MERGE vol.4 Visual/Sound Art + Dance

MERGE vol.4 VISUAL/SOUND ART + DANCE is a hybrid showcase of video art screening, and live sound and dance performance. Visual artists, musicians, and dancers meet and present a variety of their artworks and collaborative projects. Directed by a visual artist Satoshi Tsuchiyama, and produced by a choreographer and dancer Arisa Kusumi.
July 1 at 7:30 pm
CPR
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at door (cash only)

MERGE vol.4 VISUAL/SOUND ART + DANCE is a hybrid showcase of video art screening, and live sound and dance performance. Visual artists, musicians, and dancers meet and present a variety of their artworks and collaborative projects. Directed by a visual artist Satoshi Tsuchiyama, and produced by a choreographer and dancer Arisa Kusumi.

MERGE intends to merge the layers of different artistic mediums together and presents a lively experience. The borders of all formats seem to become vague in this experience, and it inspires for the possibility of new meanings and relationships. MERGE is an evolving environment for variety of artists, creative endeavors and experimental approaches.

In the spring of 2013, Tokyo-based Choreographer Arisa Kusumi had an idea of producing in a dance performance showcase in visiting NYC. She met Satoshi Tsuchiyama, who was originally asked to support the production as a translator. Soon with Tsuchiyama’s expertise as a visual artist, they came up with a new idea for the showcase; mixing dance with other time-based art, video and sound/music. In July, MERGE was born and vol.1 was held at Triskelion Arts, and vol.2 at Center for Performance Research in 2014. After a few years of break, MERGE came back and had a show in 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo Japan in January 2017.

We are thrilled to be back here at CPR with vol.4 and thank you for all the support.

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Director, Photographer, and Video Artist: Satoshi Tsuchiyama

Producer: Arisa Kusumi

Participating Artists:

Choreographer/Dancer: Junko Fujii

Dancers: Akishi Kato & Manami Ito

Choreographer MMDC: Mari Meade

Dancers: Morgan HurstIsaac OwensOr Reitman

Costumes: Marc Witmer

Choreographer/Dancer: Fumihiro Kikuchi

Sound Composer/Musician: Akio Mokuno

Musician: Simone Pomposi

Choreographer/Dancer: Debbie Maciel

Media Artist: Taezoo Park

Video Artist: Simona Prives

Artist: Stickymonger

Visual Artists: Antonia Kuo & Lily Jue Sheng

Choreographer/Dancer: Cameron McKinney (Kizuna Dance)

Dancers: Gwendolyn Baum, Rohan Bhargava, Brianna Dixon, Chelsea Escher, Ezra Goh, Cassidy Samelian

Digital Artist: Sebastian Gonzalez Dixon

Musician: Shoji