AINU SHADOW PROJECT 2011
Photos from a development workshop in Hokkaido and a work-in-progress presentation in Tokyo, Japan Nov - Dec, 2011.
AINU SHADOW PROJECT is a new multidisciplinary shadow theatre work that explores the mythology of the Ainu tribe of Hokkaido, Japan to illuminate the history, the plight, and the power of this little known indigenous culture. The project will be created by our Artisti Director Larry Reed; OKI, a leading torchbearer of the Ainu culture, who specializes in the Sakhalin Ainu string instrument, “tonkori”; and Tetsuro Koyano and his shadow theatre company based in Tokyo, Urotsutenoyako Bayangans.
US premiere and tour planned for 2013. Stay tuned!