Performed by Sasha Waltz and guests this October, an avant-garde reinterpretation of the Noh classic Matsukaze will be the opening programme of the New Vision Arts Festival.
“As the enigmatic tale unfolds, singers also become dancers entwined in an eerily apocalyptic landscape. At times, a 17-metre-wide diaphanous web enmeshes the performers beyond time and space while reality is bounded by a 33-beam wooden frame. In such ways, the vivid stagecraft serves as a Noh bridge, crossing from now to the afterlife and taking souls back to the mortal world for ultimate liberation.”
The Financial Times said Waltz “has melded dancers and singers into one impressive ensemble who fly and swim through space like a strange dream of nature” and described “Matsukaze” as “meticulously made and compellingly beautiful.”
The New Vision Arts Festival will run from October 21 to November 20.
“Matsukaze” will be staged at 7.30pm from Friday until Sunday at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre. The programme is presented in German with Chinese and English surtitles. Tickets priced at $160, $280, $380, $480 and $580 are now available at www.urbtix.hk.