Theater homage features dance, puppet

The Seattle Times review of Woman, Monkey and Kabuki Joe

Misha Berson wrote a nice review of Woman, Monkey and Kabuki Joe in The Seattle Times. Here's an excerpt:

"Nippon Kan was both the site and subject of WOMAN, MONKEY AND KABUKI JOE, an intriguing new dance-theater piece.... Critical to the elegiac mood was Au Yong's original music, a shifting soundscape performed live by composer and cast members on gongs, drums and bells, a tinny out-of-tune piano, bamboo mouth harp and kazoo, and by improvisational singer Jessika Kenney, who at times backed up her careening voice with a shruti box (an Indian drone instrument)."
Dedicated to intercultural collaboration, Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation, music for a changing world. He teaches in Performing Arts & Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.

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