Not Held at Japan Society – BAM presents Pappa Tarahumara Ship in a View
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, November 28, 30 & Dec 1 at 7:30 pm
Japanese dance-theater troupe Pappa Tarahumara creates expressive and poignant visual spectacles. Drawing on dreams and memories of his seaside Japanese home, artistic director Hiroshi Koike conjures images at once hallucinatory and disturbing in Ship in a View. Singing, foghorns and eerie lamentations fill the air as the dancers emerge from the shadows. Initially disconnected, the 12 performers’ movements transform into clusters of vibrant, full-out dancing. When hundreds of flickering bulbs descend from the ceiling to the stage, bathing the whirling bodies in a silvery light, it’s unclear if this is the past, present or future. What is certain is that there is nothing quite like entering Koike’s surreal world.
This performance is a part of Turning Japanese, a city-wide celebration commemorating Japan Society’s Centennial.
- December 1, 2007 – December 1, 2007