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Karole Armitage and Armitage Gone! Dance are National Sawdusts Artists in Residence during the 2018-2019 Season! 


IN DEVELOPMENT: YOU TOOK A PART OF ME

You Took a Part of Me is a transdisiplinary, wired Noh production that combines the minimalist rigor of traditional Ghost Noh with emergent technologies. Noh, the Japanese music drama performed since the 14th century, is the oldest theater art still performed today. Choreographer, Karole Armitage, Harvard professor of Japanese Culture, Melissa McCormick, MIT Media Lab designers, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Jifei Ou, costume designer, Peter Speliopoulos, lighting designer Clifton Taylor and composer, Reiko Yamada are collaborating on the dreamlike work. You Took a Part of Me incorporates expressive, new technologies adapted for the stage to explore erotic entanglement, unresolved attachments and the search for harmony that are hallmarks of Noh Theater.

You Took a Part of Me will premiere at Japan Society, April 12-13, 2019.

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“Fiercely pure….Armitage follows a path cleared by George Balanchine…she presents the performers as molten steel cooling into stunning shapes, yet also reminds us that they are not clones of a technique but individuals, with minds, moods, and imperfections of their own”

Deborah Jowitt, THE VILLAGE VOICE

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Karole Armitage named is an MIT MEdia Lab Directors Fellow.




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