a dance-theatre company that works between traditions and disciplines
TomoeArts will be completing our work in 2024, after 15 years of unique creation and connection. Our work will continue in several forms, which we are excited to share with you here as they develop.
What we've done...
chamber opera combining noh and western classical music, traditional Japanese dance in parks, contemporary dance-theatre in art galleries, classes in kabuki movement and dance, Japanese festival dance inspired performances with hand-held projectors and umbrellas in rainy city streets, kabuki dance concerts featuring master artists from Japan, intimate dances in kimono for special events, concerts of voice and music, magical theatre of image and sound, and much more.
What they've said...
"Vancouver's TomoeArts uses a whirling mix of Japanese dance, music, and projected visuals to conjure the otherworldly."
"...from complex and serious with a touch of magic and ritual, to the mundane and relatable, the comic, the human."
"Remarkable and enriching."
"I was literally floored by the performances."
"Fabulous, deep, exquisite, detailed, heartfelt, intellectual. . . "
"A visual and aural extravaganza."
"... a beautiful story, engaging music, and a production that will make you rethink what opera can be. "