Escaping the Weight of Darkness
National Ballet of Japan performing Escaping the Weight of Darkness
Photo by Takashi Shikama

Premiered in

18 (7 men, 11 women)

25 minutes

Commissioned by
National Ballet of Japan, New National Theatre, Tokyo

Restaged on
National Ballet of Japan (2016)

“This work was received with cheers from the audience - acclaim surely due in part to the way the choreographer took the dancers' dispositions and skills into consideration to weave an impressive piece.”
- Ayako Takahashi, Japan Times, April 2, 2014

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm, Josh Kramer, John Metcalfe

Set Design
Jessica Lang, using molo products designed by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen

Costume Design
Izumi Yamada

Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce

Assistant in creation process
Kanji Segawa

Past Performances
March 18-23, 2014Tokyo, JapanMore Info
November 22, 2014Nigata, JapanMore Info
March 12-13, 2016Tokyo, JapanMore Info
April 2, 2014Japan TimesMore Info
June 1, 2014Interior Design MagazineMore Info