Special Performances at Asia Society - This Weekend Only!
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 6/25/2015, 4:03 p.m.
In collaboration with Houston Ballet
Inspired by Japan’s popular The Crane Wife folktale, Tsuru weaves traditional ballet and soundscape with new movement and music, creating a graceful and elegant retelling of the beautiful story.
Tsuru is a world premiere production, co-conceived by Houston dancer Nao Kusuzaki. Asia Society is pleased to name Houston Ballet as its principal collaborator.
The Crane Wife summary: Most commonly, the story tells of a man who marries a crane disguised as a woman. The woman earns the couple money by weaving beautiful textiles from her feathers and, in doing so, becomes ill. Upon the man’s discovery of his wife’s true identity, she flies away, leaving him forever.
June 27 @ 7:30pm
June 28 @ 2:00pm
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$25 Members, $35 Non-members. Seating is limited. All sales final.
Nao Kusuzaki, Co-creator/Principal dancer
Charles-Louis Yoshiyama, Dancer
Shahar Dori, Dancer
Zecheng Liang, Dancer
Yumi Kurosawa, Koto
Lachezar Kostov, Cello
Kenta Kojiri, Choreographer
Matthew Ozawa, Artistic Director
Ryan McGettigan, Scenic Designer
Renee Brode, Lighting Designer
Dedicated support for Tsuru is provided by Akemi and Yasuhiko Saitoh, Nancy C. Allen, Ginni and Richard Mithoff, and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Series support of Asia Society Presents! is provided by Bank of America. Performing arts and cultural programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous support from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, The Clayton Fund, and Mickey Rosenau and Dr. Ellen Gritz, with additional support comes from the Favrot Fund. Funding is also provided through contributors from Friends of Performing Arts & Culture at Asia Society Texas Center.
This program is presented in collaboration with Houston Ballet and Japan America Society of Houston.
For more information, visit http://asiasociety.org