QUEEN OF KNIVES
premiere: December 12-15, 2013; Z Space, San Francisco
Based on "Queen of Knives," a poem by Neil Gaiman.
"The conjurer took a kitchen knife, pushed it slowly through the red hatbox. And then the singing stopped."
A child visits her grandparents. They go to a magic show. The grandmother is called up to the stage to be vanished... Queen of Knives is an evening-length dance piece that examines love, loss, and regret through the mysterious lens of magic.
Photography by Ben Hersh.
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Length: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes
Choreography and direction: Megan and Shannon Kurashige
Cast: Eric Garcia, Katharine Hawthorne, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige, Shannon Leypoldt, Carson Stein, Megan Wright
Lighting design: Stephanie Buchner
Costume design: Emily Kurashige
Props: Mika Hamamura, Jason Kurashige, Jon Hamamura
Original music recordings: Harry Bolles, Theo Padouvas
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, James V. Monaco/Joseph McCarthy, Claude Debussy, Béla Bartók, Maurice Ravel, Jherek Bischoff