CHARACTER IN ASIAN PERFORMANCE
FEBRUARY 24, 2000,
($5 WALKER AND MDA MEMBERS)
HENNEPIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, STUDIO 6A, 528 HENNEPIN AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS
MEMBERS PAY HALF
Zhou Long (China) and Akira
Matsui (Japan), in accordance with each of their country's theatrical
traditions, investigate different ways of portraying character and emotion
through the subtleties of movement and voice. What shows age, anger, love,
sorrow? How are these emotions conveyed through props, costumes, use of
energy? What are the differences and similarities between the two styles?
How can others adapt these attributes in terms of their own traditions?
Space is limited; reservations are strongly recommended.
THE RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES
ARE PRESENTED BY WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS AND EDUCATION/COMMUNITY
PROGRAMS DEPARTMENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASIAN AMERICAN RENAISSANCE, CAAM,
INTERMEDIA ARTS, MINNESOTA DANCE ALLIANCE, THE KOREAN-AMERICAN TODAY AND
TOMORROW CENTER, AND THEATER MU.
FORGIVENESS WAS CO-COMMISSIONED BY THE WALKER ART CENTER, ASIA SOCIETY
(NYC), HEBBEL THEATRE (BERLIN), FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE (PARIS), THE FLYNN
THEATRE (VERMONT), AND UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
MICHIGAN, AND WAS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE MEET THE COMPOSER/INTERNATIONAL
CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS PROGRAM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FORD FOUNDATION.
ADDITIONAL FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AND THE