Flash: An intercultural conversation between Butoh and Hip-Hop

By Vishakha Darbha Interdisciplinary artist Michael Sakamoto is one half of Flash, a Butoh/Hip-Hop duet performed with street-dance choreographer Rennie Harris. The show, which played at Columbia College Dance Theatre earlier this month, examines the body as a state of crisis. But for Sakamoto and Harris, Flash is also a public conversation between Butoh and Hip-Hop, and between their […]

Japanese Americans commemorate the 74th anniversary of World War II internment

japanese internment day of remembrance

By Jenny G. Zhang Jean Mishima was 6 years old when she and her family were forced to leave their home in California and relocate to an internment camp 600 miles away in Gila River, Arizona. “My parents, they lost everything,” Mishima recalled. Their five acres of farmland, their livelihoods, their dignity – all of […]