Choreography: Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi
A sixty minute collaboration with Barbara Bourget, Ross Barrett (saxophone, flute, synthesizers) and Uzume Taiko (John Greenaway, Eileen Kage and Leslie Komori) with Robert J. Rosen’s music also on tape. Two butoh figures chart out a relationship in time, space and sound in a choreographic structure that allows room for original movement. Lighting by Gerald King. Costumes by Tsuneko Kokubo. Part of this dance takes place on amplified wood-slatted tables designed by Duncan Wilson that Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi use as percussive instruments. This piece later became the second section of Sunyata.
A twenty-two minute distillation of the previous version that was premiered at the INDE ’90 Festival in Toronto. A collaboration with Barbara Bourget, the piece begins and ends on two wooden-slatted tables that are mic’d and processed. Score by Robert J. Rosen who also performs with Barbara and myself. The piece was also performed in Frankfurt, Germany and eventually became the second section of “nyat”. Featured on the Adrienne Clarkson Presents program on CBC in December, 1991.