In-Between: A Portrayal of an East Asian Female Dancer in the U.S. Intersecting Dance and Technology (80428)

Session Information: Performing Arts Practices
Session Chair: Yukina Sato

Sunday, 26 May 2024 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 701
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

A Japanese-native dance artist and a Chinese-native dance scholar, premiered a multimedia dance performance, Body Negative, in April 2021 at Motion Lab at the Ohio State University. It transformed into another iteration "Motion of Seeing' that premiered in September 2023 at the Detroit City Dance Festival. This project intersects dance performance and technology, incorporating elements such as video projections, soundscapes, and live camera captures. Our collaborative embodiment research examines the in-between space where the stereotyped Asian-ness we encounter through living in the United States meets our cultural background and lived experience in our mother countries. At the conference, I am presenting the documentation of the performance and creative process to discuss our focus on the gaze that East Asian women experience in the United States, as well as how Asian immigrants seek their own identity by understanding the nature of multi-layered cultural hybridity. Creating a dance work that challenges the audience's perceptions, expectations, anticipations, and stereotypes about one's culture is the mission of my dance-making. It will be a significant landmark for me to present at this conference about my interdisciplinary practice, which intersects dance and technology to discuss identity politics in the U.S.

Yukina Sato, Minnesota State University, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Yukina Sato is a Japanese dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker. Her work examines and embodies the liminal space and hybridity of being in between two countries. She serves as an Assistant Professor in Dance at Minnesota State University Mankato.

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