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MERCE CUNNINGHAM On His Working Process, 1981

Choreographer Merce Cunningham discusses his methodology and how a vocabulary of movement fuels his way of thinking. Produced by Twin Cities Public Television in 1981

POPPO SHIRAISHI, with Nocturnal Emissions, Newcastle, 1990

Hisatoshi “Poppo” Shiraishi came to NYC by way of Tokyo, then London in 1978.  Poppo and his girlfriend Tsuya had met at fashion school in Tokyo during the early 70’s. After graduating Poppo and Tsuya had traveled to London, being captivated by the punk scene there at the time.  Poppy began studying Butoh, the avant-garde dance form, and after some to and further travelling, he and Tsuya moved to New York City, attracted to the vibrance and excitement of the downtown scene. Continue reading POPPO SHIRAISHI, with Nocturnal Emissions, Newcastle, 1990