Our next artist in our series of weeklong artist residencies as part of our Plasket Limited program is Tomoyo Yamada Dancers.
Tomoyo Yamada Dancers will be performing Thursday August 20th and Friday August 21st from 1-4 and Saturday August 22nd from 5-7. Book a 30 minute time slot ONLINE to experience art and dance in a safe and distanced manner. Maximum 10 people in the large space at any time.
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Tomoyo Yamada is an interdisciplinary artist whose primary media are dance and choreography. Born in Japan and educated in the United States, she has spent most of her life traveling between North America and Japan, negotiating distinct cultural identities. Her practice is influenced by her ongoing research into identity politics and her self-reflexive interrogation of transnational cultural difference.
Upon receiving her bachelor’s in Health and Sports Science in 2016, she has been presenting works both in North America and Japan, including Dancing on the Edge Festival (Vancouver, Canada), Vines Art Festival (Vancouver, Canada), REVERBdance Festival (New York, USA) and All Japan Dance Festival (Kobe, Japan). She also started translating workshops and creations for dancers invited to Kyoto International Dance Festival (Kyoto, Japan) and since then has assisted many independent artists from around the globe in Japan.
Her works include “Femme Façade”, “kikoeteimasuka”, “Emergency” and they have been performed/recreated multiple times in Japan, Canada and the United States. She was selected to participate the Winter Intensive at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Greensboro, USA) in 2016 and recreated “Femme Façade” with their students.
Currently a MFA student at the School of Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) in interdisciplinary art, she creates works shedding light on cultural and social issues around the globe.
About Plaskett Limited Music Residences
The Plaskett Limited Music Program provides pandemic appropriate opportunities for artists to work and for the public to enjoy performances. Artists will be present three times in the week, with a schedule as follows: Thursday and Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm; Saturday 5:00 pm-7:00pm. This will be an extension of the existing Gallery program, with groups booking 30-minute slots to see the gallery show and the performers. Finally, all artists will return to participate in a showcase/pandemic reflection event on Sunday August 30th. Featuring MC Allan Morgan, all artists will perform, and all will share some reflections about the first five months under pandemic and how it has impacted their lives, careers, and artistic practice.
PERFORMANCE TIMES FOR TOMOYO YAMADA DANCERS
Thursday August 20th and Friday August 21st from 1-4 and Saturday August 22nd from 5-7. Multiple performances throughout the day.