Hiru to Yoru
|Premiere Performance:||November 28, 2015 – Fleck Dance Theatre|
“Day and Night” (Hiru to Yoru in Japanese) is an expression often used to refer to two things that in stark contrast to one another. In this case, the two drummers on stage beat the taiko with contrasting personalities and styles. This piece also literally expresses the time of day: from the afternoon where things are lively and exciting, to the dead of night where only the sound of wind and insects can be heard. Like hands on a clock, the two performers circle the drum symbolically representing time.