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Michael Sakamoto

United States

Grants Awarded

2008 | Dance | Asia General

to research meditative and performative Buddhist practice in Thailand and Japan


Performance / United States


December 9, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Referencing legacies of political conflict, war, genocide, and environmental destruction, Soil explores crisis in three Southeast Asian cultures and transnational, East-West identity through the dancers' personal narratives and choreography.

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Grantees: Chey Chankethya, Michael Sakamoto, Waewdao Sirisook

Performance / United States


February 22, 2016 - April 2, 2016

Taking place in traditional and alternative performance venues, studios, and classrooms, the work is conceived as a public “conversation” between the artists’ respective aesthetics (butoh and hip-hop), cultural backgrounds (Japanese-American and African-American), and personalities.

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Grantee: Michael Sakamoto