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Hip Hop Dance Workshop Recap and Photos

Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson

On April 21, the Beach Museum of Art offered a very unique experience to 14 participants, a Hip Hop Dance Workshop taught by New York Choreographer Katie Oliver with an optional photo shoot inspired by Behind the Glass Eye: Photographs by Toyo Miyatake

Katie Oliver led the group during the workshop within the Pelton Gallery at the Beach Museum of Art.

Photo by Evert Nelson

Here are some photos from the photoshoot that share the fun each of the dancer had!

Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson

While Katie was in town she also took some time to do an on air interview with workshop co-sponsor 91.9 KSDB Manhattan K-State’s Student Run Radio Station. Listen to the interview here!

Reactions to fear of “the other”

Two special exhibitions are allowing us to explore how we react in times of crisis. “Minidoka on My Mind” features images created by Roger Shimomura based on his childhood memories of the Minidoka Japanese American Internment Camp during World War II.  Photographs by Toyo Miyatake in “Behind the Glass Eye” record his experiences in Manzanar.
The experiences of these two artists provide today’s visitors a chance to think about our reactions to fear of “the other,”  something critical for us to be doing when we are facing today’s difficult issues  – from Isis to Black Lives Matter to freedom of speech on college campus.
behing the barbed wire
The above artwork by a middle school student reflects on what she would miss her freedom was taken away.  Below is a photographic montage taken during the open ceremony for the exhibitions by Alan Miyatake, Toyo Miyatake’s grandson which features Guest curators of “Behind the Glass Eye,” Hirokazu Kosaka , a master of Japanese archery, or kyudo, performing an arrow ceremony in honor of all those affected by the Alien Registration Act of 1940.
Toyo wall
This post was written by Kathrine Schlageck, Senior Educator at the Beach Museum of Art.