French physical theater maverick Aurélien Bory takes Japanese dancer Kaori Ito, entangled in a dense field of 5,000 black nylon wires, as both muse and instrument. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #AurelienBory.
A Forest of Threads—Plexus, Director's Note (BAM blog)
"Plexus emanates from the innermost—the anatomical network of nerves, which can be our Achilles heel—to the outside, to space, here the network of strings, reminiscent of the Latin etymology of the word plexus: interweaving."
Keeping up with Aurélien Bory’s Compagnie 111.
All things Kaori Ito.
Watch & Listen
Performing as four different women, Kaori Ito asks “Who am I, if my body does not belong to me?”
Les Sept Planches de la Ruse (YouTube)
This sublimely simple work—at BAM in 2008—exemplifies Bory’s characteristic use of shape, light, and shadow.
James Thiérrée: Au revoir Parapluie (YouTube)
Ito performs a spectacular rope solo in the work of 2015 Richard B. Fisher Next Wave Award recipient James Thiérrée.
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