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Friday, Oct. 26, 2007

Dancing to themes of home, family


An all-women dance company from Japan in collaboration with a Berlin-based video artist will from Oct. 31 present a performance whose theme is "home " and "family" in Iwakuni-shi in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Tokyo and Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture.

In "Fushigina Basho (La Place Misterieuse)," eight members of the company Mademoiselle Cinema and images created by Masayo Kajimura, who was born and raised in Berlin, will try to tell stories related to home and family. The dancers are choreographed by Naoko Ito.

"Fushigina Basho" was first performed in the fall of 2006; the coming staging is a polished version.

The schedule is: Oct. 31, 7 p.m., "Symphonia Iwakuni" at Yamaguchi Kenmin Bunka Hall, ¥2,000 (¥2,500 on the door), ¥1,500 for students, ¥3,000 for parent and child, tel. (0827) 24-1560, e-mail bummei-h@h6.dion.ne.jp; Nov. 3, 7 p.m. and Nov. 4, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Session House at Kagurazaka, Tokyo, ¥2,700 (¥3,000 on the door), ¥2,000 for students, tel. (03) 3266-0461, e-mail yoyaku@session-house.net; and Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Matsumoto Shimin Geijutsu-kan Sho-Hall, Matsumoto City, ¥2,000 (¥2,500 on the door), ¥1,500 for students, ¥3,000 for parent and child, tel. (03) 3266-0461, (0263) 36-5111.



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