This performance of Oashisu was recorded at Dance Place in Washington, DC on September 17+18, 2011
Oashisu, work of continual tectonic shifts, seismic surprises, and deep calm, was inspired by the Japanese concepts of "ma" (a creative space in which the essence of artistic relationships are made tangible) and "kansha" (simultaneous gratitude and appreciation.)
Conceived and Directed by: Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig
Original Music Composed by: James Nyoraku Schlefer
Choreographed with and Performed by: Graham Brown, Lindsay Gilmour, Tzveta Kassabova, Betty Skeen, Patrik Widrig
Musicians: Masayo Ishigure, Sean Katsuyama, Tigger Benford, James Nyoraku Schlefer
Premiered at Tenri Cultural Institute in October 2010
Made possible with the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts, the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, the O’Donnell Green Music and Dance Foundation, the CRS Barn of Ithaca, NY, Jon Wiener, and the Friends of PWDT.