WITH YOU – dancing for peace in Myanmar-

WITH YOU is the project to unite global dance communities for raising awareness about what is happening in Myanmar right now and sending our message to people in Myanmar – our dance being our voice:

We are connecting with you, standing with you, willing to support your hardship

On May 7th 2021 I received a video from dancers of Yangon, Myanmar dancing in their house, putting masks on, being anonymous to keep their safety. I was in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, projected their video on the floor, danced within their dance, wanted to tell them “I’m with you“. I started to get in contact with dancers, choreographers and dance communities throughout the world, inviting them to join the project. Many people from many countries responded through their dance to support artists and the people in Myanmar. Now, I’d like to send our voice to Myanmar, to the world through our movement.


As of 20 May 2021 over 4,200* people have been detained since the Myanmar military seized power on Feb. 1st. 810* people have been killed so far as Myanmar’s military continues to use brutal methods to quell anti-coup protests.

*The number according to Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) research

message from dancer/P cube from Myanmar




Dance:

Yangon, Myanmar – P cube, Anonymous, video: Thet Htet Moe Oo

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E – Kiori Kawai(Japan)

Rotterdam, Netherlands – Thomas Körtvélyessy 

New York, U.S.A – Elise Knudson

Luxembourg – Tebby Ramasike (South Africa)

Detroit, U.S.A – Joshua Bisset, Laura Quattrocchi (Italy)

Edinburgh, U.K – David Yates (U.S.A)

Hsinchu, Taiwan – Kevin Ke

Muscat, Oman – Tara Atkinson (U.K), Joe Bunn (U.K)

New York, U.S.A – Yoshiko Chuma(Japan) @Ki-Smith gallery – the painter/visual: Alana Dee Haynes

New York, U.S.A – Yuki Hasegawa, Kanako Yokota (Japan)

Gomarduli, Georgia – Maria Concetta Cariello (Italy)

Tokyo, Japan – Mei Yamanaka, Kumiko Yamanaka

Niigata, Japan – Hitomi Tsumura

Rotterdam, Netherlands – Thomas Körtvélyessy, Marjolein, Cristel @Studio Cuartito Azul

Cape Town, South Africa – Gita Galina

Seoul, Korea – KarinBaipasarn

Texas, U.S.A – Kirsche Dickson, Miguel Esparza

Massachusetts, U.S.A – Neige Christenson, Patrick Crowley, Claudio Garrido, Lani Nahele, Sarah Young, Dale Rosencrantz, Saliq Savage, video: Nikki Lee

New York, U.S.A – Dan Getman, Ilonka Wloch, Pete Crotty, Lugh, Virginia Iverson, Halle Kananack, video: Dave Sheppard

Vienna, Austria – Reset Collective: Sarah Sea, Kees Lemmens, Monika Schuberth

New York, U.S.A – Luce Mahler

Cape Town, South Africa – teacher: Natalie Fisher, students: Nicola  De Jager, Tjaart Van Der Walt, Kelsey Buchalter, Courtney Merryweather, Chloe Howes, Lea Blerk, Thando Dlamini, Sunny Yoon, Oyena Ngqondela, Naoline Quinzin, Micaela Tucker, Allen Chambers, Michiel Bester @LAMTA musical theatre school

New York, U.S.A – Teresa Smith, Michelle Arieh (Israel)

New York, U.S.A – Nancy Zendora

Athens, Greece – teacher: Konstantin Mixos, students: 3rd grade from the Art Hifh School of Gerakas

Gomarduli, Georgia – Beate Absalon (Germany), Ariel Leventhal (Israel), Adrianna Berezowska (Germany), Stefanie Seitz (Germany), Noam Raz (Israel), Natalia Parfenava (Minsk, Belarus), Maria Kurachova (Minsk, Belarus), Yaroslavich Daria (Russia, Bryansk), Lana Yaumenchyk (Minsk, Belarus), Maria Concetta Cariello (Italy), Nesibe Irem Erdem (turkey), Yevhen Vodka (Kyiv, Ukraine), Kiori Kawai (Japan), tech/video: Slava Poliantsev (Kiev, Ukraine)

Music: “Fallen” Daniel saw (Myanmar)

Video editing: Kiori Kawai

Special thanks to: Hpone Myat Pine Soe