- Day Event
“When her mirrored reflection comes to life, a lonely dancer caught between Tokyo and San Francisco must embark on an epic chase to find herself.”
A short film and live performance in one, TONARI is a cross cultural, cross generational, storytelling experience through contemporary dance and jazz music. Following the show will be a live Q&A with Executive Producer Sophia Noel and Band Leader Akira Tana.
This piece seeks to explore new ways for performing arts to connect cultures and people together for learning and creation by merging physical with digital culture, fusing traditional with contemporary art forms and forging a pathway for Tokyo, San Francisco, Black and Japanese art exchange for the first time.
In praise of the remix, this project is the future of art; elevating each other's cultures through collaboration, because culture is best shared.
WE ARE TONARI.
8,000 miles away, 40 years apart, and right next to each other.
DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, AND PRODUCER OF SPECTACULAR WORKS....
The genesis of this group, Otonowa (Sound Circle) comes from the title a recording of the same name translated into English that was released a number of years ago in Japan on King Records and in the US on Evidence Music. The group, then, was called the “Asian American Jazz Trio.” The concept behin...