On Friday, January 23, at 8 p.m., Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga are joined by Mari Osanai, a guest teacher/dancer/choreographer from Aomori Japan to perform a “Prelude” to 95 Rituals, the work they are developing in response to groundbreaking choreographer Anna Halprin and in collaboration with Dancers’ Group. “Prelude” will be presented in Studio 1 of the Haas Pavillion at Mills College in Oakland. They will be accompanied by musicians Tim Kim, Mateo Lugo, Katherine MacDonald, and Suki O’Kane.
On Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., the Mural Music & Arts Project celebrates the unveiling of a 220-foot mural by Edward (Scape) Martinez in Jack Farrell Park in the City of East Palo Alto. The mural’s creation represents the community’s reclaiming a police-identified Hot Spot for criminal activity. The artist engaged community members in devising the mural’s design and collaborated with East Palo Alto youth in creating this art legacy for their community.