Internesenal Film Kumhei



Thurs. January 11 to Sun. January 15 at 10:00 AM.

Manipur Film Development Corporation
Restricted attendance. Closed.
As a choreographer, Yoshiko Chuma leads the workshop to answer the questions: Why do dancers need to document their performance? What does the dancer document? How? Does one document the creative process, the ideas, the settings? If so, when does documentation start? What is the end product and how can it be used?

, artistic director & choreographer of The School of Hard Knocks, USA and of Daghdha Dance Company, Ireland, was born in Osaka, Japan and has lived in the United States since 1978. Chuma has created more than 45 full-length company works, commissions and site-specific events for venues across the world, constantly challenging the notion of performing for both audience and participant. Her work has been presented in New York in venues ranging from the Joyce Theater to the legendary annual Halloween Parade; and abroad in such locations as the former National Theater of Sarajevo, the perimeter of the Hong Kong harbor and at an ancient ruin in Macedonia. Yoshiko Chuma is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Japan Foundation, Meet the Composer Choreographer/Composer Commission and Philip Morris New Works. She received a New York Dance & Performance Award ("Bessie") in 1984 and has led workshops and master classes throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Russia and the U.S.



ALEXANDRA VIETSThurs. January 11 to Sun. January 15 at 10:00 AM.
Manipur Film Development Corporation
Restricted attendance. Closed.

ALEXANDRA VIETS is a screenwriter and journalist with a background in South Asia, who received her MFA degree from Columbia University. Her first feature length screenplay Cotton Mary won a New York Foundation for the Arts award and was produced by Merchant Ivory. She has completed a feature length screenplay set in modern day Kashmir and is currently in pre-production on a film called, “Ask Me No Questions” about a Bangladeshi family fleeing NYC post 9/11. A frequent contributor to the Asia Wall Street Journal, her film/theater reviews have also appeared in The International Herald Tribune and The Far Eastern Economic Review. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including a fellowship from National Endowment for the Humanities, the Paul Newman scholarship for screenwriting and an award from the National Film Development Council in Mumbai. Currently, Ms. Viets is a visiting professor at Towson University's Department of Theater Arts, specializing in film and literature of South Asia.