Friday, November 13, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 14, 7:30 PM
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
This highly conceptual multimedia dance work transports audiences back and forth between a seemingly quotidian space and an outlandish world. Inspired by a series of workshops with students from a school for the deaf in Tokyo, Spectator unveils non-narrative stories of tender emotion, woven through director/choreographer Shuji Onodera’s original movement vocabulary coupled with video imagery, projected text, an intimate apartment room stage set and slapstick humor. The cast includes Naoya Oda from the celebrated butoh company Dairakudakan along with Maki Yamada and Mai Nagumo, two participants from Onodera’s initial workshops for deaf students.
Tickets: $30/$25 Japan Society members
The Friday, November 13 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.