Central to the landscape of “Without Us” is a 1 meter x 1 meter x 2 meter steel and glass container with three dancers inhabiting it. That exceeds the maximum number of individuals the confines (environment) can support, given the resources available.
Directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, this work draws on a variety of sources, including his previous work with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum’s “Last Human Being,” Alan Weisman’s book “The World Without Us,” and Masanobu Fukuoka’s book “Sowing Seeds in the
In this first outing of “Without Us,” Suki O’Kane is doing sound design, seeking the
acoustic properties of natural materials in this ice, water, sand and rice environment,
bolstered by the musical artistry of Dylan Bolles, Jason Ditzian and Dohee Lee.
Dance: Shinichi Iova-Koga, Dana Iova-Koga, Peiling Kao, Benjamin Jarrett
Music: Suki O'Kane, Dylan Bolles, Jason Ditzian and special appearance by Dohee Lee.
Set: Frank Lee
Located in SOMA in San Francisco, CounterPULSE is a non-profit theater, performance space, community center, and gallery with roots deep in the Bay Area’s provocative performance and dance scenes. CounterPULSE produces its own shows, helps support local artists and activists with its programs and can be rented for productions and rehearsals.
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