The Exponential Festival Presents: ten dreams of metamorphoses or me talk dirty someday
January 31 - February 3$20 – $50
The Exponential Festival and The Brick present
ten dreams of metamorphoses or me talk dirty someday
by Yuki Kawahisa
January 31-February 3, 2024
You are invited to Yuki’s world! Follow her on a wild solo ride across dreams, memories and *stories*. As you find that precious connection, deep intimacy we all seek from theatre, you might suddenly wonder “Can I actually trust this silly narrator?”, well, can you?
Written, directed, designed and performed by Yuki Kawahisa
with Caleb Hammond (Co-director) and Tina Rosner (Dramaturg)
Inspired by Soseki Natsume’s Ten Nights of Dreams, Yuki weaves her story with invisible threads of dreams and non-dreams, memories and non-memories, to invite the audience into her unreliable but truth-seeking memoir. This vulnerable, sensual and silly solo is part storytelling, part dance, part poetry – Yuki’s offering, an attempt at hope and connection. Together can we find that space again that we always longed for in theater: intimacy, honesty, and reaction?
cw: complete darkness
Yuki Kawahisa, a native of Japan, is an actor, theatre creator, performing artist, working/collaborating/devising across disciplines with various artists, companies and her own. Hailed by The New York Times as “simple and brutal as a knife to the throat.” (Americana Kamikaze by Temporary Distortion), “dynamite” (FEAST by Andrew Ondrejcak), Kawahisa has appeared in some of the most exciting experimental theatre pieces in New York, been seen at downtown and off-Broadway venues, internationally as well, in Canada, Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Australia, Indonesia and Japan. She has also worked with renowned theatre directors Robert Wilson and Richard Foreman. Kawahisa debuted and toured with her first written solo, The Kimono Loosened, which received very positive reviews throughout Canada and in New York. This is her second solo and first story-telling piece. Kawahisa loves both traditional and non-traditional theatre and is a great admirer of Noh (trained in Kita style) as well as post-dramatic and experimental theatre. Throughout the pandemic, Kawahisa continued her creative practice with her project “HenSin-MetaMorPhosis” and made videos everyday for 560 days. Her secret goal is to be a great clown someday.
Caleb Hammond, an actor and director in theater, television, and film, as well as a studio and installation artist. His work has been shown worldwide, including PS122 and The Kitchen in NYC, National Theater of Hungary, Maison des Arts, Paris, Nishida Museum of Art, Japan, and The Chrysler Museum, Virginia. www.Calebhammond.com
Tina Rosner is a Tokyo-based Hungarian researcher of contemporary performing arts. She also works as a director, actor, dramaturg. She gave workshops in the United States, Japan, and Europe, and took part in numerous performing arts programs. Rosner met Kawahisa while working with Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center. www.tinarosner.com
THE EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL
JANUARY’S BROOKLYN-BASED THEATRE FESTIVAL
~ A pleasure, a mess, a thrill, and a dream. ~
Exponential is a month-long January festival dedicated to New York City-based emerging artists working in experimental performance. The participants in this multi-artist, multi-venue festival are committed to ecstatic creativity in the face of commercialism. Exponential is driven by inclusiveness and a diversity of artists, forms, and ideas coupled with utopian resource-sharing, mentoring and the championing of risky, rigorous work in eclectic fields. theexponentialfestival.org
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