Nuno No Odori

2005-2006 ICE Project Grant
Glen Kaufman
Lamar Dodd School of Art

A performance uniting dance, video, music, and costume in a set inspired by traditional maku, fabric walls used in Japan to mark special events or venues.

Nuno no Odori (Fabric Dance), a collaborative performance, was presented in March 2006 at at Canopy Studio in Athens. The performance combined a fabric installation inspired by Japanese maku (fabric walls of celebration) and projections of video shot in Kyoto, both by UGA Professor Glen Kaufman. Andrea Trombetta, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, was the artistic director, contributing costume design, video editing, choreography and dance. The one-hour performance featured three dancers with live music accompaniment. Vintage kimono was worn for parts of the performance.

Glen Kaufman is a Professor of Art at the University of Georgia. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the US, Japan and Korea. Andrea Trombetta received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Fabric Design from the University of Georgia in 2005.