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[IHJ Artists’ Forum-JUSFC 40th Anniversary]
Dance/Film Performance by Julian Barnett

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    • Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
    • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
    • Artists:
      Julian Barnett (Choreographer / US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
      Jocelyn Tobias (Choreographer / Performer), Tamatsuka Mitsuru (Director / Performer), Yamakawa Hidetake (Musician), Hashimoto Remi (Cinematographer), Masubuchi Takeshi (Mask Design)
    • Language: English (with consecutive interpretation)
    • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
    • Admission: Free (registration required)


    A collection of performances created by choreographer and dancer Julian Barnett, with artists from both New York and Tokyo. Barnett examines his ‘hafu’ (half-American, half-Japanese) identity, fantasizing it as a space between the worlds of New York post-modern dance and the surrealism of Japanese Butoh. Performance works involve the use of voice, film, and music to liberate meaning from language, and offer the body as an instrument of presence.

      Profile: Since 2009, Barnett has performed his work throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His first piece FLOAT, premiered at La Mama Theater in New York and was later acquired by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and performed internationally. His piece SOUND MEMORY, commissioned by Danspace Project in New York, was selected as “Best of 2009” for Dance by TimeOut New York Magazine, and his solo THE CLEAN STATE, was a finalist in the Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest in London. He has been an artist-in-residence at K3 Zentrum für Choreographie in Hamburg, Germany, the Joyce Theater in New York and also received the danceWEB scholarship for Impulstanz in Vienna. He has received commissions and presentations by the The Juilliard School, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Dance New Amsterdam, PS 122, Movement Research, AUNTS/American Realness Festival, Bates Dance Festival, as well as internationally by Kampnagel, Hamburg, Uferstudios, Berlin, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, La Briqueterie-CDC du Val de Marne, Paris, Dance Ireland, Dublin, Dansateliers, Rotterdam, i-dance Festival, Hong Kong and more.