Using 3 different versions of the famous Bolero, each Bolero has its own meaning: past, present, and future. Intertwined with Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own," the piece depicts a woman's place in society through dance.
A 100 years ago, "photo brides" went abroad from Japan with hope. This is a dance epic inspired by the true story of choreographer Naoko Ito's grandmother and the story of many photo brides, "The Buddha in the Attic" (written by Julie Otsuka).
The red flowers represent "life" and the white flowers "death". This work revolves around the emotions of Japanese people as they wait for the cherry blossom season, which blooms every year in the Japanese archipelago. And visualizes personal memories and events, such as loss, lost things, and things that cannot be seen. The work tells the story of women waiting for the season of flowers in the midst of human life, where nothing is ever promised.
Set in a house, this is a dance story in which many fragments of women's memories become various events and come back to life in the present day. A fantasy about home and family arises in a mixture of recorded images, real-time images, and dance, telling the story of a woman's life far from home. Winner of the Japan Arts Festival 2008 and the Audience Award at the International Festival Szczukowanye 2011 in Poland.
The children who have passed away must have a place in the sky where they live.... As "children who have lost their present" flow through the past, the life of a woman who is said to have no home anywhere in the wide world comes to the fore. This is an unforgettable story created by various means of expression such as dance, recitation, video, art, and costumes.
The dancers are set as residents of a small village and the guest dancers as the village chief. The story begins with the "Pointe Ordinance" announced by the frog king. In response to this edict, the villagers desperately try on pointe. This is a dance story in the style of a fairy tale that visualizes the absurdity of wearing pointe for daily activities.