"Dead End, Hey ! Women" The School of Hard Knocks (1980 - 2017 )
Concept by Yoshiko Chuma
School of Hard Knocks: Dance Jodi Melnick, Tatyana Tenebaum, Megumi Eda,
Ursula Eagly, Christine Bonansea, Kathy Ray, Catherine Galasso, Miriam Parker, Megan Kendzior, Patricia Nicholson, Yoshiko Chuma
Reading: Heather Litteer
Music violin: Ginger Dolden
Live Art Projections: Chani Bockwinkel / Megumi Eda / I-Nam Jiemvitayanukoon
YOSHIKO CHUMA was born in Osaka, Japan and has lived in the United States since 1978. Chuma has created more than 45 full-length company works, commissions and site-specific events for venues across the world, constantly challenging the notion of performing for both audience and participant.
THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS is an award-winning collaborative effort of choreographers, dancers, actors, singers, musicians, designers, and visual artists working under the artistic direction of Yoshiko Chuma. The School of Hard Knocks, takes its name from the American idiom meaning to learn things the hard way.