Multimedia Dance Performance Features Tokyo Artist Collective

Towson University’s Asian Arts & Culture Center, in coordination with the university’s graduate-level Theatre Arts Department, will present “No-to: memory fades,” a multimedia dance by Attack Theatre of Pittsburgh and Nibroli, an interdisciplinary artist collective from Tokyo, on Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m. in Stephens Hall Theatre, 8000 York Road. The multimedia performance is described as “a high voltage collaboration” that explores the deeper processes of memory, loss and survival through dance, live music and multimedia projections. Computer-generated animation and music will be melded with innovative contemporary dance to five musical accompaniment.

The performance was originally inspired by the showers of paper from the collapse of the World Trade Center. “No-to” is a Westernized word for "notebook" in Japanese, referring here to the process of journaling. Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope, Attack Theatre co-founders, in collaboration with Nibroli’s founder and choreographer, Mikuni Yanaihara, reflect on the power of the notebook as a repository for memories in the moments at which the present fades into the past.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office at the corner of Osler and Cross Campus drives. Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and one hour prior to the performance. Tickets can also be purchased online. For additional infonrnation, call the Towson University Center for the Arts Box Office at 410-704-2787.

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This story was published on September 17, 2003.