Selections from several show done by Sha Sha Higby In Japan this last October,including the Kitakata Museum in Fukushima,and Tokyo University of Arts Geidai.
It is a dark and sparkly magical time of year. This is my favorite time of year for creation. This year has been an exhilarating with more to come next year.
I received a grant for collaboration doing rehearsals with Noh Actor of Theater of Yugen, Jublith Moore, to explore Shakespeare’s “Tempest,“we did an open rehearsal and will see what more develops.
I gave three major residencies and workshops at colleges in New York State, Wooster, Ohio and Athens, Ohio, as well a major Solo exhibition of sculpture & performance in San Luis Obispo. I gave local performances in San Francisco.I just returned from giving 5 performances in Japan from “the Resonant Uruwashi" Exhibits in Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukui, Kanazawa near Yokohama, and finally the Kitakata Museum in Fukushima, a tender place to go. The costume and propa and sculpture were made primarily of Urushi, a living adhesive. I was able to exchange with artists from Vietnam, China, Korea, and France. I might have prospective performances in Viet Nam and Indonesia. I have an upcoming performance Sunday, January 13th at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley.
Come one came all. Also check Yerba Buena Center for the Arts late January 27th. We leave for Southeast Asia Sri Lanka and Burma.
I will give performances in the Balkans next fall as I was invited to “Festival Pierrot and have put in a grant application for support for a tour this fall.
My performances and artwork build a passionate conversation for a global peace through internal expression of primeval metaphors relating to our lives now. This work inspires the audience to become poets themselves and read into the work finding those connections. My work celebrates the joy of working with the hand, folk traditions, and the strength of the “handmade” in contrast to our technological world. I use technology in the projective quality of my performances, the creation of music, and lighting. But nothing compares with the peace of the process of making something by hand. My work promotes that.
You are receiving this newsletter of poems & travel journal to Japan because I see you as part of the community of people that ensure that this work continues to thrive, evolving into new forms, and spread into many capillaries of creativity.
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In Peace and thank you in the past for all your support!