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1, 2, 3: National Ballet of Japan performing Escaping the Weight of Darkness. Photos by Takashi Shikama

4, 5, 6: National Ballet of Japan performing Escaping the Weight of Darkness. Photos by Takao Komaru

Escaping the Weight of Darkness

  • Choreography: Jessica Lang
    Music: 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

     

    Length: 25 minutes

    Number of Dancers: 18

     

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

     

    World premiere: March 24, 2014 at the New National Theater in Tokyo, Japan