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Beyond Ballet Beyond HipHop @ PerformanceSpace21

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrated ballerina Hana Sakai will perform Toshiki Okada’s The Dying Swan and Its Cause of Death to Saint-Saëns’ Le Cygne, and Encounter with choreography by Moto Takahashi for MWMW, her all-woman dance company. Press photo courtesy of Performance Space 21
Beyond Ballet Beyond HipHop

PS21 opens the summer with contemporary dance — Beyond Ballet, Beyond Hip-Hop, a double-bill performance: The Dying Swan and Its Cause of Death and Encounter — two genre-defying works that illustrate the groundbreaking directions of Japan’s current dance scene.

The Dying Swan and Its Cause of Death

Celebrated Japanese ballerina Hana Sakai dances the timeless Fokine classic, then plunges into visionary playwright/director Toshiki Okada’s comic unraveling of the motif, plodding, wobbling, and musing aloud about why she, the swan, has to die and what it’s like to dance the part.

Udai Shika accompanies with Saint-Saëns’ Le Cygne for solo cello in this hilarious mashup from chelfitsch Theater Company that also raises timely environmental issues.

Moto Takahashi’s all-woman dance group, MWMW, performs Encounter, challenging gender norms with their stunning hip-hop technique and ensemble movements.

The evening begins with a PS21 members only dinner party at 6 p.m.

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Date:
May 17
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Performance Space 21
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY
(518) 392-6121

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