Everything Starts From A Dot

November 8, 2018 - November 10, 2018


Part of La MaMa Puppet Series

The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street

Thursday to Friday at 8:30PM; Saturday at 7PM

$25 Adult Tickets; $20 Students/Seniors (+1 Facility Fee)

Concept & Visual Design by Nekaa Lab/Sachiyo Takahashi
Text from "Point and Line to Plane" by Wassily Kandinsky

Inspired by a Wassily Kandinsky quote, Everything Starts from a Dot is an abstract journey of a humble dot presented through Microscopic Live Cinema-Theatre, combining video projection and presence of moving objects on stage. An inhabitant of two dimensions, the dot escapes from its familiar environment. Through various encounters and metamorphoses, the dot explores microscopic yet cosmic territories in itself and beyond.

About the Artists

Sachiyo Takahashi is an artist, composer, and performer. Coming from a broad background in music — from Classical to traditional Japanese music to Electroacoustic — Sachiyo's work centers around storytelling accompanied by finely-­‐crafted audio that is integrated with other sensory elements. She explores the border between narrative and abstraction in a minimalist manner to generate fables for the subconscious realm.
Sachiyo founded Nekaa Lab in 2006 together with other "lab members" (stuffed toys and tiny figurines). She has been producing performances, installations and writings, while observing human nature from alternative perspectives.  Sachiyo's Microscopic Live Cinema-­‐Theatre — unique performances projected from a miniature stage — has been appraised as a quirky yet imaginative merging between theatrical and cinematic experiences.  Besides creation, Sachiyo also gives lectures and workshops presenting her unique approach to audio-­‐visual creation, focusing on auditory imagination.  Sachiyo currently lives in Brooklyn yet sometimes can be seen strolling the back alleys of Japan, where she is originated.
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The 8th La MaMa Puppet Festival Fall 2018 has been made possible with support from Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Jim Henson Foundation, Puppet Slam Network, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and public support by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Cultural on the Arts. Additional support from  Cheryl Henson is gratefully acknowledged.