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Fruits borne out of rust by Tabaimo and Maki Morishita
Conceived and directed by internationally renowned Japanese visual artist Tabaimo in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Maki Morishita, this whimsical, mischievous multimedia work is performed by a solo female dancer and two on-stage musicians to an original score by Yusuke Awazu and Keisuke Tanaka. Exploring the notion of moving from states of stability to instability and back again, Fruits borne out of rust suggests we have an innate power to renew ourselves, even when our bodies and souls feel rusty from suffering or neglect. Tabaimos immersive, animated video projections transform the stage space: into a wood floor apartment, a large birdcage that traps the dancer with a dove, and a line of tatami mats that swallows the dancer whole. Morishita's choreography blends subtle movements of the dancer's fingers and toes with the dynamic drive of her torso and limbs, enhancing Tabaimo's peculiar world.