Malashock Dance Presents the Floating World
In conjunction with the exhibition Dreams and Diversions
, Malashock Dance
will present a multi-disciplinary performance of dance, music, and video projection, celebrating some of the narratives from these Japanese woodblock prints. The exhibition is comprised of a type of print called ukiyo-e, which translates to ‘pictures of the floating world.’ The Floating World will re-imagine these prints and showcase them on enormous, in-the-round, screens, while telling the story of 13 Views of the Dance Company on Tour. In addition to the choreography of John Malashock, The Floating World will feature the work of video artist Tara Knight, the musical scoring of Zoe Keating
, and costumes designed by Zandra Rhodes
. By mixing the artistry of the historical prints with meticulously crafted contemporary dance, music, and costuming, old worlds will be blended with new ones for a completely unique experience.
Performances every Saturday and Sunday April 16, 2011 through April 23, 2011. See the Museum's calendar
for more information on performance dates and times.
Don't miss Opening Night!
Friday, April 8, 2011
6:30pm- A Hosted Reception will be held in the Museum's Rotunda
8:00pm- Adjourn to the James S. Copely Auditorium for a Benefit Performance of The Floating World.
Tickets are available for purchase to this exclusive Opening Night reception through Malashock Dance
Sunday, April 10, Saturday, April 16, and Saturday, April 23
Attend the 2:00 p.m. performances on April 10 and April 23 and stay for a free, post-show artist forum featuring Choreographer John Malashock, Associate Artistic Director Michael Mizerany, and performers from the day's show.
On April 16, join us at 3:30 p.m. for a between-show panel discussion including special-guests Choreographer John Malashock, Costume Designer Zandra Rhodes, and Museum Curator of Asian Art Sonya Rhie Quintanilla. This panel discussion is free and open to the public.