"Beyond the Bones" is an evening-length, interdisciplinary, contemporary dance, theater and performance work. While inspired by Kun-Yang Lin's witnessing of the events of September 11, the sudden passing of his father and his own brush with mortality, Beyond the Bones is a reflection on the generosity of spirit that springs from the midst of suffering. As the locus of our deepest feelings, the seat of our instincts as well as the armature for our public masks, our bones are thirsty to unite with the universal well that feeds our souls. Beyond technically demanding movement, beyond an inspired soundscape of Eastern and Western music and live vocals; beyond embodied mythologies of diverse cultures, "Beyond the Bones" is an adventure that "transports us back to the beginning of humanity and the wellspring of our beings," (Backstage Magazine).
Special guest artists include Rhonda Moore (founding member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company) performing a contemporary Indonesian mask solo; Janis Brenner, NYC's award-winning choreographer, vocalist and former member of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble leading a chorale of university and community singers; and visual artist Alison Stigora, who will be creating a visual art installation of charred wood that cocoons the audience and performers within a sacred space.