PROGRAM

Resonance III      

Premiered in 2019

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DORIS HUMPHREY 1895-1958

Slideshow : Photos courtesy of The Sunami Family and some online source.

Music: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (1910) Claude Debussy

TWO ECSTATIC THEMES

(1931)

 

Choreography by Doris Humphrey (1895-1958)

Music by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner* and Gian Francesco Malipiero**

(Tragoedie a moll – Cherche che paisano)

Costume Design by Pauline Lawrence

Restaged by Sandra Kaufmann and Carla Maxwell

 

“Two Ecstatic Themes” is the keynote to Miss Humphrey’s mature work. The first part,

“Circular Descent”, is soft and sinking, to convey an emotional feeling of acquiescence. The second part, “Pointed Ascent”, in contrast to the first part, rises to a strident climax suggestive of aggressive achievement. The whole is a counterpoint of circular and angular movement, representing the two inseparable elements of design as well as life itself.

 

Dance: Miki Orihara

Piano: Nora Izumi Bartosik

 

Licensed from The Doris Humphrey Foundation for Dance and Goucher College

*Nikolai Karlovich Medtner - 3 Arabesques, Op.7 - 2. Tragedy Fragment

** Gian Francesco Malipiero - Maschere che passano (n°1)

SEIKO TAKATA 1895-1977

Slideshow: Photos courtesy of Nanako Yamada, Yuki Kobari, and some online source.

Music: La Cathédrale Engloutie (1910) Claude Debussy [excerpt]

MOTHER

(1938) US Premier in 2019

 

Choreography by Seiko Takata (1895-1977)

Music by Frédéric Chopin*

Costume Design by Seiko Takata

Restaged by Nanako Yamada

 

Dance: Miki Orihara

Piano: Nora Izumi Bartosik

 

* Frédéric Chopin -  Etude Op. 10 No. 3

KONAMI ISHII 1905-1978

Slideshow : Photos courtesy of Noriko Sato, The Kikuchi Family, some online source.

Music: Sarabande No.1 (1887) – Erik Satie

MOON DESERT

(Early 1930’s) US Premier in 2019

 

Choreography by Konami Ishii (1905-1978)

Music Edit by Kaoru Sato

Music by Suguru Sasaki

Costume design by Noriko Sato

Restaged by Noriko Sato

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MARTHA GRAHAM 1884-1991

Slideshow : Photos courtesy of The Sunami Family and some online source.

Music: In a Landscape (1948) John Cage [excerpt]

LAMENTATION

(1930)

 

Choreography and costume by Martha Graham (1884-1991)

Music by Zoltán Kodály *

Original Lighting by Martha Graham

Premiere: January 8, 1930, Maxine Elliott’s Theater, New York City

 

Dance: Miki Orihara

Piano: Nora Izumi Bartosik

 

Licensed from Martha Graham Resource, a division of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

* Neun Klavierstucke, Opus 3, Number2

YURIKO 1920-

Slideshow : Photos courtesy of The Kikuchi Family,The Kivnik Family, some online source. Music: Les Trois Valses Distinguées du Précieux Dégoute: Son Binocle ( 1914) Erik Satie And Sarabande No.3 (1887) Erik Satir [Excerpt]

 

THE CRY

(1963)

 

Choreography by Yuriko

Music by André Jolivet*

Costume Design by Yuriko

 

Dance: Miki Orihara

 

* André Jolivet - Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra

 

All photo for Resonance III ©︎ Tokio Kuniyoshi

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Resonance II

Premiered in 2017

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LAMENTATION (1930)

Choreography and costume by Martha Graham
Music by Zoltán Kodály*
Original Lighting by Martha Graham
Premiere: January 8, 1930, Maxine Elliott’s Theater, New York City

Danced by Miki Orihara

---Licensed from Martha Graham Resource, a division of the Martha Graham Cen- ter of Contemporary Dance.

* Neun Klavierstucke, Opus 3, Number2

#1 MUSIC REFLECTION by Senri Oe

SCRAMBLE—an excerpted solo (1967)

Choreography by Merce Cunningham

Music by Toshi Ichiyanagi, Activities for Orchestra

Original Costume Design by Frank Stella Costume recreated by Miki Orihara

Original Lighting by Beverly Emmons Lighting Recreated: Christopher Weston

Staged by Andrea Weber

Danced by Miki Orihara

---Licensed from Merce Cunningham Trust

#2 MUSIC REFLECTION by Senri Oe

NORTH STAR, 3rd movement (1978)

Choreography: Lar Lubovitch

Music: Philip Glass, “North Star”*

Costumes: Clovis Ru n

Original Lighting: Craig Miller Lighting Recreated: Christopher Weston

Staged by Ronni Favors

Danced by Miki Orihara
---Generous Gift from Lar Lubovitch and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

“Etoile Polaire” music composed by Philip Glass and produced by Philip Glass & Kurt Munkacsi.
*Copyright 1977. Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. Used by permission.

