November 13, 2015
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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.

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Spectator is a production of OWL SPOT, Toshima Performing Arts Center.

This program is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2015.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Photo: Spectator © Naoya Ikegami.

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
  • 7:30 pm