Danse: Sadako by Compagnie Uzumaki
May 26, 2017
Venue : MaTic, Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall, 109 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tickets : RM40 // RM35 for AFKL members, students, disabled, seniors www.ticketpro.com.my
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On August 6th, 1945, the Japanese city of Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the US. Sadako was two years old then and was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at the age of 12. She was then told about a Japanese legend stating that whoever folds a thousand paper cranes shall see their wish granted. Sadako managed to fold 644 paper cranes before she died. Her friends folded the rest.
This Japanese story inspired the leading dancer of the Uzumaki Company, Valentine Nagata-Ramos. In her show, she mixes hip hop, butô and origami to express the journey from childhood to adulthood. The evening, which unites tradition and modernity and merges eastern and western elements, will first feature first performances from Malaysian dancers from Kwang Tung Dance Company following a workshop led by Nagata-Ramos, then the show Sadako performed by the master dancer herself.
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