5 Seasons is a contemporary interpretation of the Wu-Xing. Nine performers transform over the course of a metaphorical year through movement, sound, and video. This evening-length dance work explores the Wu-Xing, the Chinese fivefold conceptual schema that has been practiced over 2,000 years. Used to explain a wide variety of phenomena, it describes states both in nature and in the body, from cosmic cycles to relationships between internal organs. Choreographed and directed by Kira Blazek.
premiered March 10, 2016 at California Institute of the Arts
Video Design: Shih-lien Yen
Sound Design: Dan Gower
Lighting Design: Dylan Phillips
Costumes: Meghan Ims
Dancers: Mallory Fabian, Megan Fowler-Hurst, Ellen Edwards-Siess, Simon Greenberg, Kat Hernandez, Kayla Johnson, Alan Perez, Madison Shelpuk, Carissa Songhorian
Music for trailer: Dakhabrakha