Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door (cash only) – This show is sold out!
Arisa Kusumi presents MERGE
MERGE vol.2 VIDEO/INTERACTIVE ART + DANCE is a hybrid showcase of dance and video/interactive art. Contemporary dancers, visual artists, and media artists meet and present a variety of their artworks and collaborative projects. Produced by a Japanese choreographer and dancer Arisa Kusumi and directed by a visual artist Satoshi Tsuchiyama.
Thank you everyone for all the support, this is vol. 2!
The idea of the event originated when Arisa Kusumi, a dancer and choreographer, met a visual artist, Satoshi Tsuchiyama in New York City. They wanted to create an event that is something a little different from a conventional dance showcase. The collaborators realized that their influences in both dance and visual art could enormously inspire each other. MERGE intends to merge the layers of different artistic mediums together and presents a lively experience where the borders of all formats become vague for the possibilities of new meanings and relationships within the works. The chemical reaction among the artworks will invite the viewers to go beyond the surface of what they are seeing. MERGE is an evolving environment for all kinds of artists, creative endeavors and experimental approaches.
Arisa Kusumi /Producer, Choreographer, Dancer
Satoshi Tsuchiyama /Artistic Director, Visual Artist
Yuzuka Tsuda /Dancer
Moeka Matsui /Dancer
Mei Yamanaka /Choreographer, Dancer
Misuzu Hara /Dancer
Risa Hoshi /Dancer
Risa Matsu /Dancer
Daisuke Omiya /Choreographer, Dancer
Taezoo Park /Media Artist
Joohee Park (Sticky Monger) /Visual Artist
Laurent Le Gall /Choreographer, Dancer
Sarah Zehnder /Choreographer, Dancer
Jake Bone /Dancer
Nathalia Trogdon /Dancer
Anna Hillengas Troester/Choreographer
Stephanie Grover /Dancer
Julia Neto /Dancer
Virginia Mottla /Dancer
Antonia Kuo /Visual Artist
Lily Jue Sheng /Visual Artist
Mike Sidnam /Sound Artist
Federico Grandicelli /Visual Artist
Marie Louise Omme /Visual Artist
Jain Kwak /Visual Artist