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Flash says
Written, Choreographed, and Performed by
Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto
Presented by Intermedia Arts
March 3-4, 2017 | 7:30PM

Flash is illumination, enlightenment, stealthiness, and transcendence. Flash is the impermanence of life and the urgent need for transformation. Introducing a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by dance gurus Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto combining their dual approaches to manifesting a body in crisis.

The work is conceived as a “conversation” between the artists’ respective aesthetics (butoh and hip-hop), cultural backgrounds (Japanese-American and African-American), and personalities. Hip-hop and butoh were born from marginalized, postwar urban subcultures, and each embodies a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance.

Flash is an interdisciplinary performance project combining butoh and hip-hop dance, multimedia, and other theatrical elements to address the intersection of urban and environmental crisis, social resistance, and corporeal identity.

Tickets & More Info: http://intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-flash


Dance Workshop with Michael Sakamoto
March 1, 2017 | Wednesday | 5-6:30PM | Free | RSVP Here
This workshop is open to dancers, theater-makers, and movement enthusiasts wishing to explore Butoh, Hip-Hop, and more. All participants get a free ticket to the Saturday performance of Flash. Dress for movement. RSVP Required: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2888336

Talkback + DJ Dance Jam & "Meet the Artists" Reception
March 3, 2017 | Friday | Immediately following the Friday performance
Stick around after the show for a discussion with the artists facilitated by dance luminary Ananya Chatterjea. Then, join Rennie Harris, Michael Sakamoto, and more for an opportunity to dance it out. Harris and Sakamoto will be present to answer questions, take photos, and dance.

Master Movement Workshop in House Dance
With Rennie Harris
March 4, 2017 | Saturday | 1-2:30PM
$5-25 sliding scale tuition | at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South
You don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to workshop your dance moves with Rennie Harris! Learn and explore the rigorous technique rooted in House and the cultural context of Rennie Harris' work rooted in Hip Hop. This is a master level adult class intended for intermediate and advanced movement artists. Serious young artists are welcome. Dress for movement. RSVP Required: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881807

Post-Show Talkback
March 4, 2017 | Saturday | Immediately following the Saturday performance of Flash
Stick around after Saturday's performance to talk to the artists about their process, the work, and its implications in our current times.
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By: Intermedia Arts