A Blanket of Requiem is my first collaborative performance with Juri Onuki. Similar to jazz musicians, this experimental performance explored the issues of loss, privacy, and mourning that invited aesthetic discord and improvisation. After a few rehearsals dancing, humming, and discussing aesthetics, we presented A Blanket of Requiem to a group of about twenty people.
I was covered with honey, laid on a floor under a shredded blanket, and Juri danced around me in a white painted room in a white dress. As if I were dreaming, I hummed a hymn my grandmother used to sing, and eventually Juris humming intermingled with mine, entering into the fantasy I created.
A Collaborative performance with Juri Onuki Elizabeth Foundation Studio, New York City