S-09 / Dance Without Sight
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019
What will happen if you close your eyes, open your heart and dance? The Dance without Sight Workshop, guided by the blind dancer and choreographer Mana Hashimoto, is a educational, creative, physical, psychological, philosophical and inclusive dance workshop to explore the rich and multi-sensory world. It is designed for blind, low vision, sighted and for every physical form. All participants will close their eyes, experience movements and physical possibilities in the space of darkness spread around them. Without using visual information, they exploit dynamics of sensual experiences such as smell, sound, touch, memories, stimulating imagination. An inclusive dance workshop to explore the multi-sensory world, a creative process for a fresh vision of dance.
Wed 24.7. 15:00 Talk with Mana Hashimoto »Dance Without Sight – beyond seeing and unseeing«
Mana Hashimoto is a blind choreographer and contemporary dancer from Tokyo, based in New York. 2001 cofounder of the dance company Treaders in the Snow. In her choreography she seeks to explore the experience of a visually impaired person who desires to create artistically by using her remaining senses. In 2018, her dance piece »the Bridge Over Troubled Water« performed at Metropolitan museum in New York, in collaboration with The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School. Her workshop for visually impaired students was featured by New York Times. In 2015 selected to perform at FLICfest in Brooklyn, New York. In 2010 recognized by Asian American Arts Alliance as one of four honorees as well as awarded from the Queens Council of the Arts. She is the founder of Dance without Sight, a dance workshop that explores movement using rich senses of touch, sound and smell. www.manahashimoto.com