Ayako Kato Co-MISSION Fellowship Premiere: stück 1998 / anchor 2018

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Reflecting upon choreographer Ayako Kato’s long history of groundbreaking collaborations with contemporary musicians, Art Union Humanscape has entered into a partnership with Swiss Wandelweiser composer Manfred Werder to kick off the company's 20th anniversary season. Working with a dancer, two musicians, and a singer/dancer Kato will embody 30 pages of Werder’s 4000-page score stück 1998. As the score is only allowed to be performed once, Kato will offer four different evenings of content, each evening presenting  a new segment of Werder’s composition and a new approach to it’s embodied interpretation.  

To prepare the audience mentally and emotionally for the meditative experience of stück 1998 / anchor 2018  and bring them into the rhythm of the work, each performance begins with an opening ceremony. Flower essence and herbal tea blended by urban ecologist Nance Klehm will be served.

Please visit www.artunionhumanscape.net for more details.


Day 1: Friday, February 16: Music/Sound First

Day 2: Sunday, February 18: Dance/Movement First

Day 3: Thursday, February 22: Music and Dance as Equals

Day 4: Saturday, February 24: Independence of Dance as anchor 2018


Tickets: $36 Four Day Anchor Pass (available online only) with 2018 Artist Book/Calendar,

$10 - 15 online, $17 door

Tickets available at https://www.linkshall.org


Actualization by Corinne Imberski, Wilson Tanner Smith, Jeff Kimmel, Christina Martin, Ayako Kato

Composition by Manfred Werder

Choreographic Direction by Ayako Kato with movement invention with artists

Costume by Amanda Franck

Lighting Design by Giau Truong


This project is made possible with contributions from 3Arts and individual donors as part of a 3AP (3Arts Projects) campaign.Please visit https://3arts.org/projects/stuck-anchor/ to see video and more details about the work.



Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Lynn Colburn Shapiro | Jan 30, 2018