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Makiko’s long-time vision is coming to fruition! We're creating Tank, a world premiere full-length work that uses 4 large steel frames.
Makiko’s long-time vision is coming to fruition! We're creating Tank, a world premiere full-length work that uses 4 large steel frames.
51 backers pledged $3,300 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you very much for visiting Makiko Tamura/small apple co.'s Kickstarter page. |日本語

I am Makiko Tamura, the artistic director of Makiko Tamura/small apple co. and I am in a process of creating a full-length piece, Tank, that will premiere at Joyce SoHo in July, 2012.

About 10 years ago, I started having a vision of creating a piece, using aquatic tanks. The idea, however, had been a long time coming because of many factors-- my career, the cost, and lack of connections with the right people. Then one day, Makiko Tamura/small apple co. received the first-place prize in The A.W.A.R.D Show!, making the dream one step closer to reality. Now, we have not only been invited by Joyce SoHo to present our show, but also have acquired several small apple's one and only dancers, Ryoji Sasamoto, Asami Morita,and Michael Ingle, as well as an amazing Lighting Designer Tsubasa Kamei, and a passionate Metal Artist Yasushi Nishikawa. The dream is now shared with these artists, supported by their talents, and brought to life in this live performance.

Drawing for the steel frames by Yasushi Nishikawa
Drawing for the steel frames by Yasushi Nishikawa


Watch daily updates of our creation process on our blog!

Now, I have the knowledge, technique, and heart, as well as a little bit of savings.

Unfortunately, it’s not quite enough funds to fully realize my vision of 4 large aquatic tank frames. With the 4 frames, Tank would truly be spectacular!!! Nevertheless, I am confident that the audience will be impressed by all of the talent and heart of my collaborators and myself.

Our goal of $3,000 would cover the expenses of scenery, including the 4 large steel tank frames, props and costumes, and a part of the fees for the dancers and collaborators to whom I can never express enough gratitude.

Please support us in the creation and success of this performance!!

Any donation energizes us and breathes life into this challenging creation!!! We would also be grateful if you could spread the word about this project. Most importantly, coming to see us at Joyce SoHo would be the greatest show of support.

Thank you so much for your support. We hope to see you in July!

Sincerely,

Makiko Tamura

We thank Daisuke Omiya for the generous contribution of his time and talent to create this video clip. Thank you so much!

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Makiko Tamura/small apple co. in association with Joyce SoHo Presents

Tank (world premiere), up and down (2009)

July 13-15, 2012

Joyce SoHo

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For this kickstarter campaign, we are making small apple co. Tote Bags and T-shirts!

Please tell us the size of the T-shirts you would like ;) 

Thank you very much for taking the time to look at this page!!

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