Izu House Project
Leah Stein and Roko Kawai, October 2007. Photo by Takayuki Moriki.
Pew Fellow and dancer Roko Kawai traveled to Japan to work on her project Izu House. A team of collaborators, including Philadelphia choreographer Leah Stein, Tokyo-based dancer Hideo Arai, vocalist Mika Kimula, and Pew Fellow and musician Toshi Makihara, joined Kawai on her trip. In Japan, the collaborators lived and worked in a house in Chihan-An, Ohito on the Izu Peninsula, drawing from the history of the house and the surrounding area to develop a site-specific dance/sound piece. Kawai's research contributed to the online publication Belonging and Solo: Roko Kawai, the second in the Center's danceworkbook series.