Jessica Grindstaff (Direction & Design, Artistic Director for Phantom Limb Company); Erik Sanko (Original Music & Puppet Design, Co-founder of Phantom Limb Company); Dai Matsuoka (Butoh Master), Mara Isaacs (Producer, Octopus Theatricals); Henrik Vibskov (Costumes); Brian H Scott (Lighting Design); Darron L West (Sound Design); Keith Skretch (Video Design); Janice Paran (Dramaturgy)
Endlessly inventive theater artists Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko offer an emotional call to climate action. Inspired by the catastrophic 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, this rippling meditation on water, heartbreak, and toxic fallout fuses contemporary flex dance and Japanese butoh tradition with Phantom Limb’s singular style of puppet theater. Created in collaboration with Dai Matsuoka of the transportive dance troupe Sankai Juku, Falling Out weaves music, movement, and design into a haunting tapestry of collective collapse and renewal.
75 minutes (no intermission)
October 12-13, 2018
Oz Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (World Premiere)