Wings — Yass Hakoshima (choreographer, performer) with Samir Chatterjee (composer, tabla player), Min Xiao-Fen (pipa player), and Masayo Ishigure (koto player)

“ Don’t kill him! The fly it wings its hands, its feet.” — Issa

In a series of solo pieces inspired by Haiku poetry, Yass Hakoshima expresses his personal interpretations of Japanese traditions and theatre forms. Japanese fables and themes are illuminated with the cycles and rhythms found in nature.

Samir Chatterjee’s experimental score reflects these influences as well as other minimalist accompanying pieces by T. Sawai Toronoyoni performed on the koto. Hsu Po-Yun’s Pipa, performed on the pipa.

Wings was performed on February 16, 2008 at the Puffin Foundation (Teaneck, NJ) and March 20, 2008 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater (Joan Weill Center for Dance) in New York City.