Runaway Horses (1984)


A 30 minute work using eight dancers and ten musicians performed at the Q.E. Playhouse in Vancouver. The dance was inspired by the Yukio Mishima novel of the same name and followed the fanaticism of a right wingish martial artist through events that lead to suicide. The dance was enhanced by the presence of the Katari Taiko drummers and master shakuhachi artist, Takeo Yamashiro, vocal percussionist Ahmed Hassan and North American champion martial artist, Keith Hirabayashi.