Aiming to take audience members on a foray into temporal transcendence, the renowned U-Theatre (優人神鼓) will embark on a North America tour from Nov. 14 through 24.
The "Enlightened Turn toward the Present” tour will take U-Theatre ― an ethereal performance group associated with gongs, taiko drums, martial arts, and nomadic chanting ― to Indiana, New York, and Ontario.
From their rich repertoire, "Sword of Wisdom” will be performed in Indiana's Butler University and Ontario's National Arts Center. "Beyond Time” will also be staged in New York as part of the 2015 Next Wave Festival.
"Sword of Wisdom” evokes postures based on Gurdjieff and several sacred dances of India and Central Asia, adding wooden and metal percussion to the drum scores along the path of the Brave One seeking wisdom and strength.
"Beyond Time” seeks to reflect the majesty of the infinite universe through choreography mimicking planetary movement, mirrored floors, and light projections of rainfall, eclipse, and full moon.
Read more about U-Theatre here, or scroll down for the performance dates of the 'Enlightened Turn toward the Present' tour.
Brooklyn, New York