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NichiBei Creative Artists Webinar Series #3
“Perseverance through Motion”
Monday, April 12 from 8:30-10:00 p.m. ET/9:30-11:00 a.m. JT*

*The video archive will be available later.

Speaker:Cameron McKinney, Toru Shimazaki
Moderator: Miho Walsh
Language: English (with Japanese simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free (registration required)
Organized by Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission


Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission will hold the third in a series of NichiBei Creative Artists Webinars, featuring U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow Cameron McKinney and his collaborator Toru Shimazaki, in conversation with Miho Walsh. This U.S.-Japan collaboration will produce an original contemporary dance work for a binational ensemble comprising performers from Shimazaki’s Dance Barbizon and McKinney’s Kizuna Dance. The dance piece will incorporate the personal stories of Japanese and American dancers and portray the bonds of friendship and commonality of cultures. This work is scheduled to be performed at Theater X in Tokyo in summer 2021.

Registration is required in advance for this meeting.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, including a password.
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About the project


Moderator: Miho Walsh
Born in the United States and raised mostly in Japan, for the past 25 years Walsh has been working in the sphere of cultural and educational exchange. She is the former Executive Director of the Asian Cultural Council, where she spent 12 years working towards a mission of enhancing international understanding and respect and engaging dialogue between the U.S. and Japan. Walsh holds a BA in political science and French from Vassar College, and an MA in organizational psychology from Columbia University. Prior to her position at the Asian Cultural Council, Walsh worked as an Executive Director at Columbia University for nearly a decade. Before that, she was the Program Coordinator at the Consulate General of Japan.

Dance Barbizon photos by Masao Okamura (Tes Osaka)

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