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Join Anna Kuroda in a unique multi-disciplinary workshop about language, both written and physical.


2 Jul 2016 | 10.30am - 12.30pm

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Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) has transformed its Switch Gallery into studio spaces to accommodate six artists. The nine week tenure of Studios Switch will involve intense research, artistic creation as well as professional and community networking. Studios Switch will also provide members of the public access to artists. Anna Kuroda is a dancer and choreographer. Her practice is focused around reflection on the environment, and internal and external air flow surrounding the body to express sharpness, fragility and unique rhythm.

For her Studios Switch residency, Anna is a developing an installation and performance based on kanji, a series of characters forming the language of Japan, the country where she grew up. This was inspired by seeing people in Australia use the beauty of the characters’ presence through common outlets of cultural expression, such as T-shirt designs and tattoos without necessarily knowing their meaning.

PHYSICAL COPY is your opportunity to join Anna Kuroda in unique multi-disciplinary workshop about language, both written and physical. You will be invited to choose a single Japanese character from a selection and in turn, learn its meaning.  You’ll then be instructed in the use of the fude, the traditional Japanese calligraphy brush, and draw the character onto traditional Japanese tissue ‘washi’ paper. This will then lead into you participating in a dance workshop in which bodies create the movements of the brushstrokes of each Japanese character selected.

Bookings essential t: 98241121 | e: reception@casulapowerhouse.com

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Event Information

Duration2 hours

Ages10 years +

Cost$10 all materials supplied

Phone02 9824 1121


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