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This is a Japanese drama mixed with Bunraku-style puppetry, contemporary dance, video projection and exciting samurai sword fighting!!
This is a Japanese drama mixed with Bunraku-style puppetry, contemporary dance, video projection and exciting samurai sword fighting!!
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We are so excited to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season in New York City. Our new evening-length theater performance will be a mix of Japanese drama, Bunraku-style puppetry, contemporary dance, video projection, and of course our specialty – Samurai swordfighting!

We are collaborating with an international cast of actors, performers, puppeteers, musicians, and a theater projection designer to bring this epic story to life.

The tale is about Izou Tachibana, a powerful ninja clan leader who hovers between life and death in the midst of a battle. He is waging a desperate campaign to ignite a revolution for the citizens of feudal Japan. Caught in the limbo between worlds, he confronts the people of his life – living and dead – whom he feels responsible for, some of whom still want revenge.

In this multimedia performance of spirits and characters, projections and puppets, ninjas and wanderers; our story unfolds with humor, love, revenge, and life-or-death decisions. In Japanese and English, with English subtitles projected.

We are currently hard at work rehearsing and producing the show. We need your support to fund the exceptional production we have planned for you, our audience. Please donate what you can, and take advantage of the unique “thank you” offers we have on this page!

The performance will be at HERE in the West Village, New York City.

February 15-24, 2013. Check our website for details and tickets.

www.samuraiswordsoul.com

Thank you for your support!

Samurai Sword Soul

Risks and challenges

We have new challenges for this show. It is the first time for us to collaborate with video artists, and also we will be using English subtitles. We are integrating two screens with video projection, and a third for the English subtitles.
Not only that, we are fusing contemporary dance and Bunraku style puppetry.
It's all new and exciting for us, but it means more rehearsals, and more people to help during the production: stage hands, puppeteers, ushers, marketing help, and tech crew. We have many of the people in place already, but we need to continue to reach out for help.

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