Tues Mar 27 | 15:30 | Plovdiv Drama Theater, Small Stage (Black Box)
SKELETON FLOWER is a performance that combines rich imagery, live music and song, solo dance and storytelling ritual. This new performance is a semi-autobiographical exploration of a creative person’s struggle with identity, depression and the awakening of personal power. Director Haruko Crow Nishimura draws on her own difficult and, at times, violent upbringing that led to major breakdowns and years of depression. The work explores how, through creativity, she was able to not only survive, but also share the fruits of her imagination with others, and transform herself in the process. Nishimura’s personal story is melded together with three fairy tales in which female protagonists overcame great opposition by putting their creative desires into action: The Fitchers Bird, The Red Shoes, and Wild Swans.
DURATION 60 minutes
DANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY, COSTUME DESIGN, ARTISTIC DIRECTION Haruko Crow Nishimura
LIVE MUSIC Joshua Kohl PRODUCTION DESIGN Elizabeth Jameson VIDEO DESIGN Leo Mayberry FILM PRODUCTION Mischa Jakupcak LIGHTING DESIGN Jessica Trundy
CONTACT FOR MEDIA Joshua Kohl email@example.com