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 Post subject: CRS Presents Mana Hashimoto & Marijke Eliasberg
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:53 am 

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CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) Presents

Movement Works #9
New Works by CRS Artists-in-Residence:
"Journey" by Mana Hashimoto
"Countdown" by Marijke Eliasberg/The Next Stage Project

Friday - Sunday, May 1-3, 2009 at 8 pm

123 4th Ave, 2nd FL, New York, NY 10003
between 12th & 13th streets, one block east of Broadway
nearest subway station is Union Square
Info: 212-677-8621

Gen. Admission $15, Students/Seniors/CRS members $12
Available online at and by phone 22-352-3101

In installment #9 of Movement Works, CRS presents two variations on a theme by
artists-in-residence Mana Hashimoto of Japan and Marijke Eliasberg of The
Netherlands, each examining how the individual creates the world around her.

Hashimoto's solo "JOURNEY: Life is a traveler who visits a place neither dream nor
reality" is a poetic rumination on the subjectivity of perception. The sightless
Hashimoto, recently returned from teaching in northern Europe, offers us an
abstraction of her experience by layering self-shot video (edited by Fred Hatt) of
her travels over butoh-influenced movement and the foreign sounds of first speech.
JOURNEY reminds us that we are all strangers in a strange land and artists of our
own experience. Visit Hashimoto's profile page.

Eliasberg's "COUNTDOWN," created with assistance by her longtime collaborator in The
Next Stage Project, Jana Hicks, explores how one can define his/her existence with
the combination of distinct control, power and being able to sustain that personal
energy among other people. Countdown will be performed to a soundscape by Akiko
Tomikawa by different combinations of dancers each night, among them Katie Aggen,
Nicole Bourdage, Christina Coiro, Julia Ehrstrand, Maki Hatae, Emma Hoette, Candace
Jablonski, Stephanie Landouer, Bobbie Marchand, Barbara Russo, Nana Suzuki, Nina
Terruzzi, Akiko Tomikawa, and Sarah Wiechman.

"Mana Hashimoto [and fellow Treaders] are all expert performers in the
hypersensitive vein that reminds you of a creature sensing their world through
quivering antennae." -- Tobi Tobias, The Village Voice (9/9/2003)

About the Artists

Marijke Eliasberg, from The Netherlands, has been dancing, teaching, and
choreographing for the past 10 years in NYC and in Europe. She has worked with
choreographers such as: Jana Hicks, Kevin Wynn, Max Stone, Jenni Hong, and Pauline
Levick, among others, and companies such as: Don't Hit Mama, Drang, and Sunhwa
Chung/Ko-Ryo Dance. Her NYC teaching credits include: DNA, Steps on Broadway, Ballet
Arts, and Dance Forum. Other teaching and choreographing experience in the
Netherlands include: the Amsterdam Theaterschool University, The Rotterdam Dance
Academy, the 5 O'Clock Class, Dimovi, K'Dans, Ex-Nunc Ex-Nunc, Amsterdam Dance
Centre, the Holland Dance Festival, and the Henny Jurriens Foundation and Pune
(India), and Brugge (Belgium), among others. In 2001 Marijke founded a new dance
collective: The Next Stage Project, which she co-directs with Jana Hicks. Currently,
she is an Artist-in-Residence at CRS(Center for Remembering & Sharing) in NYC. With
The Next Stage Project, she travels around the world, making exchange performance
projects possible. Her choreography has be shown in The Netherlands: Amsterdam, The
Hague, Utrecht, and Rotterdam; in the USA: NewYork City, Detroit, New Hampshire,
Michigan, and Maui (Hawaii); and in Hanover (Germany), Vannes (France), Tokyo
(Japan), and Pune (India). Founded in 2002, The Next Stage Project (TNSP) is a dance
collective which creates performance opportunities and experiences to help dancers
further their careers and realize their dreams. By forming partnerships between
artists from around the globe, TNSP aims to push artists to their next level and to
challenge and encourage creative artistic growth through dance, choreography,
performance, education and exchange programs. Artistic Directors: Marijke Eliasberg
& Jana Hicks.

Mana Hashimoto was born in Tokyo, Japan. Mana started classical ballet when she was
four years old, and continued her ballet training and performing until she came to
the United States in 1993. In the United States, Mana studied jazz composition at
the New England Conservatory and Berklee Academy of Music in Boston, working
primarily with the piano. Mana came to New York City in 1998 to study modern dance
at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Mana began losing her sight at
the age of 17, and eight years ago she lost her sight completely. Nevertheless, this
has not interfered with her career: the passion for her art continues, as she
assumes her active choreography and performing schedule, as well as organizing
creative dance courses for visually impaired people and children in New York City.
Mana has performed around the world. Already in 2007 Mana has performed in Belgium,
Paris, Finland, Lithuania, and the United States. In 2006, Mana performed in Japan,
Belgium, and Finland, and in New York City at Dixon Place, the Chapel of Sacred
Mirrors, and at the Central Park Vigil for International Peace Festival. Previously,
among other venues, Mana has performed in Paris, at the 2005 Butoh Festival in
Avignon, and in Edinburgh Scotland. In 2004 Mana was invited to the residential
program at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival through a grant offered by The Puffin
Room Foundation. She has again been awarded a Puffin grant this year to make a new
work in the fall.

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), an arts & healing center opened in 2004, is
made possible by an innovative partnership between CRS and Dharma Road Productions,
Inc. -- d/b/a the "Center for Remembering & Sharing." The Center is a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit company working to make it easier for emerging & foreign-born artists
to realize their full creative potential and to participate in the NYC arts
community. The Center is a member of the Asian American Arts Alliance, A.R.T./New
York, Dance Theatre Workshop (DTW), The Field, and Nonprofit Coordinating Committee
of New York, and is a recipient of support from CRS, the Puffin Foundation,
Materials for the Arts, the J P Morgan Chase SOAR Program of the Asian American Arts
Alliance, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural
Council. For more info, visit

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