Spatial Poetics XV

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8pm
SFU Woodwards – Studio D (149 West Hastings Street)
Curated by Mark Takeshi McGregor

New interdisciplinary work inspired by Japanese ghost stories by Jay Hirabayashi, Barbara Bourget & Stefan Smulovitz and Linda Uyehara Hoffman & Eileen Kage.
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Now in its 15th year, Spatial Poetics is an evening of experimental performance pieces in which artists are invited to create new performance-based work together and encouraged to work beyond their usual disciplines.

This year’s Spatial Poetics is inspired by Japanese ghost stories. The first half of the evening features Linda Uyehara Hoffman and Eileen Kage, presenting a new piece that combines ghost mythologies from around the world. This new work fuses elements of human voice, taiko drumming, and live visual art.

The second half of the evening features dance artists Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget, and composer/performer Stefan Smulovitz. Their contribution to the evening combines movement, butoh dance, and solo viola in a chilling retelling of the Japanese folk tale, “Mujina, the Faceless Ghost.”

Spatial Poetics XIV, curated by Powell Street Festival artistic director Mark Takeshi McGregor, takes place on Saturday, June 25. Doors at 7:30 p.m; Performance at 8:00 p.m. at Studio D, SFU Woodward’s (149 West Hastings Street).

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