Yoshiko Chuma & The School of Hard Knocks /ROOT CULTURE
invites you to their newest premiere:
About Romanian Cinema: POONARC
From the ongoing dance/installation series,
"A Page Out of Order" (2001-2011)
and public dialogue with Romania
about the performance on Yoshiko Chuma website
4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2009
Presented by Danspace
as part of the City/Dans series
St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street
(at 2nd Ave.), Manhattan.
Thursday through Saturday: pre-show begins at 8:00 pm; performance at
$18.00 ($12.00 for members).
Box office (866)
June 5: Moderated by Judy Hussie-Taylor, Director Danspace Project
June 12: Moderated by Corina Suteu, Director, Romanian Cultural Institute
new work features artists from the USA, Romania and Japan who have spent
the last four weeks developing it while journeying through several regions
of Romania. The development experience is integral to the creation of
of "Not About Romanian Cinema: POONARC" from a developmental
workshop production at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli,
New York, April 2008. Photo by Ayumi Sakamoto.
Design, Choreography and Direction:
Directors: Jake Margolin & Rie Ono
Dancers/Actors/Musicians: Yoshiko Chuma, Sorin Calota,
Andreea Duta, Ursula Eagly, Theo Herghelegiu, Kristine Lee, Jake Margolin,
Sizzle Ohtaka, István Téglás
Composition/Voice/Music: Sizzle Ohtaka, Koichi Makigami,
Hiromu Motonaga, Tcha Limberger
Scenic & Costume Design:
Design & Photography:
About Romanian Cinema: POONARC"
Photo by Ayumi Sakamoto
Films in the performance are excerpted from work by 2009 Cannes prize
winner Corneliu Porumboiu; and others including John Cage; Milcho Manchevski;
Hiroki Oiishi; Rudy Burckhardt; Julie Martin, Billy Klüver and Barbro
Schultz Lundestam; Cristi Puiu and Jacob Burckhardt.
Danspace Project (USA), Casa de Cultura a Mun. Arad (Romania), GroundFloor
Group (Romania), Root Culture (Japan)
Executive Producer: Bonnie Sue Stein/GOH Productions
to the Producer: Alessandra L. Larson
About Romanian Cinema: POONARC" - Photo by Yi
As a Citizen of the World: Yoshiko knows the best cultural diplomacy
is not international one night stands, but living, working, talking, cooking,
dancing and walking together —building an understanding concern
through mutual creation. Her human sympathy is her hidden artistic agenda,
inevitably international, helping we who watch it realize what our worlds
are made of.
-- Jenneth Webster, Producer, Lincoln Center Out of Doors 1988 -2007
About Romanian Cinema: POONARC"- Ayumi Sakamoto
Sizzle Ohtaka singing in "Not About Romanian Cinema:
POONARC" in Romania, Spring 2009. Photo by Ioan Virag.
Illustration: Hidetomo Mita
contact: Jonathan Slaff & Associates
POONARC means "Page Out of Order Not About Romanian Cinema."
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