Co-created by Yayoi Kambara and Brian Staufenbiel | Direction: Brian Staufenbiel | Choreography: Yayoi Kambara and Cast | Ei Ja Nai Ka Obon Dance Choreography: PJ Hirabayashi
Film Editor: Sam Clevenger | Lead Camera Operator: Jeffrey Gass | Second Camera/Steadicam Operator: Jonathan Takenaka | Assistant Camera Operator/Focus Puller: Yashiki Abe
Sound Design by Miles Lassi | Poetry written and read by Janice Mirikitani | Music Compositions performed by Colin Jacobsen, "Minidoka Tears" by Paul Chihara, "Fue" by Roy Hirabayashi
Creative Producer: Courtney Ozaki (Japanese Arts Network)
Costume Coordination: Maile Okamura | Hair and Makeup Design: Jenny-King Turko | Costume Tailor: Annette Ribeiro
Cast/Dancers: Erik Debono, PJ Hirabayashi, Mimi Johnson, Yayoi Kambara, Momoe Luce Kambara-Coughlin, Kaia Makihara, Maile Okamura, Lani Yamanaka, Mark Yamanaka
"Akram Khan weaves magic and memory into intense, immersive pieces that draw from his Kathak roots. Then the world locks down before a major premiere. Discover the brilliant dancers and choreographers who are shaping the art of movement around the world in this documentary series."
Featuring the journey and making of Father: Vision of the Floating World from London, UK to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Produced by Falabracks and Gaumont
Choreography: Marissa Osato
Produced by: DanceOn | Directed by: David Javier | BTS Director: Miles Coulton-Thompson
Music: Other People by Amber Liu
Location: Villa Belle Vista, Los Angeles, CA
Dancers: Aika Doone, Drew Gliwa, Paul Karmiryan, Sloan-Taylor Rabinor, Shea Saulino, Diana Schoenfield, Derek Tabada, Lani Yamanaka
"Hidden Tears Project's Unseen Dances is a visual and emotional journey about human trafficking in the United States. From loneliness and desperation to anger and sheer survival instincts, the dance moves you through the emotional and psychological experiences of the thousands of young people who are trafficked against their will every day. Inspired by Molly Gochman’s Red Sand Project, a participatory artwork that raises awareness of vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation, the short film hopes to shed light and inspire action against this heinous, hidden crime that pervades our country."
Direction: Jordan Marinov and Jason Gurvitz
Choreography: Jordan Marinov
Dancers: Lana Damien, Rachele Donofrio, Jordan Marinov, Sasha Rivero, Lani Yamanaka, Anthea Young