Part dance, part theatre, part CG animation, Mystical Abyss is a visually striking live performance piece infused with the potent elegance of Japanese Noh theatre and the raw athleticism of modern dance. Written by legendary Bay Area Playwright John O’Keefe, Mystical Abyss brings together ancient stories & legends from Japanese Jomon culture and Native American creation myths, and evokes powerful images of unity across different generations, cultures and traditions focusing on the cyclical story of death and rebirth. Featuring venerable artists from the traditional Noh theatre of Japan and Native American performance traditions, as well as veteran dancers of Denver favorite Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, this limited touring engagement from Theatre of Yugen of San Francisco, Calif. is a unique performance event not to be missed.
Sponsored by Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, College of Liberal Arts, World Stay Club, Japan, the departments of Foreign Languages & Literatures and Ethnic Studies, and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. United Airlines and National Endowment for the Arts. The Consulate General of Japan in Denver.