Tsuchi performed at the Studebaker Theater May 29th, 2016
As part of the event Echo produced by In/habit, Milad Mozari and Studebaker Theater
Tsuchi is a solo interdisciplinary performance piece. It draws from Mitsu's great- grandfather’s experience of immigrating from Japan to Hawaii as a farmer and then pursuing his dream of becoming a high-end waiter. The piece delves into and obscures his life and then branches out to the stories of Mitsu's, the Hawaiian queen and a steel guitar musician. The work explores questions of family and travels through Butoh, contemporary dance, and everyday movements with music and text. The work is a collaboration between Mitsu and sound artists Alyssa Moxley, Kevin Carey and Mike Hero. Development of Tsuchi was sponsored by High Concept Labs and supported by a residency at the Chicago Cultural Center and Oxbow.
experimental dance, Hawaii, pineapple, Japanese American