About the Book
Master Performance Artist Kira Seamon grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and was fortunate to have been immersed in the Asian cultures flourishing there. Endless opportunities to experience the sights, sounds and images of these cultures provided a rich store of knowledge about the customs unique to them. Using this background, Ms. Seamon created an original and very respectful dance performance tracing the subject of Chinese footbinding from its proposed origins in the Royal Court of China through to the abolition of the custom.
Now, for the first time, beautiful behind-the-scenes photos capture the making of this impressive dance performed at Mobius in Boston's historic South End! Mobius has produced hundreds of original works that have attained critical acclaim in Boston, nationally and internationally. Mobius has been recognized as one of the seminal, alternative, artist-run organizations in the US. (Mobius history found on Wikipedia)
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date May 10, 2011
- Tags New England, Asian Culture, Kira Seamon, Youtube, entertainment, Boston, hair, costumes, jackets, shoes, flowers, photography, art, performance, ballet, dance, customs, footbinding, Culture, Chinese
Professional ballerina Kira Seamon enjoys photography when she isn't dancing! She is inspired by sights found in her backyard and beyond! She has been perfecting her photographic skills for 10 years, and these books are the result. Her choreography has been seen across the US. She enjoys dance competitions and has won an over-all title and trophy in both Regional Competition and at the World Finals! She has won multiple platinum awards and Special Awards from judges, recognizing her strong music background and beautiful balletic turns. She frequently accompanies her cast on the piano during her concerts. She was awarded a Grant from the Cultural Council for her unique, 1-Woman concert which featured her performing ballet and playing the piano. Her concerts have been fortunate to have collaborators from New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, MIT, Boston College, Wellesley College and numerous other artistic institutions. Don't forget to check out her Youtube Channel!