In the Box 2 with Acclaimed Dancer/Choreographer Miki Orihara


In the Box 2, Miki Orihara, Senri Oe, Hiroyuki Nishiyama (AKA nissy), theater, dance, technology

In the Box 2

Friday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 1 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Summer Shares at La MaMa – 74 East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue)

Admission: $100 VIP/$30 in advance/$20 students
$35 at door/$25 students

Celebrated for her captivating work with the Martha Graham Dance Company, dancer/choreographer Miki Orihara premieres the second incarnation of her multi-media work, In the Box. Directed by theatrical visual-effects specialist Hiroyuki Nishiyama (a.k.a. nissy), this new experimental dance-theater piece features performances by Bessie Award winner Orihara with original music by best-selling Sony Music artist Senri Oe. Using cutting edge animations and projections from Japan, In the Box 2 juxtaposes three-dimensional sounds and images with the flesh and bones of a dancer and her moving shadow.

“I am thrilled to be collaborating again with these innovative Japanese artists,” says Orihara. “Together we have formed a unique collaboration of movement and technology. Through animations, interactive projections, and my own shadow, I will embark on a meditative journey of inner and outer discovery. I encourage audience members to join me in this search for the meaning of life and challenge them to find their own ‘box.’”

ITB2 follows the 2015 premiere of ITB, which explored the paradox of “Where Technology Meets the Body” inspired by Schrödinger‘s cat (quantum mechanics). ITB 2 picks up where its predecessor left off and opens the book of our lives in a paradoxical nature. “ITB2 explores human nature by mixing the human body with technology,” explains Orihara. “Audiences will experience entirely new sensations!” Using a streamlined technology of sensor system and infrared camera, audiences can enjoy the dancer’s motions and visual expressions through streamlined technology including CG, infrared cameras, and three-dimensional audio.

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