Friday, January 4, 7:30 PM -- Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, January 5, 7:30 PM
Now in its 18th installment, this year's festival continues with three revelatory and robust works from Japan, Taiwan and Korea. From Japan, Mitsutake Kasaiperforms butoh master Akira Kasai’s legendary piece Pollen Revolution. Hailed as “energetic and altogether wonderfully human” two decades ago, Sr. Kasai choreographs a revival of this eclectic dance for his son.
From Taiwan, choreographed by emerging star Kuan-Hsiang Liu, Kids is a tribute to death and the choreographer's mother. Performed to voice recordings of Liu with his mother during her fight against cancer, this modern-day grief ritual is full of idiosyncratic motion and moments of serenity.
From Korea, Silver Knife by Goblin Party delves into conflicting portrayals of female identity through the eloquently crafted movements of four women.