DOJOJI: THE MAN INSIDE THE BELL May 18-June 9, 2013 Tues - Sat at 7:30,
Sun at 2:30 By Ernest Abuba Directed Tisa Chang
Choreography by and in collaboration with Sachiyo Ito
At the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row 410 W 42nd Street
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ETERNAL LOVE, DESTINY and power of TRANSFORMATION.
From Pan Asian veteran artists comes a visually stunning reimagining of a classic tale.
“a half-ancient, half-contemporary take on a classic Japanese myth...the time-hopping gives the production license to hop among genres and textures, from Ms. Ito’s striking classical dance, to martial art scenes” to “evocative” anime projections - Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times
Tickets: $50 - call Telecharge at 212-239-6200, visit www.telecharge.com or the Theatre Row Box Office
Students (25 and under, w/ valid ID, 1 per ID) $25 use code TRSTU25
Performances (excluding Opening Night 5/23) through 5/31 have 25 tickets available at $25
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Contact Pan Asian Rep: 212/868-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org to attend:
Opening Night ($100): May 23 at 7:30 w/ Party
School Matinees ($12 per middle or high school student, free for teachers): May 21 or 22; 29 or 30,
June 4 or 5 at 11am
Or to arrange a talk-back for your group
PAN ASIAN REP continues its long association with DOJOJI choreographer Sachiyo Ito, who will also portray the dancing Spirit of Kiyohime, and the cast stars Kiyo Takami, Toshiji Takeshima, and John Baray, Don Castro, Dinh Q. Doan, and David Shih.
Sets: Kaori Akazawa Lights: by Jiyoun Chang Costumes: Carol Pelletier
Video: Robin Starbuck Sound: Kevin Brouder
Production Stage Manager: Elis C. Arroyo Assistant Stage Manager: Miriam Hyfler
About the Creative Team:
ERNEST ABUBA (Playwright) His plays KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT, EAT A BOWL OF TEA, AN AMERICAN STORY, THE DOWAGER, EMPRESS OF CHINA, and his semi-opera CAMBODIA AGONISTES toured national and internationally to the Cairo Experimental Theatre, and Johannesburg, South Africa; produced by Pan Asian Repertory. And, most recently he co-created and performed in BAUDELAIRE: LA MORT with Shigeko Suga, also produced by Pan Asian Rep. He is the author of NIGHT STALKER (adaptation of Beowulf), LEIR REX (adaptation of King Lear), and PAPA-BOY, produced at La Mama E.T.C. He collaborated with Shigeko Suga and performed Butoh in SPLEEN (Adaptation of Baudelaire’s (Flowers of Evil), at HT Chen and Dancer’s Mulberry Street Theatre, where he also authored the text for HT Chen & Dancer’s modern ballet LEMON MOON. He is a recipient of five New York State Council on the Arts Grants for playwriting and directing, a Rockefeller Foundation Playwright Fellowship, (CAPS) Creative Artist Public Service Playwright Award. He has been a faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College for 17 years. Abuba can be heard as the voice of His Holiness The Dalai Lama on the audio-book THE ART OF HAPPINESS, VOL. 1. He is a recipient of a 1983 OBIE for his performance in YELLOW FEVER, by Rick Shiomi, produced by Pan Asian Repertory.
TISA CHANG (Director) Tisa Chang has been a theatre professional for over 40 years as performer, director and producer and has led Pan Asian Rep successfully through NEA Advancement & Challenge grant campaigns and foundation initiatives since founding. She has directed the bilingual premieres of RETURN OF THE PHEONIX and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Ellen Stewart’s LaMama Chinese Theatre Group. Original Musicals at Pan Asian Rep: CAMBODIA AGONISTES which toured extensively, SHANGHAI LIL’S (also to San Francisco) and intercultural epics: KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT by Ernest Abuba, RASHOMON by Fay & Michael Kanin, which was invited to Havana Theatre Festival in 2003, and the masterpiece THE JOY LUCK CLUB in fall 2007. Recently, she producedVIETNAM PROJECT II, a two play initiative featuring the second collaboration with Vietnamese artist Nguyen thi Minh Ngoc, WE ARE, and a companion piece MONSTER.
SACHIYO ITO (Chreographer and Lead Dancer) Born in Tokyo, Sachiyo Ito has been a professional artist, choreographer, and arts educator for more than 40 years. Choreography credits include: YEATS’ TRIO, THREE IRISH NOH PLAYS in Ireland and New York; AND THE SOUL SHALL DANCE, MONKEY MUSIC, and SHOGUN MACBETH directed by Ernest Abuba, for Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. She was the Kabuki consultant for the Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s PACIFIC OVERTURES. Extensive performance credits in Japan, the United States, South America, and Europe include: the American Dance Festival; Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center; Dublin Theatre Festival; Japan Society; the Bonn International Dance Workshop; the Riverside Dance Festival; and numerous appearances on television including Channel 4, 11, 13; and at universities. In 1981 she founded Sachiyo Ito and Co., where she creates pieces in a versatile range of dance styles including Kabuki, Noh, Okinawan court, Jiuta-mai, and contemporary dances. It is the only New York City–based Japanese dance company that performs both Okinawan dance and Japanese classical dance and choreographs contemporary works based on these classical forms. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Dance from New York University; was awarded the name, Sachiyo Fujima from the Fujima School of Japanese classical dance in Tokyo; and received the Foreign Minister’s Award from Japanese Foreign Ministry in 2008.