Theatre Uzume was founded at the New School for Drama in 2014 by Suzanne Karpinski. It is a platform for emerging artists to work collaboratively on the development of hybrid or multidisciplinary theatre and its performance. Theatre Uzume works on a project by project basis.
Uzume is the Shinto Goddess who returned light to the world when she rescued the Sun Goddess Amaterasu through her humor, inspired dance and singing. It is our hope that we may likewise shine a light on our understanding of the world through the music, theatre and dance we bring to the stage.
Theatre Uzume creates opportunities for emerging artists to collaborate on innovative, boundary-breaking projects, as well as to reinterpret classic plays from new perspectives. We bring together media from live rock music, dance, visual art and puppetry to circus with narrative theater. This rehearsal-intensive, devised manner of working empowers artists to explore fresh manners of expressing their ideas.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
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"In the Hand of Dreams" - 2013