Water in the Desert – performance

Water in the Desert

“Water in the Desert” is a multimedia/dance/music performance developed in residence at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center from 2011 – 2012.

The story line follows a fragmented and disillusioned people as they decide to search within themselves for answers they can’t find without. They eventually realize that we’re all a part of nature, even in the urban life. In the performance, dancers’ movements make visuals in real time, as well as creating and controlling sound. Musicians improvise along with the sounds that the dancers are creating.
2012 Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Artist in Residency Program


Concept, dance/visual director: Kiori Kawai

Music composer/director, new media programming: Aaron Sherwood


Dance: Ching-I Chang, Kevin Ho, Masanori Asahara, Marjolayne Auger, Kiori Kawai

Voice: Amy Carrigan

Violine: Jason Kao Hwang

piano: Jesse Lynch

Photograph: Momo Nakayama