A dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto, Flash combines their dual approaches to manifesting a body in crisis. The work is conceived as a “conversation” between the artists’ respective aesthetics (butoh and hip-hop), cultural backgrounds (Japanese-American and African-American), and personalities. Hip-hop and butoh were born from marginalized, postwar urban subcultures, and each embodies a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. Flash is an interdisciplinary performance, project combining butoh and hip-hop dance, multimedia, and other theatrical elements to address the intersection of urban and environmental crisis, social resistance, and corporeal identity.
Flash featuring Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto comes to Painted Bride Art Center Saturday and Sunday, December 12th & 13th, 2014. Tickets on sale now—$30 in advance, $25 day of show. 30% off for Painted Bride Members. Call 215-925-9914 or log onto paintedbride.org to purchase.