Ship of Dreams: Kanrin Maru - 150 Years of Hope, Struggle, and Friendship
Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 7:00pm at the Brava Theater Center.
Date: Sunday December 5, 2010
Mary Sano Dance Collaborations presents “Ship of Dreams: Kanrin Maru 咸臨丸- 150 Years of Hope, Struggle and Friendship”, an evening length dance/theater production with live music, acting, and dance interwoven to tell the historical tale and contemporary significance of the Kanrin Maru voyage, which brought the first Japanese emissaries to the US in 1860.
The underlying theme of this piece is the spirit of perseverance, which carried the brave crew of the Kanrin Maru across the Pacific, and how this spirit has survived and flourished throughout several turbulent generations of US-Japan relations.
This piece features an original script, choreography, and score, with the three main musicians performing live on piano, cello, and Japanese koto.
This production is supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Kanrin Maru 150th Anniversary Committee, and the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.
Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 7:00pm
Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco (@ York St.)
$22 general; $18 student; $28 at the door
Brava Theater Box Office: 415-647-2822 or www.brava.org
Mary Sano Studio: 415-357-1817 or www.duncandance.org
Dancers: Mary Sano and her Duncan Dancers (Monique Goldwater, Amber Held, Junko Sodeyama) with Ayana Yonesaka, and more
Musicians: Tony Chapman - Piano/Composition, Shoko Hikage - Koto, Sung Choi - Cello, Hideo Sekino - Bamboo/Noh Flute (from Japan), Dennis Banks - Native American Drum/Voice (special guest)
Actors: Scott Cox, Jean Franco, Ryo Harada, Bruce Kaplan, Kento Murayama, Todd Nakagawa, Grey Wolf
Writers: Paul Heller, Tony Sano
Directors: Mina Morita, Mary Sano
Friday, December 3, 2010, at 3:00pm
Koret Auditorium, Main Library, Lower Level (100 Larkin St.) www.sfpl.org
Talk/interview session followed by a short preview performance of Ship of Dreams: Kanrin Maru.
Free to public.