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Occurs on Tuesday March 14 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


ArtSpring Theatre
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8

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Birthday Present for Myself

Accomplished dancer-choreographer-actor Hiromoto Ida skillfully merges dance, theatre, classical music, and voice to tell the story of the old man, raising a glass of sake to himself in celebration on what will be his last birthday. Inspired by the subtlety and simplicity of Japanese Noh theatre through western contemporary dance and music, Hiromoto touches the hearts of audiences; exploring a shared moment through the inner world and emotions of the old man, they are inspired to find unexpected beauty in their own lives.

Creator & director - Hiromoto Ida Composer - Pavel Karmanov Soprano - Allison Girvan Clarinet - Nicola Everton Piano - Sue Gould Cello - Jeff Faragher Violin & viola - Martine DenBok Choreographer - Hiromoto Ida

With intermission.

Thank you to Mouat’s Home Hardware for sponsoring this performance.

Photo: Yoshimasa Suzuki

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