Time: January 8, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: Lotus Dance Studio, Manhattan, NYC
Street: 109 West 27th Street, 8th Floor
City/Town: Mew york City
Website or Map: http://www.lotusmusicanddance…
Event Type: butoh, dance, and, world, percussion
Organized By: Adam Rudolph
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2012
OGURI - butoh / dance
ADAM RUDOLPH - handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba) thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion
RALPH JONES - flute, alto flute, sop and tenor saxophones, husli, bamboo flutes
$15, $10 students and Lotus members
Oguri, originally born in Japan but currently a resident of Los Angeles since 1990, is considered one of America's leading butoh artists and regularly tours his solo and ensemble works nationwide and internationally. He conducts Body Weather Laboratory, a forum for investigating the body and dance (founded by Min Tanaka in Japan, 1978). Oguri has received support from the California Arts Council, the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, the Rockefeller Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, The Durfee Foundation, The Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Arts Partners Program, The Getty Center, Irvine Fellowships in Dance, and the Dance: Creation to Performance Grant.
Chicago native Adam Rudolph is a renowned artist for his compositions and hand drum/percussion. For the last three decades, he has appeared at festivals and concerts throughout North South America, Europe, Africa, and Japan, playing with the legendary Yusef Lateef, Sam Rivers, Pharaoh Sanders, L. Shankar, and Fred Anderson. He is known especially for his innovative small group and duo collaborations with Don Cherry, Jon Hassel, Wadada Leo Smith, and Omar Sosa. Rudolph has developed a unique syncretic approach to hand drums and leads his own performing ensemble, Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures and Go: Organic Orchestra.