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Hanayagi, Suzushi

Works: 3 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 7 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Dance music 
Roles: Performer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Suzushi Hanayagi
Most widely held works by Suzushi Hanayagi
Robert Wilson, KOOL, dancing in my mind : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KOOL, dancing in my mind is "a performance/portrait of choreographer and dancer Suzushi Hanayagi by Robert Wilson, Carla Blank and Richard Rutkowski"--Program notes. The project was commissioned to accompany the exhibition The third mind: American artists contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 at the Guggenheim Museum. The performance is introduced by Alexandra Munroe and Carla Blank, who speak about Robert Wilson's past collaborations with Suzushi Hanayagi, a Japanese dancer who performed both traditional and avant-garde dance. Blank discusses her own involvement with the project, which began with Wilson visiting Hanayagi in Osaka, Japan, when she was sufferering from advanced Alzheimer's disease. Wilson created a video of Hanayagi's face, hands and feet, which accompanies the live performance, along with archival video footage of performances by Hanayagi. The sound score includes music written by David Byrne for The knee plays, the first collaboration between Wilson and Hanayagi, and the text of letters, writings and interviews with Hanayagi, read by others. Blank explains the significance of the project's title. A complete performance of the piece follows
Asura by Teiji Itō( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part 1 features music from an avant garde instrumental ensemble (dance music), featuring objects played as percussion instruments, a prepared piano (with objects on the strings), a cello (?), a flute, accordion, thumb harp (?) and other unidentifed instruments. Part 2 features a live rehearsal recording of an unidentified vocalist singing songs and reciting lines [excerpts of "Song of the center" and "Song of chaos" from Brecht's play "Caucasian chalk circle"], with an added accordion. (Caucasian chalk circle was performed in New York in April 1966. However, it is uncertain if the recordings were made in 1966.)
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.42 for The space ... to 0.83 for Robert Wil ...)

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