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SUJI: LINES OF TRADITION – APRIL
“Nasty, Foolish, and Short”
Puppet artist Tom Lee and Shubukai’s Yoshinojo Fujima present an interation of the excerpt from “Suji: Lines of Tradition” as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. The full piece will be presented this May. This original dance/puppetry collaboration and research project is based on their experience and study of traditional Japanese performance. This experimental piece focuses on the presentation of self; exploring ideas of identity and gender presentation using the aesthetics of Japanese classical dance and Japanese cart puppetry (kuruma ningyo) as a lift off point. Shamisen music will be by Toyoaki Sanjuro (aka Tatsu Aoki). Interwoven throughout traditional Japanese arts is a sense of tradition, conventions, and rules. This project is made possible by the 3Arts and the individual donors as part of a 3AP (3Arts Projects) Beyond the Box campaign from last winter. Thank you for your continued support of Shubukai. This is all made possible only with everyone’s contribution!