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.