photo by Peter Rytz

On February 9, 2010, I had the great pleasure of speaking with UCSC Theater Art Department Dance Professor Mark Franko.

Along with teaching, Professor Franko is a performer, choreographer, and author of seven books and many academic articles.  He is also the director of the Center for Visual and Performance Studies at UCSC as well as the editor of Dance Research Journal from University of Illinois Press.

We spoke about his talk on Friday that is based upon his article entitled, “the Dancing Gaze Across Cultures, Kazuo Ohno‘s Admiring La Argentina“.  This talk is hosted by the UC Berkeley’s Dance Studies Working Group (DSWG) that takes place from 4-6pm on Friday, February 12, 2010 at the UC Berkeley campus in 126 Dwinelle Annex.  This reading is free to open to the public.

We talked about the intertwining of these two performers, Kazuo Ohno and La Argentina,  and how they influenced Prof. Franko.

The image is from Prof. Franko’s recent performance in “Pasolini”, a dance-theatre work at Akademie der Kunste, Berlin.

Listen to our show in entirety by clicking on the triangle below.

[audio: aoa2910.mp3]

Here’s a little video we took right after the show. Thank you, Ben Einstein!


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