Arashi

 

Choreography, Costumes and Props: Sara Baird
Performance: Anemone Dance Theater
Music: Slow Six
Video Artist: Lee Whittier
November 2005

The tempest Arashi (translated as storm or tempest) is summoned while a larger-than-life-size origami vessel is constructed and begins its voyage. The performers explore the Japanese art of origami on an extraordinary scale as they fold a 9’x 9′ sheet of paper. The paper serves as both prop and reflective canvas. This tasked based piece exposes raw process and touches on the struggles of community as they build, work and venture forward on their journey.