Choreography copyright © Lar Lubovitch 1978

#3 MUSIC REFLECTION by Senri Oe

SHIRABYOSHI—a War-Time Dancer in White ( World Premier in 2017)

Choreographed by Tanroh Ishida and Miki Orihara
Music by JetSam
Costume by Tanroh Ishida and Miki Orihara
Lighting by  Christopher Weston

Danced by Miki Orihara

SHIRABYOSHI, its literal translation is “White Stamping”, was a name given for a type female dancer during Japan’s samurai era. These dancers were one of a very few entertainers for warriors before they went into battle. Shogun Takauji Ashikaga (1305–1358) famously fell in love with one of these dancers. There is no written document explaining what the dance looked like. All we know is that they wore white costumes and a specific hat that was usually worn by men. It was a kind of transsexual attire and some suggest she even danced with a sword. This description reminded us of the memorable dance in Cavani’s “The Night Porter” which suggests there must have been a kind of eroticism to a woman wearing a man’s authoritative uniform. What also interested us was that these women’s circumstance forced them into witnessing the tragedies of war. Therefore, it is not too far fetched to guess that they would have inserted a sense of resistance in their art form. Today we recognize that women and children often are the worst victims of war and our version of “Shirabyoshi” is what it might be like if Shirabyoshi existed now. Miki brought in her skills and techniques gained mainly from Martha Graham. Tanroh, on the other hand, introduced the physicality of Japanese traditional movements to Miki. Much of the choreography was influenced by Sanbaso Dance. –TI.

13 ILLUSTRATION OUT OF ORDER (World Premier in 2017 )
Choreographed by Charlotte Griffin 

Original music composing and perform by Senri Oe Costume by Karen Young
Lighting by Chris Weston

Danced by Miki Orihara

Music created and performed by Senri Oe (Piano and Pianica)

The every day mundane takes a turn toward the sublime in this solo choreographed as a series of pictographic illustrations. Hinting at the deeply personal through simple gestures and natural repose, the music and dance unite in pro- found tenderness.—CG

This production will be running without intermission Appox: 50mins

All photo for Resonance II ©︎ Tokio Kuniyoshi

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Resonance - 共鳴

Premiered in 2014

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SATYRIC FESTIVAL SONG (1932)

Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham

Original Music by Imre Weisshaus

Music for reconstruction by Fernando Palacios*

Arranged by Aaron Sherber

Lighting for reconstruction by Paul Ziemer

Premiere: November 20, 1932, Guild Theatre, New York City

 

A solo well described by its title: irreverent, funny, and the joke is on Martha herself.

Satyric Festival Song reconstructed 1994 by Diane Gray & Janet Eilber

*Minuta perversa used by special arrangement with Fernando Palacios

 

Presented by arrangement with Martha Graham Resources, a division of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

 

Dance by Miki Orihara

Flutist: Daniel James

 

#1 Music reflection by Senri Oe (Piano)

MAENAD from DANCES FOR ISADORA (1971)

(Five Evocations of Isadora Duncan)

Choreography by José Limón

Music  by Frédéric Chopin

Reconstruction & Direction by the José Limón Dance Company

Costumes by Charles D. Tomlinson

Lighting by Clifton Taylor

Premiere: December 10, 1971, Cleveland Museum of Arts, Cleveland, Ohio

by the José Limón Dance Company

 

"©1996, José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc.  This performance of Maenad from Dances for Isadora, a Limónsm Dance, is presented by arrangement with The José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc. and has been produced in accordance with the Limón Stylesm  and Limón Techniquesm service standards established by The José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc. (All rights reserved)."

 

Dance by Miki Orihara

Piano by Marko Stuparevic

 

#2 Music reflection by Senri Oe (Piano)

NOCTOURN (1978)

Choreography by Martha Clarke

Music by Felix Mendelssohn

Costume by Russ Vogler after Kitty Daly

 

Dance by Miki Orihara

CD recording by Walter Gieseking

 

#3 Music reflection by Senri Oe (Piano)

Memory Current (World Premiere in 2014)

Choreography by Adam Barruch

Music by Senri Oe

Costume by Karen Young

Lighting by Clifton Taylor

 

Dance by Miki Orihara

Piano by Senri Oe

 

 

 

A part of Resonance is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York

The J.Paul Getty Trust and The Wallace Foundation.

 

 

Resonance Produced by Noon Tan Music & Entertainment, Inc.

Executive Producer for Resonance: Masu Hiroshi Masuyama

All photo for Resonance III ©︎ Kenji Mori

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Prologue (Commissioned and premiered in 2014)

Choreography by Miki Orihara

Music by Mica Nozawa and Janis Ian

Costume by Mitsuno Yoko

Costume Supervised by Karen Young

Video by Tobin Del Cuore

Lighting by Clifton Taylor