Zero to the Power (1989)

Choreography: Barbara Bourget/Jay Hirabayashi

An eighty minute work inspired by the etchings of Gustav Doré for Dante’s The Divine Comedy with eight dancers (Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, Susan Elliott, Sioux Hartle, Hiromoto Iida, Karen Ofner, Kate Potter, and Miroslaw Zydowicz), three taiko drummers (John Greenaway, Eileen Kage, and Leslie Komori), one cellist (Susan Round) and a percussionist (John Thompson). Music by Robert J. Rosen. Lighting by Gerald King. Costumes by Tsuneko Kokubo. Set by Duncan Wilson. At one point in this work, the dancers emerge from a vat of liquid clay.