itsy bitsy | 2015 | USA Production | 06'37''
2022 Art Renaissance Award -- Tokyo University of the Arts Geigdai Art Fest 2022, Japan
2021 Audience Favorite Award -- Cornish Screendance Festival, USA
2020 Best Dance Film Award (nominated) -- the 10th Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK
2020 Audience Choice Award Honourable Mention -- Festival Of Recorded Movement, Canada
2018 Semi-Finalist -- San Mauro Film Festival, Italy
2017 Finalist -- Festival Internazional del Cinema d'Arte, Italy
2016 Award Finalist -- San Francisco Dance Film Festival, USA
2016 Best International Film Finalist -- Bestias Danzantes Festival de Cine de Danza, Chile
2016 1st Place Winner -- Utah Dance Film Festival, USA
2015 Audience Choice Award Winner -- 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival, USA
According to research, there are 9 different types of intelligence; naturalistic, musical, logical-mathematical, existential, interpersonal, bodily-kinesthetic, linguistic, intra-personal, and spatial. Kusanagi Sisters question alternative types of intelligence not previously defined.
"itsy bitsy" は研究によって定義されている９つの知性（自然・音楽・論理・実存的・対人・運動感覚・言語・自己・魂への知性）以外の知性はないかの探求である。
Production Company: Kusanagi Sisters (facebook.com/KusanagiSisters)
Directors: Lisa Kusanagi, JuJu Kusanagi
Producers: Lisa Kusanagi, JuJu Kusanagi
Choreographers: Lisa Kusanagi, JuJu Kusanagi
Director of Photography: Annisa Amalia
Production Designer: Lisa Kusanagi
Editor: JuJu Kusanagi
Composers: Maxwell Transue, Tony Denove
Production Assistant: Mitchell Gustin
Cast: Lisa Kusanagi, JuJu Kusanagi
"The most delightfully odd utopia presented came in 'itsy bitsy' by Juju and Lisa Kusanagi. The sisters, in canary yellow lipstick, performed delicate finger dances in a mushroom forest, sipped through novelty straws, carefully stepped over eyeballs on a bark floor, and played mushrooms like musical wine glasses. Set in a technicolor world, the movement began with isolated articulations of hands and feet and later expanded to full body stretching, undulation, and locking. Rather than seeming frivolous, the film was grounded by the sisters’ specificity of intent in each movement. In this film (and often in the world), sometimes weirdness is paradise."
- SeattleDances (written by Megan Stevenson, December 18, 2015)
"Lisa K brings it again, this time with her sister, Juju Kusanagi, in their delightfully fantastic 'itsy bitsy' (2015), a trip down the rabbit hole with the best of guides, odd dolls, Alices who couldn’t stop sipping and nibbling from the rocks and bottles."
- Critical Dance (written by Irene Hsiao, May 1, 2016")
Critical Dance: criticaldance.org/dance-askance-new-column-irene-hsiao/