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      Fire and Ashes: Making the Ballet RAkU in Berkeley


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      December 29, 2019

      Sunday   2:30 PM

      110 Sproul Hall
      Berkeley, California 94720

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      Fire and Ashes: Making the Ballet RAkU

      Film - Documentary | December 29 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

      Sponsor:  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

      Bay Area filmmaker Shirley Sun’s engaging dance film goes behind the scenes with composer Shinji Eshima and San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov as they recount their collaboration with the original cast of RAkU. Set in historic Japan, the ballet is a fictional tale filled with passion, lust, loss, pain, and compassion, based on a true event: the burning of the beautiful Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. Fire and Ashes unites Eastern and Western cultures in music, literature, philosophy, and dance, as Possokhov’s choreography integrates Japanese Noh theater and Butoh performance with classical and contemporary ballet.

      Event contact:  CA, bampfapress@berkeley.edu, 5106420808

      Categories: Film

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