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Ghost In My Hair
5:00 PM - 11:59 PM Studio 210
Date: December 01, 2018 to December 01, 2018
Where: Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez , #210, San Francisco, California, United States
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
Martha Matsuda discovered "Ghost In My Hair" by accident, as many important things are. Combing through her long hair with her fingers one day, she let loose strands tumble to the ground outside her teacher’s house. An exclamation sailed through the air: “Don’t leave any ghosts at my house!” Martha scrambled to gather all the wisps she could find. Thus, “Ghost In My Hair” was born. The show will open with the piece Ashes of Momotaro, performed by Eric Larsen. This dance, based on a Japanese children’s story, contrasts innocence with the horrors of Hiroshima. These reflect personal history, and are also universal themes important to humanity. Tickets available online & at the door | $20 Purchase Here: https://ghostinmyhair.eventbrite.com | The Artists | Martha Matsuda (Butoh Dancer) Ms. Matsuda was born and raised in Seattle, Washington next to the waters of Puget Sound. Her mother’s parents immigrated from Wakayama, Japan in the early 1900’s and built a home on Vashon Island, where they planted, grew, and loved their 40-acre strawberry farm. The Matsuda family was interned during WWII. They were immensely relieved when allowed to return to their beloved farm at the end of the war, an experience Martha’s mother would later write a book about. Ms. Matsuda’s father, a Methodist minister, was of German decent. He met Mary in Seattle after the war, where they fell in love and married. Martha moved to the San Francisco Bay Area In 1993 to pursue a masters degree in Arts & Consciousness at JFK University. While studying there she encountered Butoh (1994), was profoundly moved, and has been deeply involved in the community ever since. From 1994-1995, Ms. Matsuda studied and performed under the tutelage of Diego Pinon in a small town in Michoacán, Mexico, and engaged in street performances, parades, festivals and ever evolving spontaneous experiments closer to home. In 2004 she began serious study with second generation Butoh Masters Koichi and Hiroko Tamano. Hirok