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Seisen Alumni Involved in Social Justice Through The Arts

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Seisen Alumni Involved in Social Justice Through The Arts
Doug Brittain

Two Seisen Graduates have continued their dance training on opposite coasts in the US. You can catch both of them online in upcoming events.

Lisa Kwak (Class of 2014) and Fiona Oba (Class of 2011) learned dance by taking lessons after school in the Seisen Kindergarten Hall.  Fiona took from kindergarten in Marigold class until her graduation in 2011.  Lisa and Fiona danced together, most notably in Alice in Wonderland in 2010 - a performance recital in Tokyo with about 500 in attendance.

They have both continued their dance training on opposite coasts in the US. You can catch both of them online in upcoming events.

1) Lisa Kwak

Lisa Kwak

Lisa Kwak is dancing on September 23rd and the video will be posted for 72 hours.  Lisa has been active with the Black Lives Matter protests in Seattle.   She posted recently....

"I've had the chance to be a part of an important piece of work this summer.  This film is the creation of 3 powerful black women.  Please watch."

Remind, Remember
a work by Even Sanford
Presented by PRICEarts
72 hour access available at 
https://www.pricearts.co/events
4 pm Friday September 25th in Seattle (8 am Saturday, September 26, 2020 in Tokyo and 72 hours from then. So would that be until next Tuesday)

More on the work Lisa is doing: https://dance.washington.edu/people/lisa-kwak

2) Fiona Oba

Fiona Oba

Pre-register at Alison Cook Beatty Dance
Registration is free, Donation of $20 is suggested.
The event is 9 am on Sunday October 4th in Tokyo.
(Saturday, 8 pm in New York City.)

Content
Act 1 - Fiona Oba in a solo filmed in black and white in Central Park - entitled Pieridae (a species of butterfly)
Act 2 - In Spite of / Because of the Wallpaper (a parody of how people were "climbing the walls" during the lockdown/ filmed with green screen
Act 3 - From My Window to Yours (an excerpt) - footage filmed from each individual dancer's apartment as they faced the isolation in NYC
Act 4 - Finale - This is the baseball field ballet with the entire dance company dancing masked.  Their baseball costumes were designed by an immigrant who passed by the field and watched their practices.

More on the work Fiona is doing: http://www.alisoncookbeattydance.org/artistic-personnel/fiona/

 

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