Artists as activists in Fukushima with Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama

Debby Kajiyama

Free and open to the public
Location- PhillyCAM - 699 Ranstead St - Phila, PA 19130

Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama, co-directors of the of the Kajiyama Dance Theater in San Francisco, come to PhillyCAM as guests of Philadelphia Dance Projects to screen excerpts and discuss their new work BAILOUT! or Can you picture this prophecy? The temperatures are too hot for me, a suite of dances that respond to our earth’s upheavals as the climate changes.  

In 2012, Navarrete and Kajiyama  travelled to North Japan as volunteers for the clean up efforts in Tohoku, which was extremely damaged by the tsunami. After Tohoku, they were invited to Fukushima by friends whose town was effected by the tsunami and the nuclear reactor melt down. They documented that experience in the exclusion zone of Fukushima and saw with their own eyes the insurmountable environmental disaster. In this special presentation with photos and videos, the artists will talk about the environmental disaster in Japan and how artists have been responding to this event. 

Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama will perform as part of SCUBA the National Touring Network for Dance on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 at Temple's Conwell Dance Theater.