Min Tanaka "Locus Focus"

SCAI The Bathhouse

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SCAI The Bathhouse is organizing performances and a recording exhibition by Min Tanaka from July 4-8, 2008.

Tanaka was born in Tokyo in 1945. He started practicing as a dancer from the early 1970s onwards, announcing himself as the legitimate heir to Tatsumi Hjikata, pursuing his own unique form of dance unbound by existing categories. Tanaka has received numerous awards for his explorations into this art form - In 1990 he was awarded an honor for art and culture by the French government, and a medal for the encouragement of contemporary art in Japan in 2001. More recently, he appeared in the film "Tasogare Seibei", receiving the award for best supporting male actor from the Japanese Academy. In 2006, Tanaka's dance works "Sekkou" and "Toutai Datsuraku" received the Asahi Dance Art Award. Tanaka continues to push the boundaries of the form and promote "dance" as a gesture, an action and a way of life at all levels.

Tanaka's performances at SCAI The Bathhouse from July 4-8 will all take the Bathhouse as their starting point, after which the dance will progress to other places, different for each performance. This will be recorded on video and screened at the Bathhouse the following day. After the dance, Tanaka will return to the Bathhouse and participate in a talk event (please see the venue website for schedule details).

In short, this is a prime opportunity to learn more about Tanaka's unique world from a variety of perspectives. With experiences culled from each of these programs and activities, what sort of synergy will emerge from these performances?

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From 2008-07-04 To 2008-07-08
Open everyday throughout exhibition period, 11:00-18:00

Artist(s)

Min Tanaka

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