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Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady

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Recipient of the Medal of Honor for the Cultural Excellence from the City of Piura in Peru

Watch the archive video of the live performance (broadcast live on Dec 9, 2012) at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts CLICK HERE TO WATCH

"Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady"---short excerpt video CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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"Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady" is a physical story telling based on Japanese legend of a Jyorogumo (Binding Lady). Fusion of Japanese physical theatre, unconventional puppetry/mask, and chanting, the show, according to a critic "is a triumphant display of some serious artistry"(DC Theatre Scene). It was commissioned by the Embassy of the United States in Peru and premiered in Danza Nueva, Peru and won the Medal of Honor for the Cultural Excellence from the City of Piura, Peru in July 2012. Most recently, we performed this piece at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in December 2012.

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"Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady is a triumphant display of some serious artistry. From the dreams’ concepts to each performers’ facial expressions, the show is well-polished on every level. DC is lucky to have such talent on display. Shouldn’t miss this imaginative tour-de-force."---DC Theatre Scene

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Photography: Leslie Searles

Tour to Peru, July 2-12, 2012
 
Washington DC performance at the Studio Theatre, July 13-15, 2012

Mid-West tour, September 7-21, 2012

Washington DC performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, December 9, 2012

New York performance at the Wang Center, April 27, 2013 at 8:00pm
(For reservations call 631-632-7300)

Philadelphia performance, August 6-7, 2013

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