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Phantom Limb Company: Falling Out (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019

DIRECT CURRENT The Human Journey

Known for its marionette puppetry and multimedia theatrical production, New York's Phantom Limb Company has created a response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in collaboration with butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka. The work is the company's final installment in an environmental trilogy exploring our changing relationship to nature over time. Both performances also include a post-show discussion with the artistic team.

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Co-founded by artist, director, and set designer Jessica Grindstaff and composer and puppet-maker Erik Sanko, New York’s Phantom Limb Company is known for its work with marionette puppetry and its focus on collaborative, multimedia theatrical production, and design. The company makes its Kennedy Center debut with Falling Out, a response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Created in collaboration with butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka, a member of Japan’s famed Sankai Juku troupe, the work represents the final installment of Phantom Limb Company’s environmental trilogy exploring our changing relationship to nature over time. Using The Lab’s signature approach, both performances also include a post-show discussion with a wide range of experts, offering rich insights into the artistic approaches and sociopolitical context.

Both performances also include a post-show discussion with the artistic team, offering rich insights into the artistic approaches and sociopolitical context, moderated by Derek Goldman, co-director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics.

Part of the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT CURRENT celebration of contemporary culture

Falling Out is co-presented in collaboration with The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University.
Produced by Octopus Theatricals

This event is part of The Human Journey,collaboration between the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. The Human Journey invites audiences to investigate the powerful experiences of migration, exploration, identity, and resilience through the lenses of the performing arts, science, and visual art.