link above.

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