The Crane Wife


The Crane Wife (2008)

Music by Meg Okura: performed by Meg Okura’s Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
35 minutes / 8-12 dancers / (5-piece band and narrator optional)

Costumes:
Maiko Chii, Momo Suzuki

Lighting:
Christopher Edwards, Tony Marques

Dancers photographed:
Mona Afable, Ivanova Aguilar, Alison Cook Beatty, Cornelius Brown, Hasi, Erin Hunter Jennings, Faith Hunter Kimberling, Mariko Kumanomido, Scott Lewis, Chie Mukai, Edgar L. Peterson, Gisela Quinteros, Yuu Fujita Toews, Merrin Trombka, Michelle Vargo, Matthew Wagner, and Justin Wingenroth

Musicians photographed: Mamiko Kitaura, Jun Kunbo, Rubin Kodheli, Mathias Kunzli, Meg Okura, Katie Takahashi

Photography: Angel Hess, Sergei Krakisau, Kazuo Ooka and Patrick Rinn

Intertwining traditional Japanese and contemporary Western dance and music, this dance novella re-imagines an ancient Japanese fable of a magic crane and the lonely sail-maker who saves her life.

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