Michael Sakamoto and the Breaks: Remixing the Butoh/Hip-Hop Archive
In this performative lecture, interdisciplinary scholar-artist Michael Sakamoto examines the corporeal, choreographic, textual and politico-historical influences and intricacies of his creative and intellectual practices. Rooting through the physical and spiritual record bins of his childhood to the present day, Sakamoto remixes himself into a hybrid expressive instrument to challenge fixed artistic identities and subcultural canons.
Michael Sakamoto, Assistant Professor of Dance, The University of Iowa
Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center Comparative Ethnic Studies working group
Friday, September 29 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Jefferson Building, 704 129 E Washington Street