1. Can you tell us about your QAF funded project?

title: monster 

date: Dec 3-4, 2016 (not confirmed yet)

place: Queens Museum (not confirmed yet) 


My concept for monster is based on Trio, a dance I developed
in collaboration with two other dancers in 2014. Trio was an
active exploration of space and time and how these elements
influence character development and narrative within the
framework of modern dance. Since premiering, Trio has been restaged
for Ferrone Dance Hub (NYC), Mauriah Kraker (WI) and
conte (Japan). After working on Trio for a year, I’m now curious
to mine the choreographic concepts that spurred this short dance
on a larger scale via a new work, monster. For monster, I will
incorporate four dancers, both male and female, to elicit complex
inter-relationships and to yield a rich choreographic architecture
for the stage. I’m eager to immerse myself in the material of time
and space as choreographic tools once again in order to learn
more about how I can affect both audience and dancers’
experience of a dance by manipulating these essential elements
of performance.

 

2. How do you think this project will impact the community?

 

It will help bringing people from Manhattan and Brooklyn where there are more art events to Queens borough. They will start to know what is happening in Queens and will come back.

Also our work will inspire the art scene in Queens. Even Queens Museum has not brought many dance performances, so we hope to bring more contemporary/modern dance, especially since Queens Museum has extraordinary spaces. 

 

3. How has QCA been helpful in the grant process?

 

Especially the workshops and lectures were helpful to learn how to write the applications.

Also appreciate the quick response from QCA all the time.

 

4. Here is your chance, what do you want everyone to know about you as an artist and your process?

 

I create dance that is new and affects people's values. 

It may change your perspective. 

It may not look entertaining at a first sight, but it will inspire you somehow. 

 

I have my full artist statement here:

http://www.kensakushinohara.com/#!statement/cxs3

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