Based on the Japanese epic TALES OF THE HEIKE this is a love story about the female warrior Tomoe who is not allowed to die on the battlefield with her master, Yoshinaka. The premiere featured Japanese Noh master Munenori Takeda (Tokyo).
Premiere: ACT Theatre (Seattle) 2014.
Direction: Tikka Sears
Choreography: Christy Fisher
Dramaturgy: Ken Cerniglia
José Luis Muñoz, Jordan McClellan, and Matt Richardson (vocalists); Greg Bagley (6 string fretted acoustic bass); Nicole Truesdell (Indian harmonium); Garrett Fisher (keyboards); Stan Shikuma (Taiko Percussion), Sheri Brown (dancer).
Produced by Japan Arts Connection Lab / ACT Theater with support from Five Senses, Toshiba, Kansai Osaka 21 Century Association, The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle, The Asahi Shinbun Foundation, The Japanese Garden Advisory Council, and the Bellevue Children’s Academy.