Fan Macbeth (2011)

Conceived, choreographed and directed
by Sonoko Kawahara

La MaMa Moves! Festival

A brief encounter with poetic movement. Centered around the relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, the Shakespearean tale is reinterpreted with dance theater, using beautiful Japanese fans.

About the production

The traditional dan – a simple device with the untapped potential of expression- flows like no other puppetry of prop in Fan Macbeth. Merged with human bodies, it transforms the landscape of storytelling into a short yet rich, breathtaking dream-like theater experience.

Fan Macbeth was first developed and received a workshop presentation at Mabou Mines’ Resident Artist Program, Mabou Mines/Suite.


Production Credits

Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Sonoko Kawahara
Co-choreographed by Tsuyoshi Kaseda & Ai Ikeda
Performed by Jun Kim, Ai Ikeda, and Hillary Spector
Sounds by Soichiro Migita
Lights by Eric Southern

May 29 – June 5

Fan Macbeth is made possible in part with public funds from The Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City of Cultural Affairs and the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts which are both administrated by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of the Alliance of Resident Theaters/NY.