My Eyes to Ask Again
August 7, 8, 9
A silent movement-based piece featuring the Commonweal ensemble.
Wealhouse is excited to present a new devised work based on the silent movement pieces of Japanese theatre master Ōta Shōgo.
Influential Japanese director Ōta Shōgo’s poetic masterwork The Water Station (Mizu no eki) utilizes his revolutionary style of slow tempo and silence to explore human relationships with the elements and each other. My Eyes to Ask Again continues in this tradition: through riveting slow movement and silent expressions, the play depicts the stories of travelers, unsettled and forced to move by an unspecified calamity, making their way to a public water spigot. An approach to physical performance that incorporates a slow movement practice with an improvisational sensibility that encourages individuals to appreciate the moment-to-moment fact of one’s “being here.”