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A World Premiere; In the Box 2 -You and Me- feat. Miki Orihara and Senri Oe

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A World Premiere; In the Box 2 -You and Me- feat. Miki Orihara and Senri Oe

Time: June 30, 2017 at 7pm to July 2, 2017 at 6pm
Location: La Mama
Street: 74 East 4th Street, 3rd Floor
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: dance, music, visual, performance
Organized By: Nissy Plus, Inc. / Mar Creation, Inc.
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2017

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Acclaimed Dancer/Choreographer Miki Orihara Premieres In the Box 2 Featuring Live Music by 
Jazz Pianist/Composer Senri Oe

[Title] A World Premiere of In the Box 2 -You and Me-
– Friday, June 30 @ 7:00pm / 9:00pm
– Saturday, July 1 @ 6:00pm / 8:00pm
Sunday, July 2 @ 5:00pm

[Venue] Summer Shares at La MaMa
[Address] 74 East 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003
Train] 6 to Astor Place, F to 2nd Avenue

– $30 in advance (Student $20)
– $35 at door (Student $25)
– $100 VIP

To purchase tickets, visit
– April Thibeault, AMT PR
– phone: 212.861.0990
– email: april(at) 

[Press Release] New York, NY (FOR RELEASE 06.08.17) — Celebrated for her captivating work with the Martha Graham Dance Company, dancer/choreographer Miki Orihara premieres the second incarnation of her multi-media work, In the Box (ITB). Directed by theatrical visual-effects specialist Hiroyuki Nishiyama (a.k.a. nissy), this new experimental dance-theater piece features performances by Bessie Award winner Orihara with original music by best-selling Sony Music artist Senri Oe. Using cutting edge animations and projections from Japan, In the Box 2 (ITB2) juxtaposes three-dimensional sounds and images with the flesh and bones of a dancer and her moving shadow.

“I am thrilled to be collaborating again with these innovative Japanese artists,” says Orihara. “Together we have formed a unique collaboration of movement and technology. Through animations, interactive projections, and my own shadow, I will embark on a meditative journey of inner and outer discovery. I encourage audience members to join me in this search for the meaning of life and challenge them to find their own ‘box.’” 

ITB2 follows the 2015 premiere of ITB which explored the paradox of “Where Technology Meets the Body” inspired by Schrödinger‘s cat (quantum mechanics). ITB 2 picks up where its predecessor left off and opens the book of our lives in a paradoxical nature. “ITB2 explores human nature by mixing the human body with technology,” explains Orihara. “Audiences will experience entirely new sensations!” Using a streamlined technology of sensor system and infrared camera, audiences can enjoy the dancer’s motions and visual expressions through streamlined technology including CG, infrared cameras, and three-dimensional audio.

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