FEBRUARY 23 - 24
at NOHspace - PROJECT ARTAUD
2840 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco debut of the original feature-length dance theater production by FATAMORGANA DANCETHEATER, written and directed by Ari Rudenko, performed by Ari Rudenko, Shoko Yamamuro, Ni Luh Kompiang Davies, Barbara Byers, Adrian Wong, Lila Dodge, and Brandon Yu.
HOLY GARDEN is a dark dream of temptation and a questioning into the nature of Holiness, rooted in an experimental interpretation of the Balinese and Javanese mystic practice of the Four Spiritual Siblings. HOLY GARDEN is a multi-layered vision, both intensely present and mirage-like, both hypnotically beautiful and terrifying.
Holy Garden is the story of a blind eel, living in the bones of a dead whale in the inky darkness of the ocean floor. When she dies, she is reincarnated into the Holy Garden as a shadow creature (mahluk asing in Indonesian), a stranger in a strange land. Here in the Holy Garden, she encounters the four forbidden fruits (black, red, gold, and white), each guarded by the Four Spiritual Siblings. Will she eat them all?
Originally conceived of and written by Ari Rudenko in Bali, HOLY GARDEN is crafted in a unique style that fuses aspects of Butoh theater with inspiration and energy from Indonesia. Since its inception in 2012, HOLY GARDEN has been staged five times in Bali and Java, Indonesia, in collaboration with an Indonesian and International cast.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: arirudenko.com/holygarden