FOR ALL THIS, WE BEGIN WITH ONE BREATH.
“BOTH”, is a work about being Here, Now. Though no longer the work we intended when we began, “Both” speaks from a time before 9-11, a time immediately after and, most importantly, right now. Drawing from martial arts, contact improvisation, aerial dance and yogic, vipassana & zen meditation styles “Both” is a celebration of the human spirit. “Bushido” is the samurai way - in modern terms it is the mettle to persevere and in “Both” it is manner and message in a look at our multicultural America.
"Both” includes a bungee solo as well as searing and relentless dancing in a new quartet by Maura for herself, Peggy Cheng, Nancy Ellis and Nicole Marshall, meant to challenge the ‘either/or’ notions of identity politics. The performance also includes a new work by Cheng, a truly Asian American mix by sound/video collaborator Brian Nishii/Westwell Productions and costume designer Anh Bui, as well as riveting spoken word by Eirene Donohue, live music by Perry Yung, chanting by Maeve Donohue and lighting by Jay Ryan. Additional performers include guests Tom Lee and Marina Celander.