IzumonookunI by Aretha Aoki and Ryan MacDonald

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Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Sep 15
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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This event is a SALEM NIGHT with free admission for Salem residents with ID at the door. 

IzumonookunI is a multidisciplinary dance inspired by Izumo no Okuni, 17th century cis-female founder of the Japanese dance-drama form, kabuki—a form that currently contains little trace of its cis-femalecentric, grassroots, counter-cultural origins. Choreographer Aretha Aoki and Bessie-nominated sound designer and artist Ryan MacDonald are resurrecting and re-imagining Okuni as a punk/synthwave/glam-goth figure. IzumokookunI aims to reclaim the origins of kabuki, collapse reductive binaries, and allow audiences to make new connections between seemingly disparate forms.

This event includes a Q and A with the artists after the performance.

Tickets are $15 general/$10 seniors/free for all students with ID and under 18.
All Salem State faculty and staff admitted free with university ID.