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Amherst, MA

Photo by Yvan Cohen

Michael Sakamoto (he/him) is an artist, scholar, educator, and curator in performing and media arts. His creative works have been presented in 16 countries, including at Dance Center of Columbia College-Chicago, Vancouver International Dance Festival, REDCAT, Tokyo International Butoh Festival, TACTFest Osaka, Gøteborg Art Sounds, and other venues. Recent touring works include Flash, a butoh/hip-hop collaboration with Rennie Harris, and Soil, a dance theater trio featuring Thai, Vietnamese, and Cambodian performers. Michael serves as Performing Arts Curator of the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center and published his book monograph, An Empty Room: Imagining Butoh Performance and the Social Body in Crisis, with Wesleyan University Press in 2022.

Creative Residency (2023)

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